I drew this little guy in my sketchbook on our way to visit friends over the weekend. I think I want to make a finished piece out of him, with a few tweaks. Maybe a few more details here and there...
It's been a while since I've had an illustration friday post! It feels good to stretch the creative muscles in a relaxed, deadline-free way! I worked on this one while traveling, trying to make most of my "down time." I may have to take this piece to a final colored sample at some time, but i'm pretty happy with the characters as-is, and the boots the only pop of color.
A last minute illustation friday post, even though I actually got the drawing done over the weekend. I've had a busy couple of weeks, so I just wanted to keep it loose and simple with some lettering.
He vocally expressed his displeasure at being stuck on the rock.
This is my first ipad rendering! I got a stylus and the Sketchbook Pro app for my birthday and have been toying with it during the occasional times I get to use the ipad (read: next-to-never). I actually developed the background much more then this, but I ended up not liking how I changed the river, even though I liked the rest of the background. Luckily, I saved this out at an earlier stage, so I can go back and rework from this stage. I will eventually finish this, but I have some projects that need to be completed before I come back to this.
I created most of the bear from imagination/memory, using tricks for drawing bears that I learned from a talk by David Colman that I went to last year. When I got a little stuck with rendering the stretch and squash in the muzzle, I flipped through his book Animal Character Design: Grizzly Bears. And of course, I had to indicate my light source as a reminder to myself while I rendered things. It was very useful to help me from getting distracted in details.
Just a quick entry this week, since I'm in the middle of finishing up my contest entry for They Draw and Cook's Kraft illustrated recipe contest. Luckily I had this groovy guy hanging out in my sketchbook, ready to stop and smell the flowers on the first day of spring!
"Choose your remedy wisely."