Monday, December 21, 2009

Almost 2 months, and it's not even finished!

It's been a while, a long while. I realized that I was starting to neglect the blog. We had another theme up over at ABC (Art Bot Central over at the where we got to do our favorite Saturday Morning Cartoon characters. I was looking at either doing something from He-Man or Thundercats originally, but there was interest in both of those topics from other artist, so I went with something else.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
I thought if I did a different, more realistic take on them, it would be more refreshing and keep my interest. It was, but I still found it hard to make the time to finish it off. I started out great, and was hitting it pretty hard initially. I did the thumbnails and had a buddy of mine choose which one to move forward with. He would have been a much better friend if he would have finished it for me : )

I started to run into problems when I was making his attire work. The original Turtles in the comic and the Cartoon are both from pretty minimal designs, in trying to sell more of the realistic take, I wanted to add a bit more clothing and equipment. I went through quite a few iterations on designs, and only ended up with this one since I had to back into the deadline to post before I left for the holidays.

I want to make time to finish it, and add color… but I also want to make progress on our next theme, Monsters, over the Holiday time off.
So happy holidays to all, see you next year!

1 comment:

Charlie Mike said...

Pretty sweet still, finished or not.