Jan 252009

Here is the preliminary digital sketch for the previous post, before I tidied it up and shifted the pose a little based on some feedback from my friend/client who I was doing the drawing for. There is something loose and fluid that I like about this earlier, scribbly version though.

The finishing was all digital, done on my 15 inch Cintiq, but the process started out by doing a few pages of pencil thumbnails, from which my friend chose the design elements she liked best. I posted the pencil thumbnails earlier, here, here, here and here. So the final picture is a combination of bits and pieces from all of those.

I think I have an idea for how to use some of the other thumbnails too, for another project I have in mind. Which just goes to show that cheesecake doodles are never a waste of time.

Mar 142008

Right now, I have a few little design jobs all cooking on the stove at the same time. Some of them are tasty, some of them not so tasty. Here are some sketches for one of the fun jobs. The assignment is to design a cheesecake pinup-girl to be the icon character for a potential line of Boudoir clothing and accessories (which is why she is holding a handbag in a few of the sketches). This is the first time that I have designed a female character and had the client ask me to make the boobs and bum even bigger. Good times.

I’ll post some more cheesecake sketches later, once I scan them. My good scanner (a 2nd-hand Epson Perfection 3170) just up and died recently; one day it simply failed to even turn on, after being a great workhorse for about a year… So until I buy a new scanner (model suggestions anyone?) I am stuck with my slow All-In-One (fax/printer/scanner) which has lousy picture quality, though serviceable enough for rough Black and White sketches…