BLOBS #99 RESULTS

Welcome to Results Day! I hope you had fun creating characters this week. If you ever get stuck you can always turn your design into a....Blob! Add a nose, eyes, ears or hair, a silly expression, and you're done! Creating characters should always be fun. Here's an example...

                                                    Shape turns into a BLOB!

                                                    Shape turns into a BLOB!

The theme for my characters this week was...dancing! I LOVE to dance...and when I got stuck on my character designs I had to think of a fun activity to avoid frustration. I decided to picture my characters at a dance party where some of them liked to dance, and some did not. Who can YOU relate to? Here they are...

                           PEACOCK LOVES TO DANCE

                           PEACOCK LOVES TO DANCE

ELEPHANT WANTS TO DANCE BUT IS NOT SURE HOW

ELEPHANT WANTS TO DANCE BUT IS NOT SURE HOW

                      POODLE WILL NOT DANCE

                      POODLE WILL NOT DANCE

PENGUIN GETS HURT WHEN HE DANCES

PENGUIN GETS HURT WHEN HE DANCES

Since ELEPHANT and PEACOCK were the more succesful dancers I decided to pair them up. I needed to study peacocks a bit more first...

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This also gave me an opportunity to experiment with different brushes!

Next, I positioned my characters. ELEPHANT got flipped and I finished PEACOCK's stance. I didn't have his full body in my initial character sketches because the shapes were too close together.

Here they are with no shadows...

and once I started to think about backgrounds and dance parties, I wondered if a studio might be best? Maybe PEACOCK was a dance instructor? I liked the idea of playing with a Dance Steps posters in the background. Here's a super quick study...

                                                Colors were adjusted in PS

                                                Colors were adjusted in PS

Maybe there's a dance party in their future. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check in next week for a big giant #100 Celebration of Blobs! We have an extraordinary Guest Artist lined up! See you then.