Pinup Girls

I finished the four pinup girls I did for Kelly for her Bad Girls Chocolates company (and boy howdy she makes some gooooood chocolates).

Here’s one of them:

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I’ve added a couple to my DeviantArt gallery, which is now linked off to the right, along with some other changes. Have a look at the gallery and tell me which images I should provide as prints. There’s a $25 signup fee for DeviantArt prints accounts, but after that I can get 50% of the profit from any print I sell off the site. Which seems pretty good because right now I’m getting 0 and am too lazy to make any prints on my own. Plus DeviantArt has the setup to sell them online. So right now I’m just trying to suss out which images might sell. I wasn’t able to create Where the Great Old Ones Are mugs from CafePress because they “recently learned that your CafePress.com account contains material which may not be in compliance with our policies. Specifically, designing, manufacturing, marketing and/or selling products that may infringe the rights of a third party, including, copyrights.” I guess Sendak ripoffs don’t go over well.

Oh well, I’ve still got my other ideas, such as the giant squid light switch cover. The switch itself is the beak!

Seven Dollar Pens!

Today I brought some $7 pens today at lunch. They’re refillable, and have replaceable tips. So I’m told. They came in unusual sizes (normally you get .005, .05, or 1 and higher – these were .25 and .35). I also bought some other types. When I got back to work I tried them all out with some quick sketches. Here are the results.

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Tentatively Known as The Crumplets

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Here for your amusement and enjoyment (I hope) are some little characters that I’ve been working on in between phone calls at work. I want to do something with these guys…maybe an online comic. I don’t know yet. Right now I’m just trying to work out…I guess you could call them model sheets. I’ve got 8 jpegs up and you can already see the progression from the alpha (b&w) to the betas (colour).

http://www.thickets.net/toren/Crumpletsalpha1.jpg

http://www.thickets.net/toren/Crumpletsalpha2.jpg

http://www.thickets.net/toren/Crumpletsalpha3.jpg

http://www.thickets.net/toren/Crumpletsbeta1.jpg

http://www.thickets.net/toren/Crumpletsbeta2.jpg

http://www.thickets.net/toren/Crumpletsbeta3.jpg

http://www.thickets.net/toren/Crumpletsbeta4.jpg

http://www.thickets.net/toren/Crumpletsbeta5.jpg

Let me know what you think! I’ve given them names so that if one of them (or certain design elements of one of them) stands out you can point at him over the internet. Aspects that I’m still struggling with are the legs (placement and form – stick legs or “full”) and profiles, specifically body shape on the profile. I’ll do a gamma round some time next week, likely, and I’ll post them if there’s interest.