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Monday, June 04, 2007

2Q3: Floyd, The Main Character

This is Floyd.


  1. That's unbelievable!! This design is the limit!

  2. This artwork is so amazing! The character pose and expression is looking so natural, and the dragon is such excelent. As always, your work is the bomb. How do you create the "smoke" (sorry, I can´t find the right word) effect at the background?

  3. Nice attitude on Floyd. And great dragon. I love the way the lower jaw bites in. Great.

  4. This is the most inspiring blog ever. I'm in love with your work! Thank you for posting so much great art so often. AMAZING!

  5. I love the color contrast between the boy and the dragon! You draw the best stuff... I love your work!

  6. I love the monster. He reminds me of Cecil since he looks like one long sock puppet!

    Really nice how you have a fade on the bottom!

  7. great updates!
    really interesting character Floyd, he's not the same appealing boy, he have adult somatic traits and looks tormented.
    the imaginary friend's monster looks like James Heatfield, he singer of Metallica :)
    it's good to see how any single concept project have a different color map and different mood.
    really good work.

    p.s. but you only create characters in your job? wow, lucky guy!

  8. lovely pencilwork!!! :O
    and fantastic sketches and drawings all over your superb blog!
    truly inspirational!! :o)

  9. super sketches and drawings!!!

  10. Dear colleagues! THANK YOU!

    Pit! That green smoke or fume is just painted on a single layer in photoshop. In this context it is a great help to think negative space, not subject.

    Flaviano! Yes, in this blog, it seems that I'm a "character maker" almost entirely. But in almost the same manner I do a lot of art direction work and writing/development work, here at S&H.

  11. what a great post!! really interessting to see your workflow

  12. Thanks for answering Florian, the fume effect is wonderful and it applys perfectly to a character´s introduction. I´m so anxious to see what will be your next post!

  13. Hey Florian, I have been admiring your work on here for quite a while but haven't commented before. I love your designs!! You have some truly amazing artwork and characters on here! Where did you get that kind of imagination? I especially love your Star Ducks stuff. Anyways keep it comng, you've got a fan right here.

  14. yOU knw theres nothin as refreshing as to see all your new work here...
    theres only request sir, if you can showcase as how your working procedure is...am sure we all would able to grow with it...it will really nice for a fellow like me to learn something....sitting so far from artists like you...

  15. Ben, many, many thanks!

    Gulzar! I can't promise but I'll try. At the moment, my problem is that I have not enough time.