Keep on Truckin!

My Ball of Goo the “complete” story is rolling along and closing in on one hundred pages! This will be the largest collection I’ve ever produced.  Here to keeping my wits and getting it done!

Not Bob Not Bully

I made these little concept sketches for a project that I did for a friend a while back.  He wrote an amazing story for his children, which he told to them at bed time. I tried to capture the playful character he had given them with a loose line and loads of character.

Sideways Post

When telling a story without written words or dialogue, facial expression becomes extremely important to moving the story along.  Facial expressions can show what a character is thinking or feeling without a single word.

A little Bully Technique

With this weeks sideways bit, I thought I would share a bit of info about my favorite drawing technique, which is the bird’s eye view, or three point perspective drawing.  Using this technique is a great way to draw a viewer into the image.

Below is a base pencil drawing of a scene. Scroll down to see the breakdown.

I have outlined the direction of the image. As you can see smaller items rest near or at the vanishing point and move outward from there. The green lizard on the right hand side is the biggest item in the image, he is the closest to the viewer and the furthest from our little vanishing point where the perspective begins.

Broken down even further you can see the direction lines.  Happy reading!