This is the final. Final. Finished. As much of a computer person as I’ve been weened to be this sort of process is still completely counterintuitive. It used to really cheese me off because there would be Korean kids in my digital illustration classes that would render whole alien worlds in photoshop and it would take them many tens of hours with hundreds of layers and I would be sucking my thumb and screaming that the pen tool was a pain in the ass. It is a pain in the ass. Boolean algebra and whatever the heck.
My line work is pretty good but half the trouble is always getting it to look good in photoshop. This time went better and quicker and I’ve almost totally got that stupid pen tool by the throat.
I was initially disappointed because the Sad Foot looks a little wonky and that bothered me. It still does from a personal critical eye but it soon after hit me that the foot on that billboard looks like shit, too. Not like shit per se but half of the appeal comes from the fact that it’s a wonky bi-polar foot with feet. I started to do it over again but with that in mind I think it’ll make the thing much more recognizable. We’ll see how it goes. This is a first shirt design so it’s a good experience in any case.
NOW I’m FURIOUSLY going back to the book I was working on. And some storyboards. AND some personal projects. AND figure drawing twice a week! I’m going to start using a pen brush for that and possibly conte crayon for the longer poses.
AAAAND. My Etsy store is not far behind. I’ve already made prints and am itching to get going.