Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Space Cat Enters Reptile Temple

Adobe Illustrator 8/CS2

I created this at a time when I wanted to learn cartooning. I always thought of myself as a realist and considered cartooning beyond my grasp. I really had to go back to the basics, looking at lots of 50's retro art, abstract art, animation, Jack Kirby, and I don't know what all, to understand the idea of basic shapes and simplification in cartooning. :)

11 comments:

Eric Barclay said...

This turned out great! Excellent character and details, and a great layout to boot.

Andrew W. Moir said...

Thank you Eric! Your art seriously inspires me. :)

michael mikolon said...

Wow you have great talent and a real grasp of your style. You nailed the space cat illustration.

Nemo - Daily-dabble.com said...

You know I love your space cat!
All your kitties are so cool ;)

Thanks for the prayers for my mom! Much appreciated. Dad is leaving now to go fetch her.
Hope you're having a super Saturday!!
HUGS

Michelle said...

I love the Space Cat!

Andrew W. Moir said...

Thanks for the compliments Nemo, they're very much appreciated. :)

I'm more than happy to pray for your mum, and will continue to do so. Please keep us updated. :D

Wow, it's Michelle! Drat! I keep forgetting you have a blogspot! I'll drop over now and catch up.

Thank you for letting me know what you think Michelle, it means a lot! :)

Andrew W. Moir said...

Whoops! Almost forgot to say hi to Michael M. up there! Thank you for the compliments, especially coming from someone of your artist caliber! :)

tanaudel said...

It's very effective - I could (and would) see it as an animation. It has a modern look with that slight retro coolness.

(By the way, your blog only allows people with blogger accounts to comment - I'm usually at Wordpress but had to log on).

Andrew W. Moir said...

Hi Tanaudel! Thank you for the great comment. :) I was looking at a lot of animated styles when I illustrated this, trying to teach myself how to draw cartoons, expand my color knowledge, and use more abstract shapes. I'm glad I was able to capture the effect I was going for.

You're the upteenth person to point out my poor settings. No wonder people don't comment very often. Finally I will listen!! I've since changed my settings so now anyone can comment. Thank you! :)

戴佩妮Penny said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.

Andrew W. Moir said...

Thank you for your kind comments Penny, I really appreciate it. :)