Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Ripple in Progress-Fiddler Crab

Here's a peek at some brainstorming I did for the Ripple Project.  As you can see, I write as much as I draw when I'm hammering out ideas for a project. I'm very much a list person, they make me happy. ;) 

You can see I start out with fairly realistic sketches. I usually do when I'm referencing a real creature.  This time around I think I'd like my Ripple cards to be lighthearted, so they'll be transformed into my usual cartoon style once I have their personalities figured out a little more. 

This guy definitely has my attention: 


  1. looking good! You are a champ, still drawing even with a very little one at home :)

  2. That's exactly what I do when drawing animals, I like to start out with reference and develop the character from there. I love seeing that process in your sketches here. And writing out lists for sure! Brainstorms are about lists too! I can't wait to see this guy all painted up. He's definitely talking to us :o)

  3. Love your progression from researching, to realistic sketching to fun personalities shining through!
    Great to hear you love lists, too. I believe you are in very good company.
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Lack of sleep can make one a little crabby. crabby? --get it? hee hee. I can't wait to see it done. The jelly fish on your website banner- makes me laugh. -I hope you are sleeping too.

  5. Your work has so much personality! I love the sea-themed items on your portfolio too.

  6. Thanks everyone! No worries, this is a preplanned post. :) We're getting as much sleep as possible nowadays.