More character sketches from the land of the Muertita. After I get some proper character turnarounds for these guys they will be formally introduced to you. But for now these are some mood sketches. Everything is so different when out on paper…er…on pixels. I’m already thinking of little redesigns.
I need some rechargeable batteries for my wacom creative stylus. These sketches were finished without any pressure sensitivity, so it felt like I was using a blunt instrument. You know what doesn’t run out of batteries? A PENCIL. Grrrr.
Still…despite how much I love traditional media, drawing on the iPad has an amazing benefit. It was VERY nice to be able to lean back on the couch in a soothingly dim room. I could draw comfortably and still see my screen. I really enjoyed that. It makes drawing after a draining day a bit easier. Until of course the batteries died, I ran out of spares, and the stylus was no better than using my finger.
Now for more hair bows! Spending time figuring out how I want them to sit on my characters head. Also showing you the photo that got me obsessed.
I am now a “regular” at Denny’s. The waitress automatically brought me a black coffee and a glass of water as soon as I sat down. As I sketched I was left alone, except for food/coffee/water refills, and I was happy. These two fellows inspired my sketches today. One was quite serious, and the other quite jolly.
Thank you for all your support!
You may give this card to anyone who you think appreciates you with all your oddities. Or likes foxes. Both is good.
Download a large version here.
(The usual small print, don’t sell it yaddda yadda, please don’t remove my watermark, blah blah. This is supposed to be free and fun.)
YOU GET TO THE PICK THE COVER FOR MY NEXT COLORING BOOK!
The JOY of having you guys tell me which Mermaid you think is cover material, what you think works best and why, has inspired me to LET YOU PICK THE COVER by VOTE!
I will take a final tally on Saturday. Feel free to share! I’m excited! We are almost done!!
Greg Jardin is a music video director whose projects include videos for Kina Grannis, Joey Ramone, Hollerado, and Joy Formidable. I’m also lucky to call him my friend. Shots Magazine did an article on him for their February 2013 issue, and required a portrait of him. I was given the opportunity as well as creative freedom, and my illustration was chosen for the cover of the magazine!
Here are some of my own photos and the cover:
I finished a promo painting. Original has been sold. If you haven’t released your inner artist yet, it may be time to start!