Slight change of direction

November 3, 2011 By Paul Yeatman

Originally for my mascot, I was going to draw a beatnik aardvark, mainly because I thought I’s have no way of anthropomorphizing one.  I’ve ditched the James Deanish rabbit for a beatnik and called him Victor, for want of a better name.

The four renderings are supposed to be in black and white with greys to indicate shading.  Looking at cartoons, many do not bother with shading and instead go for solid colours.  The “directing” rabbit is semi volume rendered, though I may redo him as plain.  The remaining 3 character designs, “eating, shopping and welcoming” I’ve all scanned as line art in case I want to reprint and recolour if the initial colour schemes go awry.

Once this is done, I still need to come up with an A4 landscape of a pet owner n 1950’s period costume with a pet, then render it in black ink. I’ve got about 2.5 weeks to do this so may be locking myself in at nights and on weekends if I keep procrastinating, especially given the illustrator gradient mesh work is due at about the same time!


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