Sunday, February 07, 2010

muddy

The record snowfall melted away leaving a MUDDY mess, but SocMo quickly adapted by making a mudman.

We had snow on the ground for a whole week! That hasn't happened here for many years. It finally melted and we got 4 inches of rain to wash it away. We now have extreme sogginess.

After I penciled up this idea and scanned it, my problem became "How do you make something look like mud?" My only plan was to make it brownish and shiny. I played around with it for a while in Photoshop and at some point decided the mud needed more color. So I introduced a bit of color which made the mud a bit more interesting. As usual, at some point I get tired of messing with it all and pull the plug. And post it. So there you go.

13 comments:

k.h.whitaker said...

I love this idea, it is so funny and the mud turned out great.

E. Thompson said...

SocMo looks pleased with his creativity LOL and a mudman won't melt. Well done!

I'm looking out at a winter wonderland right now....dang winter.

michael robertson said...

hilarious idea and excellent illo!

artsymommachic said...

LOVE this Doug!! Made me giggle!!!!

Becky said...

I love this.

Paula said...

Wow. I LOVE the style you did this in. It's loose-ish and has lots of pencil lines. The idea is fab, too. Yabba-dabba-doo!

Stefani Ernst said...

So funny! love his expression!

kevbrett said...

Awesome...tempted to go do the same!
love it

Tracy said...

Your creations are always great! I love the "mud-man"...so much more interesting than a plain ol' snowman! :)

happychinchilla said...

they look so happy.
Brilliant take on the subject.

Mark Cavell said...

Genius!
Fantastic take on the topic, thanks for the smile.

rmsmi said...

This is hilarious! Great idea!

Bron Smith said...

Hey...You're painting more. It looks great. I hope you keep at it. The sketchy pencils line and the wash looks really cool.