Saturday, 27 August 2011


This guy started as a fairly standard digital drawing but I wanted his character to read better so I drew over the top and pushed and pulled and simplified until I'd taken out nearly all the detail and caricatured the silhouette (kind of a French comics or animated film style). I use it to show how much more character you can squeeze out of a little simplification and stylization of an initial more realistic concept.

Oh, and I really hate the hands. They were never quite right but I won't fix them because they remind me to work harder on my hands.


  1. Awesome update! The clean lined Kutter is great.

  2. Its great to see the breakdown of the first original illustration. GREAT

  3. Thanks guys :) A lot of my stuff is so quick to create I don't stop for breakdowns but I'll definitely do more from now on.