Monday, February 21, 2011

Mo Momo Con

a) Tuff-Girl and Wichita, digital color over scan of black ballpoint pen on copier paper, 20.3 cm x 25.4 cm (8.0 inch x 10.0 inch); 
b) alternate re-color; 
c) detail, 4.1 cm x 5.1 cm (1.6 inch x 2.0 inch).
d) rough drawing, scarlet red pencil on copier paper, 21.6 cm x 27.9 cm (8.5 inch x 11.0 inch)

Here is the full render of the anime style drawing of Tuff-Girl done for the MomoCon advertisement mock up. As I have been accustomed to doing with my work in consumer products and marketing illustration, both with Disney and Cartoon Network, the pose was designed as an asset, which is to say it is not intended to be final in its layout and cropping, but for use with in another layout. This partly explains the drab, flat gray color behind Tuff-Girl and Wichita. For the alternate re-color, I put a little more effort in the background.

The decision to use a ballpoint pen for the final line lies mostly in my comfort with the tool. Because the ink doesn’t bleed, it’s a passable substitute for a darkened xerographied or scanned pencil line, which to the best of my knowledge is part of the anime aesthetic. Because I drew the final ink line on top of the red pencil rough, the high resolution scan is the only way that stage of the art now exists.

The dramatic re-color done for the final ad, was mostly the result of playing with some of Photoshop’s capabilities- you know, because I could.

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