BLOBS #74 RESULTS

Thanks for checking in on Results Day!  We are back from a spirit-filled Memorial Day weekend and hope you had a fun break with family and friends as well.  This week was a little slow.   With many end-of-the-year-school activities going on, on top of our puppy needing extra love from our time away, character creating was pushed out a bit.   We managed to squeeze them in the other morning and are ready to share!

Below you will find a BALLGOWN, SPEECH BUBBLE and SHOWER THING along with many, many more.  At the very bottom, I share some thoughts about the character I selected to color up.  It was a challenge though!  I ended up stopping for the night since the illustration was not working.  Do you ever feel that way about your drawings?  Keep reading to find out how it finally came together... 

LEFT (BUNNY), CENTER (BILBO SWIMMING - OUR GUINEA PIG), AMY's ON RIGHT (KANGA WANTS TO ROLL)

LEFT (BUNNY), CENTER (BILBO SWIMMING - OUR GUINEA PIG), AMY's ON RIGHT (KANGA WANTS TO ROLL)

LEFT (TURTLE), CENTER (UPSIDE DOWN BULL), AMY's ON RIGHT (WACKY HAIRDO AWARDS)

LEFT (TURTLE), CENTER (UPSIDE DOWN BULL), AMY's ON RIGHT (WACKY HAIRDO AWARDS)

LEFT (A MAN FROM FRANCE), CENTER (A SPEECH BUBBLE), AMY's ON RIGHT (SHOWER THING AT A CREATURE SPLASHPARK)

LEFT (A MAN FROM FRANCE), CENTER (A SPEECH BUBBLE), AMY's ON RIGHT (SHOWER THING AT A CREATURE SPLASHPARK)

LEFT (BALL GOWN), CENTER (WHALE SHARK), AMY's ON RIGHT (WACKY HAIRDO AWARDS)

LEFT (BALL GOWN), CENTER (WHALE SHARK), AMY's ON RIGHT (WACKY HAIRDO AWARDS)

On to coloring...the two characters that had the most story potential for me was SHOWER THING and KANGA WANTS TO ROLL.  I chose KANGA because I wanted to correct my initial sketch and get the kangaroo working better.

I pulled up pictures of kangaroos to study than did sketches of my reference to practice the anatomy + proportions...

I moved on to the illustration layout and liked the idea that KANGA wanted to go for a ROLL instead of a HOP one day.  The highest hill needed to be part of my scene!  The reader had to feel the same thrill my sweet kanga pair did.  I had my land set up but when it came down to adding color -  things were falling apart.  My mama kangaroo was not working.  I stopped for the night.  And went to bed.  

To get past my hangup the next morning, I started by isolating a kangaroo character.  It felt like I needed to get that working before adding details... I sketched one quickly than went back to my scene...

And...my reboot unstuck me.  Here is the final color sketch! 

My original shape definitely changed but my Blob did its job: to inspire. Thanks for stopping by!  Check back in on Monday for a new batch of shapes.