I was asked to help illustrate a story book as a gift for someone leaving an organization, and this is one of the model sheets I made up for the different support characters. Overall, I think the book did a good job humorously capturing the many feats of this beloved colleague.
I did the initial sketches on paper and in Krita, but the finished art was done all in Inkscape. I built the characters as interchangeable parts for consistency across the pages and to speed things up. I ended up having to recreate so many different hands and arm/leg positions that I don’t know if it really made anything faster, but they definitely looked the same throughout.
Categories: doodle, requests
Tags: characters, doodle, dwarf, elf, enchantress, gnome, inkscape, model sheet, snake, spider, wizard
Staining Die Numbers
I got a custom request through etsy to make an icosahedron and stain the numbers on it for a young couple. That whole process was quite a bit of work, but I think it came out nicely. Haven’t heard back from them yet, but I really hope they like it.
I was asked to make a two sided wayfaring sign for a friend’s work which was a new challenge for me. I decided to do the graphics on foam board, and sandwich it between two pieces of plexiglass in a custom frame. I also drew the crazy looking duck for them.
Picture Letter Frame
A family friend had one of those picture letter things made for their family but could never find a frame it would fit in. So I just made her one.
One of our good friends with an unhealthy obsession for Justin Timberlake, bacon, Pennsylvania, and beer asked me to draw up a poster for her. This was the linework I came up with, and then added many more elements around it. Her mug was in the photo frame.
I got to build a “Beer Light” for a local organization, so the boss could signal the end of the day and a time to have some camaraderie. It has two different designs, alternating every other side. The light inside is a CFL, so it shouldn’t get too hot, and I left a 1/8″ gap at the top to let out heat.
beer light plans
This was a request for a going away caricature of “Super G.” I did a couple different poses of this great hero.
This a an idea I’m working on for a friend of my wife’s. Her little daughter is a big fan of How to Train Your Dragon and quite the firecracker. She wanted a decal to go on her bedroom door.
Here’s what I eventually rendered in mypaint and inkscape. Will be cutting out in vinyl.
Categories: crafty, doodle, pictures, requests
Tags: decal, doodl, door sign, dragon, httyd, inkscape, mypaint, sleep, toothless
Night Begins to Shine Finished
It’s been a long time since I posted anything, lots of projects on the side. This was a commission I got through Etsy for the whole Teen Titans crew in the same style as one of my Inktober doodles. I didn’t want to post this until it was mailed and received by the customer.