Monday, June 23, 2008

Cabin Scene from Thumbnail #2

A melancholy idiot watches the sunset.

Hey look what happens when I just erase all the clutter from the background. It becomes a much better drawing! I am slow to catch on. Is it too much open space?

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Cabin Scenes based on thumbnails

#1 Well the shapes aren't terribly interesting and the textures are pretty cliche, but at least there's more negative space around everything.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Cabin Scene Thumbnails

I did these cabin scenes trying to channel Gribbroek. I like Nos. 4, 6 and 7.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Robert Gribbroek BG Layout Trace Exercise

On his blog John K suggested tracing these layouts. Even in 3"x 4" thumbnails Gribbroek's designs read extraordinarily well. Simple and clear!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Two more versions. Per John's comments, more cartoony I hope. I'm trying to leave out everything except the church, the ground plane and a wave of trees in the background. How come that goddamn bench keeps popping up?

Trying for a clean composition with few basic shapes and lots of negative space.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Wednesday, June 04, 2008