BLOBS #105 RESULTS

Welcome to RESULT'S DAY! How did your characters come out?

When I created my Blobs Activity sheet Monday, I needed a new direction. To avoid Same-Shape Syndrome, I decided to use events from the weekend as inspiration. My son's music school had their Spring concert on Sunday and instruments were still floating around in my mind (along with super awesome performances from all!). The form most interesting to me was...the guitar! After studying it a bit more, zooming in on my favorite parts and playing with silhouettes, I had Batch #105. Can you tell which part of the guitar Blob 1 came from?

Here's a look at my sheet before and after characters...

Who knew an instrument could inspire an entire collection!

Before I started the design process I needed a theme. Can you spot what it is from above?

It is...LOVE. All of my characters are celebrating...MOMS! With Mother's Day this weekend I created characters built around loving, cozy, sweet caring mama creatures. It definitely helped me sort out the solution for Blob 4! That was a tough one.

Let's take a closer look at how these characters developed...

                      MAMA STEGOSAURUS SINGS TO BABY

                     MAMA STEGOSAURUS SINGS TO BABY

  GORILLA DAD GIVING A BOUQUET OF BAMBOO TO MAMA

 GORILLA DAD GIVING A BOUQUET OF BAMBOO TO MAMA

                     MAMA SKUNK GETTING READY FOR A MOTHER'S DAY HUG

                    MAMA SKUNK GETTING READY FOR A MOTHER'S DAY HUG

                            Mama Walrus never takes a break, not even on MOTHER'S DAY! Here, she is a SLIDE for her pup.

                           Mama Walrus never takes a break, not even on MOTHER'S DAY! Here, she is a SLIDE for her pup.

And that's it! Did you feel the love?

Next week we have something very special planned so be sure to stop back in. We'll leave you with a couple hints...it has to do with one enormous experiment and a fantastic prize. And fun too!

Thanks for visiting and Happy Mother's Day to all the fabulous mamas out there!

BLOBS #104 RESULTS

Welcome to RESULTS DAY! This week I decided to experiment and color all of my characters up! Below you will find...LAZY ALLIGATOR, WILL RHINO DIVE?, CAMEL and a very JOYFUL PRESCHOOLER. What did you come up with? 

First, a look at the before and after collection...

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Now, let's zoom in...

                                                                                LAZY ALLIGATOR

                                                                               LAZY ALLIGATOR

SHAPE 2 was inspired by an activity my daughter will be participating in soon and has been on my mind...

                                         WILL RHINO DIVE?

                                        WILL RHINO DIVE?

SHAPE 3 was super sketchy to begin with. I liked the original shape but could not get my CAMEL to work. I ended up straying from it to get proportions right...

                                             CAMEL and COMPANION

                                            CAMEL and COMPANION

                                               JOYFUL PRESCHOOLER  Looks like she just heard some news. What do YOU think this little girl is so happy about?

                                              JOYFUL PRESCHOOLER

Looks like she just heard some news. What do YOU think this little girl is so happy about?

Thanks for stopping by!

BLOBS #103 RESULTS

Happy Friday! 

Today's results are a little different...

After an unexpected computer system shutdown yesterday, I had to change gears. 

Last night my sweet 5 year old computer was  cleaned out and today I am in the re-installation phase of all programs. Trying to catch up.

With that, the loose character designs below were inspired by Earth Day tomorrow. What inspired your designs?

Here goes! My main character is really Earth - in different forms. If we can picture our relationship with the planet like the ones we have with family, pets, best friends and our cozy homes...maybe we will feel more connected to it (and treat it differently).

Super rough sketches of Earth as Home...Keep it Clean!

      

     

Earth as pet...Play with it!

                       

                      

and a quick sketchbook sketch of a dog playing with a boy hiding under a pile of leaves. A ball is resting on top of his head...

Earth as best friend...Listen to it.

                         

                        

Earth as family...love it...

                        

                       

This is pretty far from the original shape, but what the Blob did inspire was a grouping of some sort. Here is the next sketch of a family on a picnic. Earth is the parent along with mama moon at its side and kids are hovering. Maybe one is handing Earth a sun hat? And could that be sun as a neighboring picnic-er? The next phase would be tightening these characters up!  

Back to nursing my computer to a full recovery and...thanks for stopping by.

BLOBS #102 RESULTS

Welcome!

This week's Blobs were inspired by our recent trip to New York City. We saw so much! Maybe you've been to the same places too?

One of our first stops was the beautiful New York Public Library. In the children's section we found the original Winnie-the-Pooh stuffed animals. Below is Piglet! I took his main body and modified a couple sections to break things up.

Since this weekend is Easter, each of my character designs involved...a bunny. Here is what I came up with for my first blob...

                        Meet EASTER BUNNY ROBOT

                       Meet EASTER BUNNY ROBOT

One of our last stops was the American Museum of Natural History. We spent the day inside because it was pouring outside! Before visiting, we learned some of the exhibits inspired the characters in the movie Night at the Museum. You can even go on a special tour to see them all! We found Tyrannosaurus Rex (below) who went by "Rexy" in the movie. There were many shapes in this guy and I had fun picking one out...

Here is my character...

 Easter Bunny overslept on Easter morning - oh no!

Easter Bunny overslept on Easter morning - oh no!

The next shape came from the Staten Island Ferry. We rode this on the sunniest day - yay! When I searched for a shape I zoomed in on the letters. I picked the "y" because it looked the happiest. After creating an outline, I decided to section it off a bit more and ended up with this... 

My character was near EASTER BUNNY ROBOT so I decided to have him react to the situation...

 Bunny running away from EASTER BUNNY ROBOT. Maybe he will search for the real Easter Bunny?

Bunny running away from EASTER BUNNY ROBOT. Maybe he will search for the real Easter Bunny?

My last shape was inspired by a show we loved watching last fall: Project Runway Junior. Have you seen it? We could not leave New York without visiting Mood Fabrics and meeting Swatch! Guess who greeted us when we got there? He was parked at the door and ready for a quick pic. I loved the silhouette of his ears and decided this one would be my final Blob...

My bunny character used this shape as a mode of transportation...

 Easter Bunny is getting some help from an Egg dispensing  Segway .

Easter Bunny is getting some help from an Egg dispensing Segway.

I colored up my first shape, EASTER BUNNY ROBOT. Then added a couple uncertain, but maybe a little curious characters...

Will they fill their basket? You decide!

Thanks for stopping by. Happy Easter!

BLOBS #101 RESULTS

Welcome to Results Day! How did your characters come out this week? Find WISHFUL GUINEA PIG, a questioning KING plus more below...

                                        CHICK DISAPPROVES...then marches off.

                                       CHICK DISAPPROVES...then marches off.

                                            WISHFUL GUINEA PIG

                                           WISHFUL GUINEA PIG

                                         HIGH FIVING WHALES

                                        HIGH FIVING WHALES

                                    KING GIVING ORDERS

                                   KING GIVING ORDERS

I decided to go back and play with my linework for some of my designs...

...then I colored up my CHICK DISAPPROVES because it is always fun illustrating characters with big personalities!

Thanks for stopping by!