Thursday, April 29, 2010

Zero 2 Illo - Week 4

Whew, had a rough week this week, plus I had a bad case of creative block and all of the ideas for illustrations I thought I would do suddenly seemed like they were either stupid or too hard to pull off. So I did what I usually do when I can't think of anything else to draw: I drew some birds.

Specifically, I drew a puffin.

It actually started out as this drawing, which I did about a year ago as something to possibly put on a business card. See, it's supposed to be clever because he caught art supplies instead of fish.

So then I drew this, adding a body and a little background (He did have feet at one point)

But it seemed pretty stiff, so I redrew it. I obviously have more work to do, but hopefully this will make a better composition.


  1. Don't you love it when things are too hard to pull off. Esepcially when you spend time with them and they just won't work.

    You know with this one I like the first two verions very much, because they are simple and straight to the point. In the last one the feet go one way and the beak and wing go the other and sort of put me off balance.

    The middle one is particularly unified I think.

    cheers :)

  2. Thanks for the feedback Andrew! Hmm, now I will have to think about which version to keep working on.