Saturday, March 21, 2009

Megalomaniac Dennis as Julius Caesar

I guess this is Dennis as he wishes he were. Hehehe...

I had a few ideas of how to do this.... first it was Pedobear Dennis (sticking his head in a painted cutout like at a carnvival, not knowing what pedobear was), and then Dennis the Tengu, but Caesar it was.

I finished it in one 4-5 hour sitting. So now I need to chop off an hour or two and I'll be at my target timing for this. The majority of time was spent trying to get his face drawn right. Next time I want to use fewer lines to get where I want. It's kinda heavy handed... I want it to look congruous to the first and the next... I'm sure they'll all have their own flare.... urrr... the steps taken to do this one are similar to Dee's.


Friday, March 20, 2009

St Paulie....à la Dee.

Sweet Dee from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

The Gang needs to make more money at the bar. What better way than try to attract new clientele? How? Advertising. Got no money....they have... Dee...... Dee is the new "Bar Girl". The gang also wants to update their image, misinterpreting the phrase "keeping it real" by attracting truckers and blue collar workers. Not very sexy, but after Mack and and Charlie provoke Dennis ("You're livin' in a world all your own, girls don't go for that!" Dennis: "I can attract anyone I want!"), everyone's in except Dee (Frank: "The chance to act, if you think you could.."). So Dee's dressed up as the Gang's perception of blue collar to bait new customers.

1. 1st drawing 2. 2nd drawing 3. shadows

On a technical note, this went significantly faster (maybe only 3.5 hr over two sittings) a lot of time spent tweaking.. next picture will be even faster! It was tempting to do more... but it's gotta stay simple, loose. Stay tuned... more to come!


Monday, March 16, 2009

In my free time I like to (cough) exercise and play video games. The ps2 is, unfortunately, my most up to date console... So I decided to do my favorite character from Final Fantasy X, the game I'm currently playing.

Lulu and Cactuar doll

I think I want to stick with something flatter from now on..I didn't want to commit to rendering all out exactly, but I was afraid to make it flat and more cartoony. So I ended up rendering... and having weird flatness. Ergh. One or the other next time!! Especially since I don't have more than 3 hours a day to spend on this (I went overtime... this was done for better parts of three workdays in the studio).... I really have to pick up the pace. Every time I thought I was done I knew there was just one more thing left.... argh! Next time I won't arrange it so that there are so many things!

Oh yeah, just for fun, here's the alternate before I went hog wild on the lighting... I thought about Ingres for composition, Falcoon and Vanilla 82 for how to break it down. Not happy with what I've got yet but definitely a good start for the next pictures.

1000 needles!!! halp!