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SpongeMonkey: Dad & Sis

Two more character sketches for my SpongeMonkey story. Sid's Dad and sister, Imogen.

As I continue to write the story, I notice it's changed it's focus a couple times as I honed in on what's it's really about, keeping that clear now in my sights. Knowing the themes, plot and story points informs the character sketches, and vice versa. Imogen had a different name earlier, and certain traits I wanted in the sketch were at odds slightly with how I was writing her. This sketch has altered her character and will change a scene or two, some lines that don't fit anymore.

In just the last week or two: the story has taken more solid shape; I've settled on the look, process and format; and the characters are becoming more whole and complex, both visually and in terms of personality.

What fun!

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SpongeMonkey Character Studies

I'm working on this story, see? Doing sketches of the characters in various states. Trying a different, rougher look than my last book. Here are a couple of  the SpongeMonkey in early stages of his development...



And every monkey has his boy...


The story's really coming together now. I figured out the climax last night, I think. This is gonna be fun!

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Brainy Monkey


For my next story, SpongeMonkey - a study of a Monkey in his Study.

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Wizard Monkey

Well, this one sure was fun! My client, Matt McCabe asked me to do up for his site my spin on a cross between Dr. Strange and the monkey from Family Guy and this is what I came up with. The image above shows the stages of work, from rough pencil, to ink, and color - all digital. For context, here's how Matt used the image at his SemiTechnical site. Look over rest of his stuff, too and perhaps avail yourself of his services - he's a good guy!

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Nuther Monkey

Another monkey sketch, done same as the last, but I added some graininess, used a pastel brush for the highlighted areas, then roughed up the image edges a bit.

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Monkey See, Monkey Sketch

While drawing my "Blog No Evil" illo last week, I dug up some monkey reference and got the bug to draw more. I drew this quickly in my sketchbook with a marker for the outline, adding blacks with a brush. I scanned it in and threw a mid-tone color over it, then with a Photoshop chalk brush in a lighter highlight tone, it was easy to achieve the nice effect usually gotten drawing on pastel paper, which I've always liked.  It might be fun to draw a comic in this style. Hmm.