My job has me running in circles, fried and exhausted. But things are starting to slow down and there is the holiday break soon approaching. So I thought I'd throw in some Holiday images in the next week.
First up . . . It's Heppy Santa, Kids!
|Heppy Santa was create using ArtRage Pro 4.5 with the ink pen for outlines and charcoal settings for coloring|
|The original pencil sketch, one of many various Santas I have been designing these past few weeks|
This one I simply wanted a big, grinning, funny Santa.
Once I drew the grin, it inspired me to make a huge and wide mustache to cover the lips. Then once I curled the mustache -- I had to do the same for his hair. Small hat + huge body; always one of my favorite character trait combos. Of course giving him tiny hands really helps make the image look even more weird. I just always love making big bulky characters with thin arms and legs . . . it's very pleasing to me for some reason.
To help soften the image, the outlines were toned down to a bluish hue. A nice, snowy, cool-toned background was thrown in to counter the warm Santa suit and create a proper environment for the character.
|I liked this Santa so much -- I created a new cover image for my Facebook page using him (in a kinda creepy way though)|