Happy Friday everyone. I’ve only managed to sketch a couple of character drawings this week but hopefully I’ll put the finishing touches to a couple of others over the weekend. I think this one was inspired by a hamster I saw on the One Show running around in it’s wheel. I’m looking forward to colouring it.
You might recognise the bottom half of this drawing from a previous sketch. Well I wasn’t happy with the character who was riding this creature so I revisited it and came up with this. The hamster thing got me thinking about what kind of pets or animals would exist in their weird and wacky world and how the characters would interact with them and it’s got me thinking. I started playing around with the concept that they are really fast and if you were to be brave enough to ride one it might melt your face. Not sure if I’ll edit it out or keep it in yet, we’ll see.
Have a good weekend and I might have another post for you on Sunday or early next week.
I’ve only managed to add colour to 5 of the recent character sketches so far but what a colourful bunch they are. What do you think of them?
As you can see I’ve been having fun sketching these little characters on my Wacom Cintiq Companion. It’s already having an impact on my productivity and being able to doodle whenever or wherever when I have a spare 30 minutes is really valuable. I’ve darkened the sketches below so they’re a little easier to see on the white background but I’m looking forward to inking these and and experimenting with a splash of colour.
Do you have a favourite?
It’s been a couple of weeks since I started using my Wacom Cintiq Companion and it’s been nice to put the fire on and spend the evening sketching ideas whilst sat on the sofa although the missus probably disagrees with that statement!
As you can see from the previous post I have already progressed from this stage but I wanted to share with you the initial rough illustration drafts . For those who are interested I’m using Autodesk’s Sketchbook Pro, when I’m in tablet mode, which lets you export files to PSD and I then transfer them to my Macbook via Dropbox to start outlining in Photoshop in Cintiq mode.
At the end of November we visited New York for the first time and to coin an American term it was AWESOME. I’ve included a handful of photos below but I could have added hundreds more. There was so much to see and do and going over before Thanksgiving Day meant we could enjoy Macy’s Parade. We had to be up early to get a spot at the front of the crowds but it was worth it for the photos.
I even had chance to visit myplasticheart to pick up my first Yum Yum London character who now happily sits on my desk. As expected there was a lot of street art and graffiti more in downtown than the main areas of the City and even vans had been turned into mobile murals.