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Saturday, March 27, 2010

FB: Future Beavers From The Past

I felt like posting something: This is just a rough concept sketch in between... I really like the shape of the large spaceship in the background.

I did the basic roughs on paper - I then sketched digitally the rest of the rough process in Photoshop.

Future Beavers are quite wee creatures, aren't they? En passant, they're part of the StarDucks character ensemble...

BTW, this (below) paper walker, a sort of walking sculpture by Hitoshi Yamada, inspired the landing gear of the mothership in the background of the sketch:

I'm a big fan of Theo Jansen's walking sculptures. In case you wonder about Jansen's kinetic pieces, check out this link.

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  1. i love your brushes. are those custom or did you download them from somewhere?

  2. Cheers Tom! :o) Thanks for stopping by!

    Freddy! I'm simply using the standard brushes that come with CS4. Thanks for commenting, cheers!

  3. Love seeing your process, thanks again for posting these!

  4. Thak you for sharing your art and , in this case, your sources of inspiration!

  5. Patrick! :o) Thanks for stopping and giving feedback!

    FandD! Cheers, you're welcome! :o)

  6. Man, I LOVE your work! Such great shapes and design. Truely splendid stuff!

  7. Jake, THANK YOU! Thanks for the nice comment, I appreciate that very much.