jinx and tonic

So I hear about this new Harry Potter movie and all I can think of is “well crap, now everyone’s going to think my thesis is copying JKR.”

Except my thesis is specifically set during the Harlem Renaissance (and as such populated almost exclusively by POCs), and somehow I doubt that’s going to be something JKR explores very thoroughly…

Work-in-progress of my lineup. I still need to draw in Lester (…I have way too many dudes in this story. I don’t know how that happened.)

Also, I knew drawing my first three characters in isomeric perspective and then my new ones straight on was going to look odd when I composited them together, but I’m trying to save time here. Maybe once I start the turnarounds, I’ll redo my lineup with more consistent perspectives for everyone.

**Edited to add in Lester on the left. I’m not sure why I’m spending time rendering these guys out considering this is supposed to be a 2D film…

My five “"final”“ poses for Sweetpea, each with their own consistency issues, but overall, I’m pretty pleased with them. I left off her headpiece this time around because I’m trying to see if she still looks ~flapperish~ without it, but I’m not sure.

Gonna try to get some of my cinematic moments done tomorrow and probably neatly arrange the mess that are all those previous thumbnails.

Poses page for Walter, with Sweetpea cameo. I actually need to cleanup the linework and properly ink it, but I just jumped ahead with the coloring because I wanted to see how it looked all put together.

The bottom row are true thumbnails, most of them drawn in like a few seconds while watching Billy Butcherson from Hocus Pocus (as delespi suggested).

EDIT: added a stool for Walter to sit on because it seemed weird for him to just be perched up on air

I’m working on trying to refine Walter’s design more and more so that it becomes easier for me to draw quickly. I think I did this drawing in about 10 mins? I’m also trying to make him look more skeletal so that he simultaneously stands out from Virgil and looks a little creepier (though not unfriendly) as a vampire/zombie/undead creature. Though I think to really sell that, I’ll have to make him more “bony” and less just slender.