Process

Sketches, old and new...

I was looking through some old sketchbooks and found stuff I wanted to pick up again. Cartoony figures, but more abstracted or stylized as you would expect from cartoony figures. I'm not quite happy with where this is at. I'm wondering how far I can take this? I want less realism, 'till the point where it snaps. But I don't want to lose the expression, it still has to communicate enough so it can be used to make actual cartoons.

Some of these sketches are two or three years old, I guess (the ones in the book). The other are from today (the ones on the separate oblong sheets of paper).

To be continued, no doubt.....

The accidental water colour portrait.

My water colour skills suddenly sky rocket when I try to print a photograph of my godfather but feed glossy paper wrong side up into the printer...

Scary, huh...?

Scary, huh...?

Unfortunately, it doesn't last. The ink doesn't adhere to the surface. That's what makes it look so great, but it's also what makes this technique self destructive. 

I'm pretty sure there is an analogy to life-in-general somewhere in there...

 

(Oh, also: don't try this at home! It messes up your printer. The ink gets stuck everywhere inside and leaves marks on the next prints you'll make. Don't say I haven't warned you.... )