Ooh, I looooove seeing a lengthy design process blog entry! (no--really!)Awesome job! Do you get a Tshirt also?I'm working on a Tshirt design myself, for a friend's upcoming ice cream social...... but we're printing it ourselves! Freezer paper & spray paint, here we come! ;~)
Awesome design Chuck! Very cool & perfect for that age group.Love the flashlight shadows!
Thanks, guys! Yes, two free t-shirts and a happy cousin was part of the deal. And I want to see a blog post on freezer paper+spray paint t-shirts. Is this an urban variation on tie-dye?
Ha! Will do.I'm still working on step 1:http://www.flickr.com/photos/polymerpaula/4848786193/
For all you lazy link-clickers:Paula's Flickr:~)
Haunted Hanna Barbera! Fine design. And I'm jealous of the flashlight shadow work.
Haha! The boy on the left does resemble a young 'Shaggy'....
Thanks again, folks! Interesting observation. A big downside to having a mainstream animation-influenced style is that every time you draw an elephant or a bat, you have to examine the history of animation to see if you aren't re-creating an existing character.This step is missing from the blog, but I began with a Google Image search of Manny (from Ice Age) and Bartok (from Anastasia) and tried to steer clear from them as best I could. I wasn't worried about goofy-looking kids in t-shirts, and Shaggy's kid brother flew in under the radar. Next time, all the kids get drawn with skin tight "ringer T's" :-)
Did the kids love the shirt? Nice, solid design. I love the bat-I seem to remember that you said that you were drawing one.
Yep, that's him —a little one.