[9 x 12" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen on 100lb/300series bristol board]
Feeling a bit uneasy of what I had drawn on my 'first pass', I decided to have another attempt at this commission.
This time I felt like I had an opportunity to round off the corners a bit more, that I had added enough nuance and narrative to his design, and that I had a batter understanding of what the character needed in order to read that his concept was descendant to that of an arachnid. Hell, I even put a spider on the rock hes standing on in order to drive the point home.
I then told my art representative JASON SCHACHTER that he should leave it up to the person who commissioned me as to which they'd prefer and have them pick that of the two.
And guess what? They picked the original pass I did.
The lesson there is: "STOP SECOND GUESSING YOURSELF, ERIC."