(via Steven Morgana)
Here’s a first sneak peek at Bad Seeds. I finally finished all the art for my Nick pilot over the holiday! Yay! We’ve shipped everything for the animation part of the process! And it only took three years (sob). I’m really happy with this look. I wanted something a little more muted and natural than Chowder’s trippy, rainbow palette. None of these characters are the mains. They’re just critters living in the forest, minding their own business.
All the models were drawn in Illustrator and colored in Photoshop. I use the Illustrator brush tool and a custom brush that has a little tooth to it. Drawing in Illustrator takes some getting used to (it’s easier if you draw big), but I like being able to tweak the lines and scale stuff. The BGs are done in Photoshop with watercolor brushes (usually set to a lower opacity) and textures from photos I took around my neighborhood (for the leaves and such). I turn the photos into halftones and stamps, then colorize them.
Maybe I’ll put a little more production stuff up soon.
Now it’s time to start thinking of music!
The gap between two continental plates: Europe and North America.