BLOBS #66 RESULTS

Happy New Year!  Hope everyone is recharged and ready to go! We have some extraordinary characters below plus some snips of design process.  Keep scrolling to meet Old Grandmother, Crocodile, Puddle Urchin and more.  Enjoy!

LEFT (OLD GRANDMOTHER), CENTER (DUDE), AMY's ON RIGHT (COFFEE FAIRY)

LEFT (OLD GRANDMOTHER), CENTER (DUDE), AMY's ON RIGHT (COFFEE FAIRY)

LEFT (CAT), CENTER (FISH), AMY's ON RIGHT (GRUMPY DRAGON WAITRESS)

LEFT (CAT), CENTER (FISH), AMY's ON RIGHT (GRUMPY DRAGON WAITRESS)

LEFT (WHALE), CENTER (YAWNING SNAIL), AMY's ON RIGHT (PUDDLE URCHIN)

LEFT (WHALE), CENTER (YAWNING SNAIL), AMY's ON RIGHT (PUDDLE URCHIN)

LEFT (CARTOON GIRL WITH LONG HAIR), CENTER (CROCODILE), AMY's ON RIGHT (SCORPION)

LEFT (CARTOON GIRL WITH LONG HAIR), CENTER (CROCODILE), AMY's ON RIGHT (SCORPION)

When it came time to color, I had a hard time picking between two characters.  One seemed just plain amusing, while the other was intriguing.  I was hung up on Coffee Fairy and Puddle Urchin.  A little about Puddle Urchin.  His name alone beckoned answers.  Was he a type of sea creature that formed when it rained?  I liked the idea of him growing out of a puddle and feeding off of raindrops so my first names looked like this...  

We just happened to read an article about Manatees the other morning and this shape reminded me of one!  I was playing with the words RAIN and PUDDLE and blended them with different animal endings but it didn't sound quite right.  It wasn't until I did a search for sea creature names, when URCHIN popped for me.  Even though my Puddle Urchin is not spiny, it still is lodged in water - just like a sea urchin lodges itself in sand, mud or holes.  

But, I wanted something funny to color.  And at this hour, Coffee Fairy suggested good facial expressions which would keep me up and engaged. 

Decision made.

Unlike other fairies, this one catered a little more to adults.  Here's my peppy, perky, ready to refill Coffee Fairy along with a wing design cleanup...

When I went about the wings I first wanted the trim to resemble coffee pot material, maybe fancy shiny chrome.  I used some butterfly reference to start my pattern, but didn't like the direction it was going.   I decided to keep with the coffee theme and play around with drippy patterns.  I love cream in my coffee so ran with that detail.  My design changed to a white, milky wing color with a drip-type pattern but once I added the cup,  there was too much white.  I played around with the lighting of my wings and finally got a shimmer I liked...which reminded me of a glow-y sunrise.  I changed her teeny center backwings to look a little like stirring spoons -  ready whenever a whirl was needed.  To top everything off, I gave her a beanish looking hat and some Starbucks-y green eyes.

And the final color sketch...

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you had fun with your own designs!