Monday, June 15, 2009

Camping Fishing Guy

I spent part of the weekend painting and finishing off this guy.
He's painted on watercolor board using a mix of watercolor, gouache, and colored pencil.



I intend to mock up a booklet cover using him.
Once that's figured out I'll scan a real map to fill in the blank area of his map and the map of the hampster on his back pack.
I have to say that this is the way I want to work for book/magazine jobs.
I'm going to have to work up more samples for a new portfolio.

9 comments:

Edrian Thomidis said...

There's so much going on here! I love all the details and eye candy! Great character!

Jack Foster said...

Excellent work Robert! Love all the detail. From the rat with the binoculars to the texture of his shirt! Fantastic!!!!

gJM said...

Wow, great idea and just amazingly rendered. i love your use of the white (gouache i'm guessing) for the texture in the shirt and the fur.

"Maggie" said...

What a fun visual illustration, I love all the "critters" especially the fish-those lips! Great job!

Coreopsis said...

This is a really fun picture. Right now, the white background works perfectly. I'd hate for anything too busy to be happening in the background, because it might compete with the busy-ness surrounding him. (But I suspect you probably know quite well what you're doing, and it will turn out great). This is marvelous. Good luck with your portfolio.

Katie White said...

Great character. Very well done with such great detail and color.

INDIGENE said...

It is a visual feast of work, color and energy!

Heather said...

That guy is just so happy to be setting out. Really fun to look at.

Nanda Palinckx said...

Wow great work. I like the details and the colors. Your technique is very good.