My efforts to draw a non-typical female for the new upcoming story "Houses, Churches & Graveyards" is a work in progress. But in the interest of starting to draw the new story I've developed some more conventional females. Hopefully this character, Nora Downey, is not to (yawn) boring/typical looking. Is her hair, her bangs, too manga?
The difficulties of designing characters. She... he (?) wound up looking too tranny-ish. I like the hard angles but have to narrow the nose a little and feminize the chin.
But then again I'd like to design a non-typical comic female. I don't want her to be the (yawn) typical busty comic woman. I want her to have physical quirks to match her sullen personality.
The last panels of Shopper on the Verge of Death are in the history books of Frank Bruce. Character development continues for the new story: Houses, Churches & Graveyards. This kind of prep-drawing does not suit my strengths, but creating characters like this is ongoing OJT.
Houses, Churches & Graveyards is the next werewolf story in the Lycos Anthropos book. It's still in storyboard stage, but I hope to begin work in earnest soon.
The Marrow Bones looked at society's expectations put on all of us, and Shopper on the Verge of Death examined commercialism/trendiness. I hope that this new story will allow me some irreverent fun with faith and religion, prison costs, and credulity.
As if writing something like that isn't challenging enough, I've given myself the added headache of setting the context of the story in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. But just how do I do that? That genre has been thoroughly covered a million times over. Well, I have an idea...
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