Monday, December 14, 2009

HATCH

I HATCHed some dinos recently. I got a request to make five (5) little images of ANYTHING I wanted for the PackRat game played on Facebook. It is a game of finding and collecting images. The incubation period of hatching these dinos turned out to be a rather long one. The challenge was to make an image that is 64 pixels square. That is pretty small. My first idea was to do some dinosaurs. I have liked dinos ever since I was a little kid. So, while watching some bad TV shows in the evenings, I would sketch dinos and see if I could cram them into a tiny little squares.

Then... I started thinking that maybe birds would be easier to fit in a square. So I started drawing birds. I liked the birds, but on another day I started thinking about marine animals. That would be fun. This is what happens when anything goes. I had a three way tag team wrestling match going for a few days between all of these things. Finally, I came back to my original dinos idea. Dinos rule!

Here is my drawing board with some of the many pages of sketches I did while working on this project. Click on it to see it DINO sized.

8 comments:

Ian Summers said...

Great characters!

Alan Scott said...

I like the idea of getting an illustration to work really small. I love yours at the tiny size and the colours are great too. I really admire those folk that design icons. They make it look soooo easy but I've tried and it's not. At least not to do it well.

Cheers

Johana Venessa Mazuera said...

wonderful characters
i love the way you color them

Doug said...

Thanks, all!

Hannah M said...

Love the characters. Great work.

sandybau said...

Such beautiful babies!! Lovely characters!

paula said...

Wow...So many ideas came from this! Love your dinos and they look great so small. Even if you used only a third of them, you've got some stashed away for the next time you are called upon to create some small images and are maybe lacking time.

Bear said...

As the kids say, Awesome! I love seeing other artists' work areas.