Posts Tagged ‘ helix industries ’

Helix Industries Height Chart (WIP – Silhouettes)

I decided to make a height chart for some of the characters from Helix Industries. It quickly turned into something resembling a police line-up, which is fitting because I think only three of the characters here aren’t criminals in one way or another (and two of them are fairly amoral).

It’s still a work in progress. I decided to try a tip I was given a long time ago and draw the characters’ silhouettes first – this is something I often struggle with doing because I worry too much about proportions, but I found that a) starting with vague stick figures, and b) having the height markers in the background, helped a lot with that.

I’m not going to tell you who the characters are right now, but I’ll give you some more info when I post the final version.

Helix Redux

I’m working on re-doing my old webcomic, Helix Industries. So far I have a bunch of thumbnails (about an inch and a half tall and mostly consisting of stick figures, but thumbnails nonetheless) and I’m working on character designs. Here are a couple of portraits of the two protagonists that I did a little while ago now – I’ll try and post more development work when I do it.

There’s probably a lot more I could say about this redux and the difficulties of re-writing an idea I’ve had in one form or another since I was about ten years old, but it will have to wait for a later blog post when I’m not quite as ill as I am at the moment.