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Friday, November 14, 2008

Production Art: Freaks

Another rough vis-dev piece from the same project. For the moment, the last one of that kind I'll have here. The next post will contain explicit... ducks!


  1. It's always a pleasure to visit your

  2. it's good to see evolutions of your drawin'...

    So good !

  3. Another great eye-candy filled post. Always look forward to the next.

  4. i think i never asked this, do you do the colour palette before start coloring? and the shadow are made on a multyply level or it's just a darker color?
    looove the blue crow's suit, very seventies fashon!

  5. Dibu, thanks!

    Gabriele, many thanks for stopping by and dropping a line. I appreciate that very, very much.

    Faboun'e, :) I'm happy to hear that you like the rough samples. Big thanks!

    Matt, Steve! :)) THANK YOU

    Hi Flaviano, I always do the colour palette before colouring. And yes, I use a multiply top layer for the shadows. BTW, the crow's suit was inspired by Steve McQueen's racing suit ("Le Mans", 1971). Cheers!

    Bryst :)!

  6. I am always blown away by your amazing designs!

  7. I just found your blog and I must say I'm very inspired. I'm interested to know more about the pencil you use to do your cleanup work. (Faber Castell TK 4600 with 2mm HB lead)

    From all the pictures I've seen of it on your blog it looks blunt ended or maybe sharpened to a wedge?

    I'd love to read a more technical explanation about you work including how you sharpen your pencil!

  8. A very thorough style! love is magical:)

  9. Amazing, really love your designs!


  10. Tatevik! Thanks a bunch!

    Hello Brandon, I use a piece of sandpaper to sharpen the lead. Cheers!

    Dejan, Mel (cheers to Achdé!), Javi! THANKS!

  11. Florian - I love all the strange shapes in these designs. And of course the light bulb tube things! Great!!!