Sunday, February 19, 2006

safari splotter

mary goes on safari-and spots a sleeping ostrich..a spell goes amiss..
how do they get hitchcock the crow back home?..
hope you all like it-let me know what you think!



Blogger Elliot said...

I always enjoy your illustration work (that's a given!) but it's hard to say much when I don't know what it's about.
How come we never get any dialogue?

1:52 PM  
Blogger mr-dunn* said...

aahh...well..i have to supply these without dialogue-although we get a ''script' of sorts..
these strips are used to illustrate the audio reading on cd-
the publishers drop the text in weeks from now..and the way they lay it out is hokey..also they often change the grammar..phrasing etc..which is great for posing to...!
so -here's the deal..make me laugh and email me back with your take on the panels-with lots of profanity..
i knew a guy once who dropped a hammer on his toe..and he swore for two minutes straight without repeating himself once..amazing-
good to hear from you elliot..
please sell me the moomin drawing..serious now..look -serious face...xx

2:17 PM  
Blogger Clarke (Csnyde) said...

God I love these little comics you seem to do all the time - so full of fun.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments on my blog.

And to answer your question:

The way I get the texture in PS...
It's nothing more than some of the fancier more sophisticated new brushes that come standard with Photoshop CS. Give em a whirl and share the results please. Or if you are still not figuring thinsg otu drop me an e-mail and I'll see if I can help.

6:47 PM  
Blogger Elliot said...

The Moomin drawing - the one where he's sitting on the hill with the moon on the black sky?
If so it's a digital image - download it and do whatever you like with it.
If it's one of the others let me know which one and you can have it.

2:25 AM  
Blogger mr-dunn* said...

thanks elliot-for that surprise image you sent through..
a gents lunchtime refresher no less..
it all made total sense..and with so much must have a comprehensive collection of images to choose from.
i just kept thinking there should be a guide book in this technique..a best seller surely -for the discerning lone gentleman tourist/hobbyist etc...ahem..

11:54 AM  
Blogger Elliot said...

It's class all the way with me.
The Moomin picture - was it the one I mentioned above?

2:22 PM  
Blogger mr-dunn* said...

yup-i will print it out and hang it in the studio..
england has a stinking cold at the moment-everyone is sneezing on each other..'kin awful...!!

2:46 PM  
Blogger Elliot said...

Gives me something to look forward to...

I'll do another similiar picture sometime and post it out to you.

4:05 PM  
Blogger SteveLambe said...

Love these little diddies of yours, Gary. Achooooo!

6:19 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

AWESOME Character illustration!!

9:25 PM  
Blogger Clio said...

DANG those are cute!

10:05 PM  
Anonymous alex said...

awsome characters emotions and poses, great job here

10:27 AM  
Blogger Matt J said...

Great animals on this one -

1:25 PM  
Blogger Stef said...

Love it! the animals are great, it looks so easy for you to come up with great character design...a lot of talent!

9:44 AM  
Blogger Monkey Freak said...

I like the cartoon drawing.
Nice job.

6:11 PM  

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