Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sleep Tight!

Beginning next month I will be taking a class in Flash animation. In preparation I've been working on ways to simplify my art style drastically, so as not to go entirely crazy when I have to do a whole bunch of drawings of the same subject. %} Here's one of my efforts, which is actually part of a quasi-animation test I did in Photoshop. Unfortunately, every time I try to export/render to video, it crashes my computer! So, for now, the still will have to do. (You're not missing much, I promise.)

I did the initial sketch in ink & white gouache on toned paper, then changed the color & added the background (scanned from an acrylic painting) in Photoshop.

Part of me really really wants to refine this, but I'm trying as hard as I can to let go of my obsessive tweaking since I know I won't have time for that in my class.

I do hope this creepy crawly fellow doesn't disturb your dreams.


Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

Looks pretty good to me the way it is! Great illustration!

James P Powell said...

He will disturb my dreams but I like it and your style. I can't believe I didn't even think of bedbugs!!! Great idea! Genius!

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for the kind comment. Btw, you are very perceptive! Yes...I subscribe to a Word a Day! And, yes, often a word will spark an image :)
And, again, your bedbug=great(and clever)!

Anonymous said...

Bed bug aaah! He's scary in a cute kind of way. The idea of bed bugs is creepy and I hear they're difficult to get rid of.

Linda Hensley said...

Love the legs on the bed. Good luck with your class!