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Jan 01

New Years Eve 2010 character design

Last night, New Years Eve 2010 (Dec 31, 2009) I spent the night crawling from location to location drawing with my friends Jeff Plotkins (Here on DA>, Toni, and Rick Lucy. We started with Dinner in Japan Town San Francisco and then walked up Filmore Street going from…the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf until it closed…then to Dino’s Pizza till they closed…then to Johnny Rockets…and then walking to the Embarcadero to watch the fireworks. It was a blast.

After lots of random doodling I started to do a character evolution. It is an exercises where you start with a character, sometime based on a pre-existing element. Then you set a goal of how many steps you want to take. Each step you mix in elements of another character, theme, etc. Pretty soon you start to just mix it up from your own mind till you get to the end with what should be a fairly unique character. Hopefully. Click for a bigger image.

Character design from NYE2010

Character design from NYE2010

This is a final inked sketch that was drawn of a sheet of card stock and then scanned and colored when I got home. Click for a bigger image.

Final NYE2010 chracter design

Final NYE2010 character design

Here’s hoping that you all have a wonderful 2010 with new and exciting things happening!

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