Keep it simple… stoopid!

Keep it simple… stoopid!

The first step was sketching an idea. And I very much like the idea of the roots of the trees turning into octopus legs. I was just playing with ideas that seemed cool, looking for inspiration in different places. What was important to me was that it wasn’t so...
You see what I want you to see

You see what I want you to see

The close up on this shot cuts out some things or leaves them in shadow. Rather than focusing on what we can’t see, let’s focus on what we can see. The little light on the right side of his face shows that he’s sweating and his face is cringing...
Organization makes all the difference!

Organization makes all the difference!

The main things that I learned during the creation process, besides everything are as follows. Organization may seem irrelevant, but it effects creativity later on in the process. If you lay down a good foundation of organizing layers and shapes first, then...
“…for such a time as this…”

“…for such a time as this…”

Even things that still have a cartoon-ish appearance can still have a level of reality that add more interest to the picture. The red circle is a highlight, that gives the watch a simple kind of texture. This makes it look as if the watch is metal, which it is...
Them blardy Aussies!

Them blardy Aussies!

I spent a lot of time sketching than I did on the computer. But I think this saved me a good 6 – 8 hrs because with the sketch book, I wasn’t concerned with how to do something. I was just drawing. From page 1 to 3, you can see the development process of...