A small tree frog for the Toon Shop this week:
I’m often surprised by the results of some patterns once printed on tshirts and other products. My favorite patterns sometimes have a disappointing rendering, they do not fit in the space assigned for printing (the aspect ratio is different between an adult t-shirt, a tank top or A4 paper) or a component is beyond the scope, is cut by the collar, is at the wrong place. But, this time, the result is perfect: long and narrow, the frog seems climbing the model.
Another pattern found in my trunk (box of wonders) I colorized per game and finally tested on the Toon Shop. This one still needs work for a better result.
Two portraits made from a photography of my brother and my sister-in-law. The reason I choose this portrait was the beautiful complicity they show and the tight framing on their faces.
This portrait looks like a comic’s illustration. The eyes and the beard are simplified.
The second one is better, but far to be perfect. It’s more realistic despite some proportion issues in the eyes and in the main parts of the face.
Notes for myself: apply a grid on the original portrait to kee the proportion, especially the eyes’ size, the nose location and take a closer look at the light reflection in her hair.
Observation, perseverance and work: that’s the the secret!
Yes, I know the title is not really the most appropriate for a special day like today: Valentine day! But perfectly adapted to title this new vector design in Toon’s shop:
Happy Valentine Day!
Back from vacation, I feel great to come back to my pencils. Here are the 5 steps I used for creating a crazy cat from the sketch to the final result. The vector desig is perfectly adapted for printing on very small or very large product without loosing quality. A new mascot is ready!
We start with a small pencil sketch, outlined with a large pen. Then this is the vectorization step completed by some alterations on the initial drawing and followed by colorization. A blue cat? Why not, it matches so well its funny look. For shadows and touches of light, you need to imagine one or more light sources and visualize the character in 3D! Well, I’m still working on it…
Have a good week!