Monday, October 20, 2014

Baby Thumbs

Here are some thumbnails redlined on 1.5 x 2 inch post-it notes. I go over them with a Bic ballpoint pen (and sometimes a sharpie) and then finish them off with a quick splash of black watercolor using my Pentel waterbrush. These crude little thumbnails really take care of the “heavy lifting” in the creative process. I am amazed at how close the finished cartoons resemble these baby thumbs. You might recognize three of these panels as they have already been posted as completed pieces (far left/ Torches and Cocktail Forks; upper right/ The Easter Bunion; lower right/ The Shallow End of the Jean Pool).