What if I told you there was a bicycle race where your ability to eat donuts was just as important as your ability to ride a bike fast? This summer in Troy, Ohio the Tour De Donut will take place. It is a timed ride and FIVE MINUTES will be DEDUCTED from your elapsed time for EVERY DONUT YOU EAT! I’m headed to Krispy Kreme right now so I can start training for this ride immediately!
I can’t exactly remember what the assignment was that had me create this little guy. It was probably just your typical Wizard Of Oz Munchkin Rodent holding a lollypop kind of job… the kind of work that always seems to end up on my drawing board. 🙂
When I was a freshman in college, my first art class assignment was to dream up and create a “dimensional” story. These are a few of the cardboard stand-ups from that project. I entitled it Pedro Perez And The Cosmic Taco Jockeys. As I begin work on issue seven of THE FEW sci-fi comic, it seems I have traveled full circle and am back at the beginning point doing the same sort of things that interested me in my younger days. Funny how life works.
That’s right… when I draw a spaceship it usually has a rear view mirror in the window with fuzzy dice hanging on it.
How do I spend a typical Sunday afternoon in the fall? I take a picture of my Sunday Morning Sermon Notes with the camera on my Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16, pull that picture into Photoshop CC, plop down in a recliner with the tablet on my lap, lean back, get my feet up, turn on a football game and then I contemplate, ponder and meditate on my sermon notes… mainly during the commercials.
Here’s a “work in progress” of a tiny bit of a much larger illustration I’m working on. I start with a pencil illustration, add flat color to it and then render the image. I like to leave as much pencil work in the finished illustration as possible so that the “fingerprints of the artist” are still visible. 🙂