Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Mystery Inc and Scooby Doo watercolor pt1

I've been working off and on for the last few weeks on a watercolor. But it isn't just any watercolor... it is of Scooby Doo and the rest of the Mystery Inc. gang!!! -or at least my take on them :)

I started by just doing a quick sketch study of the characters and their position in the classic opening of Scooby Doo, Where Are You. After that, I spent countless evil hours searching the web for the right photo references, because you see, I wanted to paint them in a slightly more "realistic" style (for lack of a better word.) I found Daphne and Velma's counterparts in Alfred Hitchcock movie posters and stills. I used some photos of an old TV comedian and some friends for the foundation of Shaggy and Fred. And I then used photos of great Danes for Scooby. I tried to use the references as a jumping of point in my search for the perfect image in between the original characters and reality.

I believe I then added the inks with a size B and size S PITT artist pen from Faber Castell. I love inking, and using the pens this time really helped me make sure to keep every little detail I wanted from the sketch.

I will try to have more of the process up soon. Right now I'm just about finished adding all the watercolors and background, I just need to get it all on my computer.
I hope you like it so far!
Thanks taking a look and God bless ya!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fall Bugs for NMB blog

I'm still really excited about the stuff we are doing over on the NEEDS MORE BLUE Blog! I know I haven't posted much on here lately, but its because I am still finishing up a watercolor that I am working on and any time I do get, I have been using to make stuff for NMB. Don't worry, I should be putting more stuff up on here soon!

Special Bonus:
Here are some of the rough sketches I did for this week's NMB theme: Fall Bugs.
You can see the finished, colored drawing here.

I used the book The History of Animation: Enchanted Drawings for reference because it has great character designs of Bugs Bunny from the 1940's and 50's. Get it? I used a play on words! :P

Thanks for checking in! God Bless!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Needs More Blue Treehouses

I'm really excited about the new NEEDS MORE BLUE blog project that some artist friends and I are doing! This week was Cory's choice, and of course he made a great pick: Treehouses!
Just click HERE to see my contribution for this week. I hope you enjoy!
Thanks for stopping by and God Bless!