Sunday, 1 November 2009

There's a Lion in my Bathroom - sketches 3



Busy, busy, busy. Amongst other things I've been working on the next 'Bathroom Lion' instalment. This is to illustrate the tale of "Snorky the Shrimp" where the unfortunate crustacean of the title bemoans his bad limp and is comforted by a kind hearted plaice. A brotherly bond in the briny blue. My early attempts at the shrimp were a little to insect like, then I headed into Aardman animation mouths for a while, but once I'd sketched the bottom middle fella on sheet two I really felt I'd started in the right direction for the character. Hope you agree.

10 comments:

ArtSparker said...

I think because the character is small, in comparison to the fish, the clarity of the detail works well in the middle sketch.

Kevin Levell said...

Could one of the Shrimp's little appendages have a bandage?
Great stuff whatever!

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Asja said...

i think you're doing amazing job with this character development!

Eric Barclay said...

Really wonderful dynamic between the two. Excellent characters.

Rnormfoto said...

awwww- what a sad little shrimp on crutches :)

michael robertson said...

I'm totally digging you last couple of posts, matt. your sketches are really beautiful and your characters are always so wonderfully appealing. love that shrimp and the lion and robin and-heck, it's all good!

oh, and that laurel and hardy clip is hilarious. I actually thought it was real up until...well you know. thanks for sharing.

Sam said...

The bottom middle definitely looks good - clearly a shrimp, and a cute one as well.

I also like the one to the right, but only because the mouth and eyes make him look a bit like Aku from Samurai Jack. Probably not the way to go for the hero of the story, but it still looks cool.

damon said...

i like

monkeygurl said...

r u really in the hospital send me an e-mail lexmpass@yahoo.com

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