Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Most of the time an idea will pop into my head randomly at the most inconvenient times. Usually I try my best to doodle out the idea as soon as I can on whatever I can. This, more often than not, means I'm roughly sketching out a quick doodle on whatever scratch paper I can grab. From there, I'll fold and shove that sketch into my pocket so that I can scan it in electronically at a later time. Then the fun part comes where I'll clean up and refine the sketch as well as add color.
The finished design then goes into my bank of characters to use at a later time. How much later? Uh...let's just say I like designing characters more than telling stories.
Monday, July 11, 2011
I stumbled upon Monster Engine awhile back and have continually found it fascinating. The idea of the site is simple: take the incredible creativity and imagination of a child and refine it with the skill, craft and talent of a grown-up artist.
What the artist, Dave Devries, does is he takes the drawings and sketches of children, and then "fleshes" them out with his own painting and art skills. The results are really fun to look at and continue to solidify the thought that children really do have the most amazing imaginations.
If only we could always keep and retain that sense of wonder and imagination, I think life would be a lot more interesting. Oh well, at least we can try :)
For more, be sure to check out the site. Go Monsters!