Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Art: Puffin

He's waddly, he's curious, and he's definitely not from your neighbourhood ... feels like the new tagline for some new terrifying Eddie Murphy film.

But no! It's a little puffin, just waddlin' over to say hi. Far less terrifying than Eddie Murphy, and definitely less willing to convert you to Scientology.

I like how this one turned out. I think it would also look cool on a t-shirt. ;)

Readers from back in the day will recall I used to post backgrounds every now and then. Well, there are some new backgrounds coming soon too. But for now, enjoy.

Vi ses sen!

Jimzip :D

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Art: Racoon

It's not the most creative source, given, but google is regardless a great source of inspiration, especially when it comes to image search. It's so easy just to plug an animal in and get sketching.

Running with the current illustration bang, I've gone ahead and made another. This one took around two hours.

It's a rather guilty looking raccoon looking like it's really sorry it just ate all those berries from your garden.

Plus à venir. Enjoy.

Jimzip :D

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Art: Owly

Recently I've been attempting to kickstart my artistic hemisphere once again. Not that I feel it was ever truly inactive, I've been using it in different ways, writing, coding and drilling into my graphic design, but I haven't sketched or painted in a long time, and I missed that.

One good step forward was buying myself a wacom tablet a few months ago. I absolutely love it. In fact, I'm disappointed I didn't buy one years ago. (Note: I did actually, but at the time I felt so guilty for spending what should have gone towards rent that I returned it).

My technique is sloppy, and it's still definitely developing, but I feel I'm beginning to see a style come through, and I wanted to share a couple of pieces on this blog now which the tablet has enabled.

This one is a tribute to my old workplace in Vancouver: Owly from Hootsuite.

More to come. Enjoy.

Jimzip :D