Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Some Color Stuff

Here's a faux UPA-ish sort of family.

And the original sketch.
And an alternate for purple fans.

 An alien evolved from jellyfish.

Mr. Toastman and Stinky

And speaking of color, there are some new stickers available:

 and a deluxe pack of Binto Blop and Aliens:

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Negative Space Exercises

 I sometimes doodle characters with the idea of using negative space between them. Negative space in general makes things read more clearly and it also helps me with character design. 

After I draw one character on a page I try to make the next one fit into the negative spaces of the other one's silhouette.  The more characters I draw on the page the more challenging it becomes to fit a new character between the negative spaces of the surrounding characters.

This forces me to draw shapes that I might not otherwise think of if I was just drawing straight ahead.

Here are some HB style animals as examples:

..and some random animals

..some humans

I've also been working on some beatnik mice. A friend suggested I call them "Squeakniks".

I put some on T shirts.

If you like any you can find them here:

Wednesday, January 13, 2021


 Here are some variations on Ed Benedict's designs.

Skype/Zoom style

You ever notice how weird people look when they video call you? It's like a fish eye lens. Everything closest to the camera is big. I tried to capture it a bit in cartoon drawings: