My latest entry for "Sketch Dailies". The theme was "Piglet". I envisioned Piglet as a giant, wild boar. I was influenced here by :King Kong, "Iron Giant", "The Amazing Colossal Man" and others. I also took the bold move to draw the characters from memory.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
First thing, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for visiting my blog! I'm really enjoying "Sketch Dailies" on twitter! It's like having a job, but with less pressure and no pay, but with a fresh new assignment each weekday! And the talent from all over the world you see there is diverse and amazing! Today's theme was to interpret a "Mummy". I thought I'd reference the classic "Coppertone" ads, with a baby mummy, and an "Anubis" like dog. As usual, there is an "energy" I get from my blue pencil sketch that I feel kind of gets lost in the final. Go to www.sketchdailies.com to see some other takes on this, and numerous other themes.
Saturday, June 07, 2014
My latest contribution to the "Sketch Dailies" twitter account. The theme was to interpret "The Jetsons". I decided to do a "Flash Gordon" thing with them (sort of a "retro within a retro") with George as a heroic "Flash", Jane as Dale, Elroy and Astro as ...Elroy and Astro (Astro looking a little fiercer than usual), and Mr. Spacely chewing the scenery as "Ming", with Judy as his captive. I tried to make "Rosie" into a simplified version of the fembot in Fritz Lang's "Metropolis". In fact, sometimes as an artist, I see myself as sort of a "Professor Rotwang". Anybody else ever feel that way? You do? I tried to stick with flat values, in grey tones of course, and purposely shyed away from excessive shading and highlighting, using it mainly on Spacely/Ming.