At the end of Destiny of Dreams, which is basically the end of Jason's part of the story, Jason holds His new born baby daughter Emily in his arms and finally knows everything is going to be okay. This picture attempts to represent that scene. I did a pencil sketch of them which I liked but was never satisfied with for many reasons. I always wanted to redo this picture, so I am trying to redo it. I'll post the sketches here as I work on it, to show the artistic process:
old piture of Jason and Baby Emily. his scar is wrong his dynasty make is too high, everyone thought he looked like a girl and he's not even looking at the baby. but his hair is pretty.
not looking at the baby...
hand and baby too small, too profile to see dynasty mark, but I like how he looks in this drawing. Like the general mood of it, the lack of context focusing just on their faces.
liked this pose better than sitting with legs crossed, but it seemed a bit unbalanced...took photos of myself to try it, decided I am too old and fat to be a reference for this.
this seemed a mmore relaxed pose. I like this sktch, but it cries out for context. I imagine him surrounded by lots of scattered colorful pillows and blankets. Perhaps his wife asleep on the bed behind him. I decided that is more than I want to do for this project, leave that for the next redo.
This sketch wouldn't work because you can't see his scars or his Dynasty mark
ALMOST looking at the baby, and mark and scars visible....getting there...
finally got his face turned forward enough to see the dynasty mark, but not tipped down enough to look at the baby. Hard for me to draw a face tipped down.
drew baby on seperate page, so I could move her around relative to her fathers eyes and figure out where their eyes could meet
If Jason would not look down he was going to have to hold up Emily to look in her eyes. posed this with a stuffed toy wrapped in a blanket, traced the face i had drawn earlier into a lower position, taped on extra pages so I could draw whole arms to get the position of the baby anatomically possible. pleased with the results so far. I intend to basically draw a picture of this picture on a bigger paper, and go on from there.
..meanwhile...couldn't resist the temptation of a very fast digital color: traced roughly with touchpad, fill colored. found it useful for showing the position more clearly, anyhow.
next day, still enojoying digital coloring, cropped it down the more ore intimate image I had preferred in the early sketches and did some coloring practice. ,