Sunday, November 21, 2010
I doodle a lot. I either in my sketchbook while watching tv or on my cintiq after I've finished my work for the day and just need to get a something out of my head that doesn't have to do with a script or work. Usually I just play with shapes and character.
Today, this little guy came out. He didn't mean anything while I was drawing him but when I was finished, I grew to see him as the a hero in a grand adventure. Most heroes in our stories and fairy tales often look the same. Cute as a button little girls, or the thin, rugged young kid. Sure, they throw glasses on sometimes to tell us he's nerdy but we can usually see thru that. Something about this little guy speaks to me for being outside the hero mold. Who knows, we'll see if he can find a place in a story some day.
To finish him off, I thought I'd throw a nod of my buddy and great artist, Jim Mahfood "Food One".
Now that I've finished posting this, I'm starting to see similarities to Russell from the movie UP. I love that movie and I'm sure parts of him are lingering in my head. I'll have to work him up a bit and see if we can create a bigger gap between them.