While I was drawing today, I did something interesting. One of my employers' favorite subjects is these guys:
Unfortunately this presents a problem. Unlike Ali and Ali's sister, there's not just two of them. There's three of them. This makes a request for "Quack Pack" kind of difficult to draw in an expedited manner.
Often, I end up covering parts of them or putting them in similar poses with slight differences, like so (from today):
So, throwing off all my instincts to try and add personality, I created this little doo-hickey:
|Fig. 1: a doo-hickey|
Then I copied it three times and worked on one at a time, adding colors, expressions and hats. First was Huey, who I tried to make...red. And smarmy. Because that's how he rolls. Also, I colored him first because he's the leader, and gave him the best hat, because that's what he do.
|Fig. 2: smarm|
|Fig. 3: thinky-boy|
At any rate, I did that.
Finally, it was time for Louie. The hat was again the starting point. Because when nothing else changes, what does change really defines the character. I chose a badguy hat for some reason. I guess the other roles were taken. Or something.
I thought for a second about making him an accountant/desk-jockey with a green visor and those sleeve-band...things...because that would have fit the "green" thing. However, since he's the muscle I didn't end up doing that because the muscle is never a desk-jockey! Those dang pencil-pushers!
|Fig. 4: so villainous|
Or rather, here you have it:
|Fig. 5: Final Product!|