Saturday 12 April 2014

Crazy Train

I started this drawing a few months ago and finally finished it last night.  I like the Chinese dragon look of the front grill/maw and mushroom car is kind of amusing.  I don't know why it's there except it was part of my initial imagining.  I also like how the cars are not all attached head to tail, but how some branch off the side of others. I was going to draw a track or some sort of environment but that didn't seem so important and might pose too many questions (how do the branched-off cars stay on track? how wide is the train's path? etc). It's fun to see the little people on board and amusing to wonder where they're going and why, as well as what might be happening en route.  

Wednesday 9 April 2014

Dune Pigs

Do you ever find yourself drawing something and not really knowing what it's about?  For me it started with the middle character.  His piggy look made me think of the movie Dune (obvious connection, right!?), which led to draw the pig on the right perhaps choosing toppings for his submarine sandwhich, and that led to the Baron pig in his flying chair.  How about an animated version of Frank Herbert book featuring pig-like bad guys in those super cool leather get-ups like they had in the movie?    

Now that I look at it, perhaps they just nabbed the middle pig (he could be in hand-cuffs), and they all decided to stop in at the local Subway for a bite, before feeding him to the worms and presto, story created.