I would just like to say that I’m slightly freaking out right now, because Ashley Poston, the author of Geekerella, made a post about my alternate channel, ChapterSketches, on her Instagram channel @_ashposton !!! #soexcited #isthisreal
Now, onto the rest of this post…
In the book Geekerella, the perspective switches each chapter, between Elle and Darien, the two main characters. Elle is the “Cinderella” of the book, and Darien is the “Prince”. I really love both of these perspectives. I enjoy Elle chapters because when I’m reading them, I can put myself in her shoes. I’m always excited to see what crazy things are going to happen with her evil step-mother and step-sisters, as well as her job at The Magic Pumpkin food truck. Darien’s perspective is awesome too, because of his great sense of humor, and I love the fact that his secret is that he’s really a big nerd.
Here are three more of my recent chapter drawings for Geekerella:
This drawing depicts the scene where Darien is trying to find an Orange Crush somewhere in the hotel, from one of the vending machines. Unfortunately he can’t find one, so he settles for a sparkling water. He says that Orange Crush is his only kryptonite, and that he doesn’t care if he’s on a diet, he’ll drink it anyway. It was fun drawing this one, and I got well acquainted with the Orange Crush logo.
For this chapter, I drew Elle texting with Darien while laying on her bed, and neither of them knows who the other is. I tried to emulate the character design of Starfire from Teen Titans Go. Copying a specific comic or cartoon character can be very interesting, because you have to break the character’s features down, and you notice things you didn’t before. For example, Starfire’s hands are huge compared to her arms. Her upper arms start off super skinny, and slowly get bigger until they reach her hands.
This drawing depicts the scene where Darien tells his dad he wants to go to Excelsicon, but only if he can help judge the cosplay contest. The reason Darien wants to do this is because he was inspired by a text he got from Elle. I made this comic in Calvin & Hobbes style. It’s not easy drawing Calvin’s profile. If you’re not careful, he can end up looking like a mutated Pacman.
Until next time!