Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Crash and Tawna Together Again - 2020

Received a request for a reunion of Crash and Tawna. Drew this a few days ago. Hope it does the trick! 

I just realized this is my last drawing of the year and the decade!

A very Happy New Year to all you great people and thank you for following my blog all this time! Hope your best dreams come true in 2020! 

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Merry Christmas 2019

Finished this greeting for my school just a few hours ago and would like to feature it here to say hello and wish you a very Merry Christmas !! It's our mascot character ArtShark just being himself.

I hope you have a special time full of love with people that mean the most in your life. Thank you for the fun of sharing my art and thanks for following my humble blog and for visiting also. Wishing you joy and peace and prosperity and good health and creativity and all the good things in life !!

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Ho Ho Ho... Is that you Santy Claus?

Seasons Greetings dear Blogger friends and followers! I hope this finds you well and happy!

It was last Sept 17 this year that I was toying with images of Santa Claus helping a student in class understand the idea behind concept design. That is to try different approaches to a theme and see what you wind up with. So here's the demos I did that evening starting with the original page and then featuring each design on its own.

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Elfin Girl Head Rotaton

Here's another class demo for my beginning character design students. I started it on November 5 then did the 2 back views on December 2 and completed the pencil line early today on December 5. Sometimes it's not possible to do the entire work at once so I break it into sittings and eventually complete the drawing in class.

I'm sure you've heard it before from me that rotations are an essential aspect of professional character design as they are the bridge between the concept and production. Also they're excellent practice for developing solid draftsmanship skill and they're fun to do.

Monday, December 02, 2019

Crash Bandicoot Doodles from 2013

In the early days of posting on my blog it was a time of uncertainty for the Crash Bandicoot community. I noticed a high level of anxiety among fans so I did what I could to contribute to keep Crash alive by drawing him. It had been a long time and only periodically would do something I wasn't especially excited about.

I knew I had to practice so on September 19 2013 I sat down and sketched Crash to get back into it. These are the pages I did minus some images that didn't quite make the cut. 

I'm archiving my work from the past few years. That's what lead to this rediscovery. It was fun and something special drawing Crash back then. Like visiting an old friend you haven't seen in a while and catching up on things.