Friday, April 3, 2009

Plush Beaver

Oh, and here’s that completed practice demo of a plush beaver from the week’s museum outings; Sharpie & ball-point pen on Bristol, over a pencil rough. Still was not happy with the range of values achieved solely through texture, so went ahead and added a touch of wash to the piece after scanning the pen & ink version.
Didn’t screw it up (always a plus), and like some of my previously posted examples, it’ll undoubtedly mutate into another variation sometime or another – but I must admit I kinda like how my spiffy little logo fits with this particular illustration.

Even if, while finishing it up while at a local cafĂ©, a couple innocent bystanders remarked about what a weird looking manatee it is…

Jock, the painter, often would thin his paint so it would go further. So when the Church decided to do some deferred maintenance, Jock was able to put in the low bid, and got the job. As always, he thinned his paint way down with turpentine.
One day while he was up on the scaffolding -- the job almost finished -- he heard a horrendous clap of thunder, and the sky opened.
The downpour washed the thinned paint off the church and knocked Jock off his scaffold and onto the lawn among the gravestones and puddles of thinned and worthless paint.
Jock knew this was a warning from the Almighty, so he got on his knees and cried: "Oh, God! Forgive me! What should I do?"

And from the thunder, a mighty voice:

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