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06 June 2003, 06:16 AM
"Morning Paper"
This image is the most recent post:

This is something I'm doing just for fun and decided to share.
I'm thinking about placing him in a kitchen setting with his coffee cup and donuts.

I'll show the progress as I work in Photoshop at different stages.

I started out with a pencil sketch I scanned in.
Then created a new layer set to multiply in photoshop to trace the sketch to create the line drawing. (took about 15min.)

2nd image I've started to block in the colors on the background layer.(20-30min.)

More to come as I work on it.
Open to C&C

06 June 2003, 05:24 PM
ha, this is funny :applause:

one thing tho: his right breast(?) looks kinda weird.. I think the
perspective is a bit off there.
i really wanna see him in the kitchen, keep on posting :)

cya henrik

06 June 2003, 05:27 PM
oh man, this guy is such a lazy@ss stereotype! he doesn't even hold the newpaper, he puts it under the arm, so he can keep his hand in the pocked!

very cool. also like the colors. looks like the 60/70's I'd like to see his woodframe television!

keep showing please!

Kazuya Mochu

07 July 2003, 04:29 AM
kaktuswasser: one thing tho: his right breast(?) looks kinda weird.. I think theperspective is a bit off there.

Good eye. I made those corrections. Thanks.

Kazuya Mochu: I'm glad you get a kick out him.:D

Here is an update.

07 July 2003, 09:19 AM
yay, looks better now :beer:
found another thin tho ;)
his right shoulder is much higher then his left one

07 July 2003, 02:10 PM
man, this is very cool

kind of reminds me of thoes Ren&Stinpy closeups. you know? like.. disgusting close ups to the ears, or eyes...

I think you should just add a bit of hair in his belly.


07 July 2003, 04:02 AM
kaktuswasser: His shoulders are a little off. I was trying to give
him a look of a little relaxed and slouched to one side.
But you are right it could use some tweaking to fine tune it.

I've started developing the environment.
Once it is all fleshed out I need to start creating details
that will give the setting more character.

07 July 2003, 09:13 AM
very cool environment.. Those shadows are great! :)

07 July 2003, 11:26 AM
Nice environment, though I think the chair looks a little out of place. Maybe one of those wicker ones with padded base? Would go with the table more...

07 July 2003, 07:06 AM
Here is a small update.

07 July 2003, 01:47 PM

great job on the environmet!
clap clap clap

Kazuya Mochu

07 July 2003, 03:49 PM
bang ... that just has so much power, the nose, the hairy chest, the hair on his head and the wide open dressinggown. WAAAAHHH just great.

The environement flashes me a 100% to, you may wanna work on that DOF and maybe hang a small picture onto the wall.
You could also make an outdoor environement to, but hey, you can alot when the day is long ;)

Really man, I love it, donīt see many images like that around here to often.

KEEP IT UP :thumbsup:

07 July 2003, 01:55 PM
Looks great!

You definately have a style of your own!

My only suggestion is to define the window a little.

07 July 2003, 06:14 PM
Thanks, Kazuya Mochu, Prs-Phil, DogmaD.

I still need to clean it up , define the window a little bit, and
finish placing the items in the scene. I'm getting there.
Just working on it in between projects.
Hopefully I'll have an update soon.

William b. Hand
07 July 2003, 07:10 PM
Great character and welcoming environment! The lighting is really nice. Love what you did to the floor. I half expect to see a cat rubbing up against his leg! Does he have a cat?
The only thing that bugs me a little is his hair. I think the fact that it's outlined in the same fashion as his nose or neck is heavy-handed... I think a compromise between what it is now and what the chest hair looks like might improve it.
I agree with Prs-Phil... this is a refreshing change of pace.

07 July 2003, 08:13 AM
Well I think I'm all done.
I added a few more details and cleaned some areas up.
Any final critiques would be appreciated.


09 September 2003, 09:22 PM
Great character and really nice colour and lighting to it.
I think those donuts are a perfect breakfast for this guy! :)
I was about to say that you coud add some curtains or something to fill it out, but I guess he would never bother to put any up at all. Maybe his mother would have fixed it for him... :)

William b. Hand
09 September 2003, 12:07 AM
Looks great!

I love the addition of the 1973 calendar... Is it 1973, or did he never take it down, or does he just love the fish picture? It doesn't matter, it's the question that involves us!:)

It looks like you toned the line of the hair down a bit... I think it looks better.

Sorry I didn't see you'd finished this way back when. :applause:

09 September 2003, 03:14 PM
so, so fine!

first was best!

09 September 2003, 03:50 PM
very good!
very fresh and new subject here on cg, like it better than all mecha stuff, beautifull colour scheme, woul you in final stages lose all outlines i think it would look very nice done in a painterly way without comic book outlines?:beer:

09 September 2003, 04:20 PM
This is a really nice humorous piece.

I know I'm getting into this pretty late to comment, but there's a glitch here just like I make too often. The perspective seems off on the stove's control panel. It looks to me as though the back end falls into the counter-top a bit.

09 September 2003, 03:55 AM
Thanks for the feedback everyone.:beer:

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