dinsdag 11 augustus 2015

zaterdag 8 augustus 2015

dinsdag 4 augustus 2015

The Inkblot Test
 "The impatient psychiatrist Bert Badsmell just couldn't wait to try out his new
 "Inkblot test for the blind".
- "Just say the first thing that comes to mind".
-Gee... A butterfly? A wet butterfly? "

zaterdag 1 augustus 2015

Boy! That's Colourful!

This drawing didn't turn out as I would have liked - I think I could of done his face a little better, it seems a little out of balance. Maybe I should have reconsidered his hairstyle as well. Not sure, but something just seems a little off overall.   
So after inking and scanning, I like to take a picture like this and see what can be done with a little colour. And then I really try to only use a little. I've been working with a limited 64-colour pallet for the past four years or so, and have been really enjoying it. But with an illustration like this, it's fun to limit things even more - use maybe greys and perhaps one other tint, like the pinks in this one. Perhaps it helps tie things together a little better - and it's sometimes just nice to colour a face in with something other than "flesh-colour".
 

vrijdag 31 juli 2015

All Thumbs (and fingers and feet and what-not)

This little fellow was fun to draw - I thought I'd give him a rather nonchalant hair-do and a pair of sporty sneakers. It was also handy to be able to skip the shoulders and neck, two areas of human anatomy over which I often stumble. But he gets on just fine - obviously able to shave and comb his hair, dress himself and even finds time to scrawl a bit on the floor (which in this case is a lemon yellow, level loop pile carpet, perfect for this high traffic area).