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well enough alone

fatLadybug02Well, I couldn’t leave him alone. Here is a second iteration of the fat ladybug. He’s done completely in Painter12 using my intuos4. I started with a line sketch, then shaded him in using the rough conte tool. Then I added colour using the real 2B pencil tool. I’m still tinkering with the brush settings, so I can’t say what settings I used on all of these.

I felt he needed some ears. He’s not actually a ladybug, just inspired by one. The characters are more alien/monster sort of things. I want to avoid actual humans for this project. (not that I have anything against you humans out there) I thought about giving him suspenders to keep up his jeans, but I felt they got in the way of his spots and folds. That’s the same reason I didn’t give him a shirt.

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jack and the beanstalk

I’ve been working on a storybook app with a friend of mine. This project was my excuse to learn digital painting. I decided to go with Painter12. From the title you can tell that it is a retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk. I finished the artwork up yesterday, and I’m pretty happy with it. I can’t wait to see the finished app.

Here are a few images cropped from the illustrations

beansThis was the first image I drew of Jack. I wanted him to look confidant, and yet still a kid.   outTheWindowI wouldn’t call glowing beans worthless…

climb I wanted the beanstalk to feel like it was actually 3 stalks (one from each bean) so I game them 3 slightly different colors

theGiantI thought it would be funny if the giants house had modern appliances, as opposed to the medieval life below him

axeInHandThe chickens didn’t seem phased by a giant beanstalk, but they seem cautious of that axe

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mammal-girl-thing

mammalThingbody mammalThingFaceI’ve got a project that I’ve been tinkering with since 2005. I’ve doodled this as a concept for one of the characters. She doesn’t have a name or even a personality yet. But I wanted a playful athletic look. I wanted a mane to hint at an inner ferocity, and yet be able to show as a feminine hairdo. Plus I liked how it framed her face. The sketch came first. A few days later I used the mane as an excuse to practice digital painting. Next time I come back to this character I’ll figure out what style of clothes she wears. The story requires that she shows up in a space-suit. I’m pretty sure she and her companion(s) will get down to their regular clothes once they know the atmosphere is safe. The Fat Ladybug was a concept I liked for one of the companions.

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whyyyyyyy!?!

whyyyyyyyy“WHYYYYYYY?!? Why is one hand bigger than the other!?!”

I had fun drawing this a couple of weeks ago. I didn’t have anything that I needed to get done, so I made him more than just a sketch. It was a good opportunity to get familiar with Painter. I’m still learning to use it, and I am enjoying it.