Friday, July 19, 2013

Toned Frog Turtle

The toned monsters have begun to appear in greater numbers. Kind of... You might remember the wily Airport Frog Turtle that I worked on while traveling to the Illustration Master Class. The Frog Turtle was the first of my monsters that I tried out taking to a more finished state on toned paper and here is how it turned out...

Frog Turtle
9 x 12 - Pencil on toned paper
Original - SOLD
© 2013 Christopher Burdett

When I compare the original and the toned version it is funny how much more finished the toned version feels to me. The original was a totally finished drawing for me at the time, not anything I would do differently or add/subtract. It is a finished drawing. Now I do the toned version... and my feelings change a bit. Not in a bad way, I am just getting a better feeling for my drawings and what I can do with them.

When I decided I was going to start up these toned drawings the Frog Turtle (or Frotle... or Turg?) was the first and clear choice. I really liked how it turned out and it just seemed 'right' for the first test run. I think I chose correctly! RAWR!

For those attending Gen Con you will have a chance to see the Frog Turtle in person and even buy him and take him home with you! Give the Frog Turtle a good home!

That is all for another exciting week on the blog, see you back here on Monday! Until then...

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