Archive for the Character Design Category

Caricature

Posted in Caricature, Character Design, Comps, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on December 28, 2015 by uncannymanfrog

Rough layout sketch…..super kiddo clouds

This is to be a Bar Mitzvah present for a boy, done for one of  my agent’s main clients.   Hope the kid likes it.

Superkid J blonde

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Illustration

Posted in Character Design, Illustration on May 5, 2013 by uncannymanfrog

Illustration

Crayon sketch on the butcher paper table cloth. Here is “Gleep”, my little space man that I often find myself sketching on the tables of finer restaurants about Tulsa.

Sorry ’bout the mess.

Character Design

Posted in Character Design, Illustration, Pin ups with tags , , , , , , , , on April 24, 2013 by uncannymanfrog

The “Manic Pixie”  character is being created for famous Tulsa Illustrator,  Rosemary Daugherty.  Rosemary owns  Manic Pixie Studios, located in Tulsa’s uber cool Pearl District.  Here are the comps and final pencils, produced with creative input from Rosey, herself!  Check out Rosemary’s creative illustrations at Rosemarydaugherty.com.

Manic Pixie pencils

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CHARACTER DESIGN: Kid Zingo

Posted in Character Design, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on January 7, 2012 by uncannymanfrog

Kid Zingo is a the cartoon spokesman for my newest venture:  Zingo Maps.   I’ll no doubt be posting about Zingo Maps in the future , but for now let’s concentrate on Kid Zingo.  I wanted a friendly, wholesome looking character to place on my web pages, possibly animated, and on promotional material for Zingo Maps.   I wanted him simply drawn.  Complicated characters are a pain to animate.   I suppose my influences for him were a bit of Bill Watterson’s Spaceman Spiff and  Dick Sprang’s Robin.   Two of the greatest cartoonists of all time, by the way.  Here is the first version.   What do you think?