Well, I started back at work on the film – back to 11-hour days – so not too much time for personal work. Here’s another sketch for the Rocket Patrol poster. I find sometimes when I slow down and get into realistic proportions and poses, it loses some of the design of the original thumbnails. I’m going to try to find a half-way between this sketch and the stylized lady of my first scribble. I also want to give her face that classic American illustration look. Not quite there yet.
I have a thing for retro posters and rocketpacks, so I’ve been thinking about doing a series of old-fashioned ads for a fiction rocket patrol unit. Here are some thumbnail sketches. I want to try doing them in the painting style of J.C. Leyendecker – rough, sketchy oils and late ’20s, early 30s pseudo-deco. I may not go for these compositions, but it’s a start.