Monday, January 24, 2011
Here are two studies for Paul’s piece, the wizard and the princess. I think that by drawing the preliminary studies helps me to plan the final piece. I was vague in my original sketch and although I could knock in the figures as I ink the drawing (like I do in my comics), it might be more spontaneous, but I figured “why take a chance with somebody who likes your characters?”
By doing studies of the characters, I managed to play with their attitudes and poses. I also have the options of making further changes.
Like why is the princess wearing no clothes, and does the Yet have her clothes in his mouth?
Two hours later...here is a rough color study too.
Friday, January 14, 2011
I was asked to do a commission for Paul for his family’s game room.
The subject was about Halloween, Trick or Treating, a portrait of his brother or any combination. Since I don’t do caricatures, or portraits (at least not for commissions…)
I had to try trick or treating.
I’ll post a link to Paul’s site so you can see all of the professional artists that he got to contribute.
It's an honor to be included among all the big names.
I pity the wizard!
Here is Paul's website so you can view other commissions.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Kids having fun and using their imagination.
Here is the long story, told quickly.
I was invited to teach a lesson about cartooning and Christmas to Ms Kraus' fourth grade class of twenty nine students. The students wanted to draw Yets.
As you can see, the infant Yets come in all shapes and sizes.
...and everybody liked to show off their creations.
They worked very hard.
These Yets were from a TreeWorld town that had sports champions.
I think the town's name is Steelburgh.
...and then Ethan's mom (hand)made this for me.
THE coolest gift this year.