I haven’t given it to him yet and its very, very rude. So I can’t really post it here. Which makes this possibly the most pointless blog post ever written.
Even my dad likes this one. “That’s good that is. You should frame it. Don’t paint it, its good as it is.” High praise indeed. Intriguing how the doodle absorbs what’s going on around you. Telly, and children with ants in their pants sitting on you in this case.
Still got paper stretched ready to do a kids character underwater scene. This is the first stab at notorious undersea(world) crime lords Ronnie Ray and Reggie Cray of the Criminal Crustacean Consortium.
Will paint up some of these soon as I can muster the juices
Doodling. Takes a new pen to rekindle the feeling of drawing for drawings sake.
There is method to the madness, probably. There’s a bird fish thing and a lizard claw thing. Keep the layout balanced, make psychedelic madness. WIP.
Did some ugly fish. This pen draws ugly fish. Aiming to paint it with watercolors. Why wouldn’t I?
Millicent the magnificent manta ray.
Robbie The Rock Lobster. Didn’t work. Stopped.
Roughs for an underwater scene. I’ve stretched some paper. I’ll doodle some madness. Then I’ll colour it in. Barry whale having a party with his mates. For my daughter. You massive crazy.
I wanted to paint the first Barry Whale, but was scared of ruining it, so I knocked out a second 5 min test Illustration last night.
When I proudly showed Daughter #1 my efforts this morning, she loved the test image (because Barry Whale was doing a big splash) and barely noticed the one I took ages doing. Typical.
So I had a bash painting it with Watercolours and white acrylic highlights. Nice to be flexing the artistic muscles again, I’m enjoying it. Got more plans in the pipeline.
Meet Barry Whale.
Barry Whale joined us one night at my daughter’s bath time. Barry Whale likes Jam Cake and small girls with clean teeth.
Barry Whale lives in the ocean, but is also a space whale. He likes lasers and going to parties with his friends Oswald Octopus, Jerry Shark, Gerald Jellyfish and Robby the Rock Lobster.
Blimey, haven’t posted on here in ages. Massive geeking has returned after an extended hiatus.
I stopped doing this masochistic exercise in Sep 2015.
Now I’ve started again.
I’d forgotten how far I went with it. Even photographing lettering, then vectoring it.
And don’t even get me started on this little bastard. Using old software (CS3 and CS4) is stupid. I am stupid. I use old software.
No idea how far this rabbit hole goes. I’ve got a shovel and a head torch. If I’m gone long, just wait longer.
The decks picture is starting to take on its own life. Hadn’t figured on that.
I started colouring in the mixer to see what happened. Shits and giggles really.
Now I’m wondering how far this rabbit hole goes. You’re not in Kansas anymore, Dorothy…
At this point I don’t think its worth it spending another year+ of my life translating this across into the physical world with paint and canvas. I’ve made friends (a bit…) with Illustrator now. If I can get the look I want, and get a friendly print company to be able to reproduce an image to the quality I would expect on a box canvas, why bother?