Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Study Buddy Exercise 2 :: Palette

Wow, I really need to work on my color perception. This thing totally owned me. However, I managed to not sample any colors from the original. Yay me.

Monday, September 08, 2008


My buddy, Clint, has an awesome lil character named Toast. So, for Clint's birthday, I thought I'd take a stab at doing my own version. I think I spent way too much time on something so simple but, here's the final drawing along with the prelims.

I did a couple doodles until I had something I liked. Here's my rough. It's pretty sloppy but it was close enough to what I was going for.

Next, I lightboxed my rough. I fixed little mistakes here and there as I went. Toast looked really good with his scarf so, since butterflies don't normally live in the cold, I had to nix it and use a bird instead. I don't think the art police would bust down my door for a butterfly, but it made more sense to me this way.

Ugh, more problems. Crooked bird, weird feet, squashy head, no background -- bring on the Photoshop!

That's more like it! Now time for inks...

I hate redrawing stuff over and over like this but sometimes what's in your head doesn't fall out on the page right away you've got to keep pushing forward, right?

Anyway, if you want to see more awesome Toast art head on over to Clint's blog!

Monday, September 01, 2008

Study Buddy

My friend Paul Richards cooked up something cool on his blog called Study Buddy. You essentially team up with a friend and give each other exercises in Mass, Palette, Detail, and Composition. Each exercise should take about 5 minutes. Here's the first exercise on my list for mass:

Bleh, I can already see all kinds of mistakes on this, but that's what this is about. On with the learning!