A quick sketch of my OC Alex.
A quick sketch of my OC Alex.
Another T-shirt design. It was originally a quick sketch but I liked it so much, that I colored the gator in Photoshop. It’s a bit more raw then my previous design as my sketch marks show though, but I like how it came out.
If you actually like the design enough to wear it, you can purchase it here: http://www.redbubble.com/people/maugryph/works/10754317-later-gator
More 3D fun 😀
I use Carrara for my 3d modeling needs but I have a issue with the toon shader that comes with it.. its horrible. So as a test I quickly set up a city scene in Sketchup using third party models. Posed my gator running in Cararra, went into Photoshop, combined the images, and created my own Toon shading effect using multiple filters. I also tried a FOV look to the render.
For the Alex and Cruz project,I’m actually going to make my own buildings from scratch using Sketchup . Since 3D warehouse’s TOS is as clear as mud, I’m too afraid to use any of the models available there for commercial purposes. I’m OK with using here since it’s just a simple test. Awhile back I made my own models as a ref for a oriental style cityscape I painted and it worked very well.
Tools Used: Carrara, Sketchup. Buildings from 3D Warehouse
I going to go back to doing a daily digital doodle. Most likely I will using a reference or analog but sometimes I will draw random stuff. Like this. A sad anthropomorphic alligator. granted this is more of a sketch then a doodle. There is some issues with this painting. If you have any suggestions, feel free to give them. Unlike a gator, I wont bite. the upper torso feels like it has form. The lower body feels a little flat to me for some reason. The pant folds are great but I was too sloppy with the shirt. Time spent, a hour and a half (or less, I cant remember.) Photoshop.
More character ideas. I’ve been trying to give each character a little story so they are more interesting. This is a alligator merchandiser.
“There once was a gator merchandiser. He resets the shelves at local stores. He always got stuck with resetting the freezer sections of the store. One day he got stuck in a freezer and froze to death. The end”
Ok. So Maybe I exaggerated the freezing to death bit 🙂
Drawn on my iPad using rocreate.
Alex the alligator is a character I have designed for a comic /animation hybrid that I am working with a friend to produce. The character’s personality is based on my own. It was a interesting challenge to draw a friendly/geeky looking alligator. Funny animal alligators are usually portrayed as bullies. It’s going to be fun to bash stereotypes with this comic. Originally he was going to be a dragon but we decided for the projects to use only real animals. He has a dragon look in him still. My friend chose a cheetah for his character. A fat cheetah, that’s going to be interesting.
Update: I decided humans are better for this project at this time. He looks a lot like my dragon character Chris.