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Monday, February 28, 2011

THE EVOLUTION OF A DRAWING

Ahem, ahem, in case you didn't know, in addition to my comics (ahem) I support (???)  myself (hint) by doing commissioned artwork for people (among other sundry jobs).  I thought it might be interesting to show the evolution of a drawing I made recently.


King-Cat reader Marguerite Insolia (she's an actress--  hire her!) asked me to do a portrait of her and her cat Mija, based on the photograph above.

Here's my first rendering:


Turns out she was looking for something more in my "King-Cat"-y drawing style, so I sent her the sketch below, which she approved, asking just that the cat be colored black.


And here's the final drawing:


For what it's worth.

10 comments:

  1. That's a nice final render.

    What type of paper do you do your commissions on?

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  2. fantastic end result, great to watch the evolution, thanks for sharing John, JasonG

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  3. A.P.: Thanks! I usually use Bristol board, depending on the commission. Sometimes illustration board.

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  4. very awesome piece right there.

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  5. It's amazing how the minimalistic "king catty" version contains so much more feeling and depth... Love it. <3!

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  6. It's beautiful drawing and everyone who sees it loves it! Thanks so much John!

    - Marguerite

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  7. yes beautiful indeed, so simple and yet so full of feelings
    ~love it~

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  8. Yes, it's lovely. I don't know if the customer is really always right, but this time she was!

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  9. I love the final illustration... I need to do commissions too.

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