Saturday, August 30, 2008

Running Cook


I created this in Illustrator. I used a 4 square checker pattern, top row black/white; bottom row white/black, for the pants tile pattern.
I used just enough blue/white gradient and gray shadow to make the white jacket and hat stand out from the white background.
I kept my line work simple, varying the thickness to give some of the 'under areas' and shadow-y areas more weight, ala "How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way" by Stan Lee and John Buscema. (A MUST have!)
I worked to keep the design of the character balanced, not just wanting to create a character, but an iconic image. :)

6 comments:

Gabriela Granados said...

Great work Andrew!!! it is amazing the things you can crate using your imagination and help from a computer. I still work just using traditional techniques but I hope I'll learn photoshop soon.
Thank you for passing by, I guess we can be in touch.
Gaby

Michele said...

I like your blog. It rocks!

Andrew W. Moir said...

Hey Gabriela, digital is cool, but your traditional work is great! That abstract of yours I commented on seriously blew my mind. :)

Thank you for your kind comment, I appreciate it. :)

Andrew W. Moir said...

Michele: Yes, I understand you are my wife, but you have to leave REAL comments! :P

SCOTT BURROUGHS said...

Your work and your blog are awesome. I remember seeing your work (that Mel Gibson illo) a while back and really liking it. Great stuff. Thanks for the comments...

Andrew W. Moir said...

Hey Scott, what a great compliment, coming from such a talented artist! Your work is amazing; very high quality throughout. :)