Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Bacon-kid, BACONKID!

I have been toying around with this idea of Bacon-kid for some time now... since my college days. I am sure I have some really crummy sketches of Bacon-kid in one of my sketchbooks back in my Berkeley Public Storage. Only recently had the concept solidified, and this design followed suit. I have a few short stories in the works and hope one day to produce one of them. Ren and Stimpy is a big influence on me when i consider kids cartoons. That and Dexters Laboratory. this is somewhat an extension of that influence, by way of Sponge Bob Square Pants.

However, the characters in Bacon-Kid are not fundamentally identical to any of those previous characters, and will hopefully be somewhat unique.


Bacon-Kid and Scramble-Kid...

mOldskine sketches

These are some sketches from way back in 2009. I was drawing in a moleskine sketchbook that had very thin pages, so it only made sense to draw on one page of the spread. I think you get just as much out of the newer books with heavier, yet less pages, because you can make use of the whole page spread, front and back.

I cut and past these pages together in photoshop, punching up some contrast here and there.

Again, I draw a lot of my inspiration from real people. I tend to use the subway patrons as subjects, because for the most part, their trapped in the car with me and are relatively still.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Gifted Sketches

Brooke's 8 year old niece, Cameron, is a very talented young artist. I have been pretty inspired, witnessing her talent emerge. Sometimes, we participate in drawing session when we visit NJ. Here are two sketches that were gifted to me after a couple of drawing sessions. These two sketches were made when Cameron was at the age of 7.

The first is a psycho monster inspired when we were all drawing killer robots.

The second is a portrait she made of me.

(*note: I did touch these up in photoshop a little to add contrast to the paper stock)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Moleskines... Part 1

Here are some sketches from my most recent moleskine sketchbook. These books are pretty ideal in terms of paper weight, smoothness and size.

more to come....