Posts Tagged ‘ sharpie ’

Pre-ID Days

Long before ID I got to work with a few good fellas on a project that didn’t get a chance to take off. We did do a series of comic strips for the initial idea and was about to work on a Flash animated version but then people got full-time jobs, went back to school, or started families. I still keep in touch with these fellas from time to time.

The first character I call, Hoot Sensei, an owl who teaches self-defense using Aikido. The early concepts of Hoot Sensei was a pretty generic old short character that could kick your ass. But that was too generic so after a few more iterations I thought about giving him a Steven Seagal look but still keeping that old wise and humble character.

The second character was a challenge. Puffin’s are hard to draw. After doing many studies and drawing puffins for weeks, I got down to work to create Paco the Puffin who is a, how do you say, pretty flamboyant hair stylist.

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star wars @ DMV

While sitting @ DMV for 2+ hours I had lots of time to doodle.  Star Wars always seems to come to mind, so I sketched out some of my favorites!  Only used an extra fine point sharpie, on recycled bond paper that I found @ DMV.

back to basics: syd mead

Since its been a long while since my last post, I felt like I needed to get back to some of my basics to get the ball rolling again.  Also its “back to school”time…it can be really helpful to warm up your school year with some of the basics you learned throughout art school.   I threw on the first Syd Mead Gnomon tutorial video, and sketched along with him.  http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/store/category/107/Syd-Mead

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