Archive for 2008
I recently finished an illustration for a German company that specializes in proof-reading copy for publications. It roughly says, Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“A comma in the wrong place can be a dangerous thingĂ˘â‚¬Âť.
I wasn’t entirely sure how translating my drawings into a vinyl toy would work out, but I knew it would be fun. At the same time, I didn’t want to get my hopes up too much just in case.
Now I can definitely say that I haven’t been this excited since Christmas morning when I was little. I could barely sit down for a few hours after I saw how the sculpting was coming along! They hit it spot on and I doubt there will be too many tweaks needed at all, although it’s still a bit weird to see something you’ve made cross from 2d to 3d.
I’ve released an Agua add-on set of translucent badges that are especially designed to sit on top of the dynamic stack icons generated by AppleĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s Mac OS X Leopard. More info and downloads at The Iconfactory.
You may be familiar with one of my characters named Zog, if not by name, then definitely by sight. He’s the big purple guy from the first Somatic icons, and he can often be spotted sleeping on a grassy hill, or hunting marshmallows.
Thanks to the insanely huge help of Strangekiss, Zog has started his journey to become more than just a drawing. In not too long, you’ll be able to hold his rotocast vinyl body in your hands and chase your own marshmallows around the floor. So, to celebrate this great news, I’ve put together a sneak peek of concepts and production art to share.
The protector of the enchanted white bamboo forest.
Samurai Monkey started with a sketch I posted on flickr. It had a lot of positive feedback and it was too much fun to resist from finishing it. So I thought that I would share my process a little bit since I also get many emails asking about how I go about my drawings.