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THErealFROGMAN roars!

6 Jul

theREALfrogman roars!

I know, I know, lame drawing. I didn’t have the energy, nor the inspiration to draw anything better.

If you want a colored version, click on the image to go to my Flickr page, click the “All Sizes” button, pick the largest (Original) version, download it as a file to your computer, and color it yourself, either with an image editor, or print on paper and color with traditional media (e.g. crayons).

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Take three on THErealFROGMAN

6 Jul

This take on THErealFROGMAN is very loosely based on the animation that was used for the music clip for Roger Glover’s 1974 song “Love Is All”. The animation was inspired by illustrations in the picture book The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast, written by William Plomer and illustrated by Alan Aldridge. The illustrations by Aldridge have a more psychedelic look and feel.

Take three on theREALfrogman

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THErealFROGMAN from another angle

6 Jul

I wanted to learn how to draw a character from another angle, so I used the cartoon of THErealFROGMAN I did yesterday. The initial sketch was done in red pencil, then blue pencil and finally black pencil. The lot was scanned and digitally separated, cleaned, and colored.

theREALfrogman, take 2 (rough sketch)

For some reason, the final version misses something of the immediacy of the rough sketch. I’ve heard that often enough, even from professional cartoonists, comics artists and animators. I guess that simply means the rough sketch leaves more room for the viewer to imagine, so it has more appeal.

theREALfrogman, take 2

On the other hand, this only seems to apply on artists, who know much hard work it takes to create something from nothing. Most people prefer the final version, that doesn’t have the unfinished look and feel and is easier to “read” (recognize). Most people don’t care about art, but look for appeal, what speaks to them, not how the product was made. Artists care about process, about the journey, not the destination.

Ah well, you can’t please everyone at the same time, it seems.

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