Friday, February 17, 2012

Welcome Back (to me)!

After almost SIX YEARS, I'm back to the Tom Bancroft Blog! Its not because I haven't been blogging, its just been that I've been doing it elsewhere. I know have a DeviantArt page that is very active. Check that out also. And there's the Facebook "fan page" I share with my brother Tony called "The Bancroft Brothers". Like that too. But now I ALSO have this blog that will go to Facebook (I hope) and to my new website: CHARACTER MENTOR STUDIO! My hope is that this will be the place for me to communicate with all of you about all things related to what I'm up to, character design instruction, the animation industry, updates about my books, appearances- you name it. Oh, and post whatever new drawing or sketch I have to post. That's the main point, really. Here's some color marker illustrations I've done for people recently.
This one is of the golden age character "The Spirit"
And this one was a development drawing for a guy's animated short film. He gave me the script and a description of his "QUEEN" character and this is what I came up with. I did it in markers on a textured paper I got recently. It was fun to do. Below is the sketch I did first, then he asked for some changes that I changed in the final piece.
That's all for now. Be back soon with more! Send me a note, I always like to hear from everyone!