Illustrator Journal #15: Another Animal Kingdom Update

Just another couple of sketches to add to the collection: The Miner Mole and The Guide Goat. It’s a continuing development of The Animal Kingdom and the current progress is 12 out of 26, so I’m nearly halfway. It’s a long process, but it will reflect upon the time and effort spent to visualise this concept well. It’ll also show a development in my drawing skills since all those months ago that I started this.

Hope you enjoy the drawings and glad to have all you followers bear with me on this “journey” of sorts. See you tomorrow for the Haiku.

IW: Animal Kingdom – Lumberjack Beaver

I had some time to flex my drawing skills in between college work and video games, so I draw another design/idea for the Animal Kingdom (as it says in the title). It’s quite befitting to give this to the beaver, since they do gnaw trees to help create their dams.

Lumberjack - Beaver

I kept it in pencil since I thought using ink would ruin the sketchy quality of it… Besides, I think it looks good as it is and for a quick sketch, it’s pretty detailed. Hopefully it’s accurate enough so you can see it resembles a beaver. I gave him a woodland-style hat and a hatchet, even though they use teeth naturally, but since I’m humanising and taking the concept literally that it’s befitting for this character.

IW: Animal Kingdom – Meerkat Scout

Simple concept, the meerkat plays the role of the scout in my animal kingdom.

Scout- Meerkat

Being as one of the most naturally careful and alert species on the planet, they make the ideal scout for their abilities to spot danger and move/hide quickly.

I’m bucking up the drawings in terms of quality so I can get more detail in. Just so that they seem more “full” as a piece of concept art or whatever. I mentioned in a previous blog post about these initial sketches staying initial and just jotting down all the ideas and creating them first. Once that’s done, I can get to creating more complete illustrations.

Illustrator Journal #10: Bad Action Commission Update

With a hectic schedule like mine, it’s a WONDER how I find the time, ha-ha! I’m just kidding, been doing some sketches and designs that led up to this final design. The Bad Action album “Hashtag” now has a mascot, aka. Murray Walker and he’s never looked more sinister :). The line work has been finished up and now it’s just a case of completing the rest (colours and shading), but I have started that process.

This illustrated piece should be all done (with band and album text) within a few days. I personally love the design as I feel it’s a culmination of years of drawing and this is shows my drawings are getting better. I’m feeling more confidence in myself and that’s always a benefit. I’ll show you all the final outcome when I finish it.