Here is my first pass on a design for a tiny fantasy character for a proposed mobile game. I still think there’s a frustrated animator inside me, pushing to get out!
Dick Briefer’s wonderful comic book versions of Mary Shelly’s classic monster took a couple of visual turns. One was a charmingly comedic approach to the monster, coping with everyday life. This painting is my “tip-of-the-hat” to Briefer’s darker, more horrific version of Dr. Frankenstein’s creation.
This character concept came from a personal project inspired by a series of great ape and hominid drawings I did in college. The image of Professor Primatus is a take off on a portrait of Frank B A Linton by famous American artist, Thomas Eakins.
Sock Puppet is a character concept I’ve been developing for a while, now. She already has a deep back-story and some interesting plots, just waiting to be woven into larger story. I’d really love to do this as a graphic novel someday!
I’ve had the great pleasure to sit in on several classes taught by my incredibly talented friend and teaching colleague, Ed Binkley. Stomph came to life during one of Ed’s Character Concept Art classes, along with a series of other characters with some equally unfortunate anatomy!