Sunday, May 31, 2009

IF: Adapting



This is a portion of the illustration I'm currently painting...I've procrastinated for the past week on it...but I'm finally at it - It's about half way done now...I had wanted to finish this weekend, but it looks like it'll end up going into next week a little bit.

What's been the biggest struggle is adapting these real life animals into these square little critters. I have a group that I've been drawing for a while (the panda, pigs, and skunk) - so I have those under control - but it's the other animals that I'm working through...



I've done several revisions to this piece when it was just a line drawing - a piece of that was assigning an animal to each character that I had drawn...but through that I still had to go back into the illustrator file and revise the fox character several times before it looked enough like a fox (for my taste)...like adding the darker hands, feet and ears...which I previously hadn't thought about...

Anyway - as you can see, there are a lot of characters still to color (and this is only a portion of the piece....so I'll be here a while...

But it's coming along - and I'm enjoying the process..even though it is a little slow....

2 comments:

Jeff Lyng said...

Thanks!.... I gotta say I love the way you can make the eyes look realistic but stay cartoony at the same time! very cool!

Doug said...

So far so good! I like what you are doing here!

 
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