Saturday, July 24, 2010

It's Strawberry Fields...For A Little While...

Oooooohhh! A blog post with a good title that works for it. I had the Beatles song going through my head as I was uploading up the pic. This past Thursday I found out that I was approved again (or re-approved?) to draw Strawberry Shortcake. I had to do a new audition for it since they changed the look for her in 2008 and they aged her a smidge more than the version I originally drew back in 2004-05. I guess to compete with the newer version of Dora the Explorer as they both now look like they could almost exist in the same universe. I like the newer face and head shape designs and she's just as colorful as she ever was. I did several pieces for an audition and there were little tweaks here and there, with only two major complete redraws. It takes a bit to get the female body language down and the ultimate feel of it again, but once you figure out how to do it, it's not hard. I've done so much male dominated work the past few years that you do lose something when you go back to a feminine one.

I'll post some of my sketches, and the changes that were made, since some like to see the process of how this all gets done.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

DelcoMag Has An Interview With Me This Month!

I was the main feature story in the July 2010 issue of DelcoMag, which is a newspaper magazine that covers a large area in these here parts! It's got a pretty full and meaty interview... It should be in the surrounding Delco areas today or tomorrow depending on how it's delivered to the different zip codes. It was going to have the picture of me with the stuffed Scooby as the cover, but the publisher wanted a pic of me with a Scooby drawing, so I now use the other pic for my FaceBook profile. Also has a Scooby coloring contest in it as well for the little ones...