October Surprise: a Sneak Peek

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Well, things have been quite here on the blog… too quite, but, that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been busy! Actually I’ve been working up a couple different images. One image is for a charity auction later in the month, and the other is an all out effort to make a promotional piece for Halloween. Which is, oh, right around the corner!

I don’t want to give too much away, but I am pretty excited about this whole promo. I am putting together a short story, and I mean very short story for the card. There will be a sum of 3 images through out, one will be brought to a finer level of finish,and one will be sort of sketchy, and the third, will be as nice as time will allow. So far things are going well image wise. I am feeling that ‘deadline’ pressure to make sure that this thing is well thought out, well designed, and delivered on time.

As these projects have been rolling along, I’ve found that I enjoy taking pictures of my drawing table. Don’t ask why, but it just kinda cracks me up to see it. No particular reason.

what it looks like trying to create beauty out of squallor

However, for those who like to snoop, many of my secrets are laid bare on the table there. Jeez, it really is a mess isn’t it. Oh well, works for me!

Finally, the promised sneak peak. I came up with this little, or not so little guy as the the case may be, by looking through a Dover copyright free image book of animals. The insect page just seemed to be the right fit for this piece.

Bug Eyed Monster?! more like Bug Eyed Beatnik!

So, I wanted to share a bit of what I was up to in this quick post. Watch for more news as this promo comes up to a finish here in the near future. Now, that I see this fella, with his handle-bar mustachio, he really should have a name… what do you think? Any suggestions?
As ever, thanks for reading along, your comments are always welcome here,
Best Wishes,

2 Responses to October Surprise: a Sneak Peek

  1. Hey Brian,
    I love your art table. What is it about having everything out? It must be a creative thing. I really like your industrious insect. The only beatnik I ever knew was Maynard. Can’t wait to see the completion. My image for the charity will be done this week. I will be anxious to see what you came up with.

  2. Nice character!

    Names: The Colonel, The Kernel, Baron von Zeppelbug (seek out a picture of von Zeppelin if it’s not obvious), Captain Chesley Sullenbugger or Moltin’ Bolton, Ambassador to the U.N?

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