Spaddon Studies & N.C. Wisdom




Well, here's the promised post of studies that I had done for the "Spaddon" comic, based off of a true civil war story on a Union scout named Spaddon. I took some liberties with the original story to make it my own. These are a few of the prelim character sketches of the main characters. Then there's a page of random people I liked while thinking of a concept for a new illo. The smell of coffee at Barnes and Noble is so invigorating.

I also came across a wonderful passage in my copy of the N.C. Wyeth Letters:

"The greats in all the arts have been primarily romanticists and realists (the two cannot be separated). They interpreted life as tthey saw it, but, "through every line's being" soaked in the consciousness of an object, one is bound to feel, beside life as it is, the life that ought to be, and it is that that captivates us! All great painting is something that enriches and enhances life, something that makes it higher, wider, and deeper. 'A great painter is a great man painting.'"

Take care, and next time I'll post up the finished comic!

-h.

8 comments:

Leif Peng said...

gorgeous sketches - intriguing concept for a comic... how long do you anticipate it will take to complete it?

Haylee said...

Hopefully not more than a week and a half or so. It's in the process of having the halftone laid over it and placing the text where it needs to be. I hope that it has a chance for Pop Gun!

Leif Peng said...

Good luck - I'm looking forward to seeing it ;^)

Ramdas Wadaye said...

wow..great...superb....

RAWLS said...

Nice job Hayls! I love the wolf. Your ink work is great!!

Haylee said...

Thanks Rawls!

andres alvez said...

Muy buenos trabajos!! saludos

Haylee said...

Gracias! Sus comentarios son bienvenidos, Andrés.