Saturday, November 28, 2009

hawaii



Here's a Hawaiian Tourist and a Forest Monster. Playing around with style.

11 comments:

Erik D. Martin said...

haha I don't know if i wound want to run into either of them! they look dope though

ramon said...

Betsy!!! These are looking great, so much character! The monster looks like he could star as the villain in a new, hipper version of scooby doo :) Seriously though, this is incredibly professional.

The only thing I would say is that the plaid pattern on fattie's shirt is going straight across, flattening him out. Since all the lines on the rest of him (and on the monster) are following the form and adding to the feeling of solid volume, I would maybe curve the pattern to follow his belly. Going flatter or more volumetric is a stylistic choice at this point, since you have the skills to do either, I just noticed that the general tendency in these two work was in favor of volume and those lines were the only ones going against the grain.

Hope to talk to you soon!

Best,

-Ramon

Joon said...

They are amazing characters. I love them.

Betsy Bauer said...

Erik and Jiyoon-- Thank you!

Ramon-- Thank you!!! :) Also, the choice to make his shirt and pants very flat was very deliberate. I'm trying to start doing things where I am playing with flat shapes and volume. Makes things more interesting to look at, I think! I didn't get enough of the flat vs. volume going in the other creature, though, which is something that I am working on in the final illustration that I'm doing with these guys.

Lee said...

Keep playing, these are great!

Lee

Trent Correy said...

Great designs as always, beautiful colour sense, I love coming here to check out your new and brilliant work!

pakoto said...

me encantan estos dos prsonajes!! gran trabajo!

Eric Scales said...

I like the monster! Looks like his face is a Tiki mask.

tinylittlesandra said...

Great stuff! Love the guy above, great weight in that one.

Katie said...

Holy crap!!! The forest monster is amazing! What a cool design...

Christie said...

I'm loving your blog so far, and damn, that forest monster is kickass!

Keep it up!!