Monday, 3 March 2008
I'm working away on my favourite subject ... primates. I cannot get enough of drawing chimps, gorillas and orangutans so I've decided to make my next quick project for the book fair a chimpy one! I have a very rough storyboard sequence of images almost ready to blog and work up into some colour pieces but I've just been watching some of the extras on the Ratatouille DVD and leafing through the art of book for the umpteenth time and the digital sketches of Dan Lee (to whom the film is dedicated, sadly missed I'm sure...) have really inspired me. I'd forgotten just how much fun quick wacom sketching can be...and I'm glad I gave it a go as it's loosened up my thinking on my background treatments for the project... I'm finally headed in the direction I wanted (a kind of looney tunes/flintstones colour and layout... I hope).