Here are some development sketches for a project that I'm working on. I'm going for a Fleischer inspired look, though I miss the mark in these. Although I think these were some of my first attempts at bringing a Betty Boop-esque head shape into the design. I'm still not sold on any of these, but I think that I'm getting closer.
I'm amazed at how much appeal Betty can have. If I can capture 1/10th of that feeling I'll be happy.
Here are some more sketches that, like my first blog post, act as a sort of therapy. It was also brought to my attention that some of my more recent personal work has a bit of a depressed feel. And not that I want my blog to be a place to sob (that's what my pillow is for) but it's kind of a true observation. I'm definitely a bit homesick. I've been In Los Angeles for almost three months and it's been a big change from New York City.... I'll go into that on another day. But what I wanted to say, is that my favorite art is the type that is revealing of artist's emotions. So if I'm channeling some of that into my work, I'm pretty happy.
now for the drawings..
in the ears: Biz Markie, "Let Me Turn You On"
in the mind: dire need of a shave