BLOBS #111 RESULTS

Welcome to RESULTS DAY! If you did any character creating this week, share your designs using #theblobblog! I would love to see what you imagined!

And if you wondered where my Blobs came from...

...they were inspired by some holiday preparations! Last weekend we went tree shopping and I was on the lookout for interesting shapes. Here's what I found...

 We went to two different tree stands to find the right tree for our home. As we searched I found a STONE TILE, a wreath with a PINE CONE and some exciting PEA GRAVEL. After we came back, I noticed the bright sun casting all kinds of SHADOWS on our wall (can you tell what kind of windows we have?).

We went to two different tree stands to find the right tree for our home. As we searched I found a STONE TILE, a wreath with a PINE CONE and some exciting PEA GRAVEL. After we came back, I noticed the bright sun casting all kinds of SHADOWS on our wall (can you tell what kind of windows we have?).

Next, I converted shapes into Blobs...

...and after I created my Activity sheet, I did some sketching!

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Character creating usually happens late Thursday night for me. But today I was able to spend a few minutes doing initial character sketches earlier. I ended up using my eraser quite a bit - oh no! I was stuck after only a few seconds into creating characters! I started with the bumpy pine-cone inspired Blob first. I was going to turn it into a pet, but I couldn't quite figure out what kind of pet. Maybe an IT pet? I decided to keep trying and a reptilian creature started to appear...then an iguana popped from my page. From what I could remember, they had a flappy spine of some sort. 

After playing around more, I added some holiday spirit. What if someone was getting an Iguana for Christmas? That sounded fun to me so I did more digging and finished that character sketch. I moved onto my first shape and stuck with the holiday theme. Below are all of my transformations.

                         OWL'S STOCKING

                        OWL'S STOCKING

                     ZIGGY LOVES IGGY (her new pet iguana)

                    ZIGGY LOVES IGGY (her new pet iguana)

I wanted to add more of a scene, so I spent lots of time designing this...

There's not much here though! Most of my time was spent tweaking my character to make it look like she was giving her new pet a hug. I wanted IGGY's scales to look like they were pressing (gently) into her cheek and went through many, many, many versions. 

My last Blobs looked like they could work together. Yaay! Almost like they were having a conversation. And since I just posted my Holiday cards on FB earlier this week, I decided to create a new SWEET DEAR. But, who could he be talking too...  

                                                    SWEET DEAR and his neighbor BEAR

                                                   SWEET DEAR and his neighbor BEAR

Deer's bandana was inspired by a special someone who visited the beauty parlor today...

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our cute pooch (with half the amount of hair he woke up with)! Instead of doggy paw prints I used deer tracks on my deer's bandana. I love when real life inspires character details. It makes new characters more believable.

And that's it for characters this week! I hope you had fun coming up with designs and maybe even imagining a story. 

Thanks for stopping by and check back on Monday for a new batch of Blobs!