Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Jetsons

I love this show. I did before working on this pair, but now I REALLY love this show. You'd think that meticulously scrutinizing cartoons would ruin them, but the Jetsons really holds up for me.

It's counter-intuitive, but line work is not nearly as important in a pair like this as color choice. Choosing the right color palette can make all the difference in creating a likeness of familiar characters like the Jetson family. Imagine George Jetson with yellow hair instead of brown. It's weird, creepy, and ruins the entire likeness. Luckily, I've got a lot of markers to choose from these days, so matching color is possible.

Monday, May 17, 2010


I did these ages ago, but I had to wait to put the pictures up because they were a surprise graduation gift. My friend just finished his degree in theoretical physics at Rochester University, which means that, despite his best efforts to explain, I have no idea what he studied.

Because so many of the scientists made their discoveries in centuries past, I wanted the art to have a classic feel, perhaps like a pen and ink newspaper illustration from the 19th century or an etching from the 18th.