Thursday, November 23, 2006

More Thumbs






These are design studies for the businessman's planet in The Little Prince. I thought I'd go for a more interesting shape than a mere sphere and I drew inspiration from asteroids.
The thumbs are done in a graphite technique taught to me by my mentor, Patrick Hanenberger where you lay down graphite powder in a wash and erase out to find shapes. The last image is just of some rough thumbnail studies done with warm copic gray markers in 3 values.

6 comments:

craig said...

sweet. Really dig the top one.I couldn't click the bottom one, but it looks like there's some nice goodies there too

mackaydesign said...

Thanks, Craig! I fixed the bottom image link. Should be good now.

Alina Chau said...

THese are beautiful!! HOw big are these drawings?

mackaydesign said...

Thanks all! Alina - roughly the size you see them is the size I made them.

Armand Serrano said...

These are amazing thumbnails. Finding the shapes from a graphite wash allows you to train your eye for good lighting techniques as well. Good job.

martin wittig said...

so NICE!! Beautifully done:)