My friend Will Terry told me about the Dueling Banjo Pigs blog, where artists can submit their version of a pig or pigs usually playing a banjo. I’ve been wanting to submit one of my own. I started with this sketch:
My Once the vectoring work was done, I had my nephew show me how to animate it with Flash.
Using Adobe Illustrator I vectored the sketch:
And then my nephew Quinten showed me how to do the animation in Flash:
The original design was approved by the client, but we ran into a few obstacles when it came to actually using the logo. They wanted to put the logo on golf merchandise, and some of the women in the organization wondered if there shouldn’t be a version of the logo that had a woman. There was also the fact that the hills started looking a little “cheeky” to me. Bummer.
We ended up exploring a different direction which they liked a lot. It is non-gender-specific, and doesn’t have the problematic hills:
It’s been a long time since I did a portrait in this medium. A friend of mine commissioned it, so I had to sweep away some dust and cobwebs in my mind and remember how I did the first ones. I used a colored matboard, and four prismacolors for the rendering.
This is for a t-shirt design. Apparently, the sheep is supposed to look stoned. I was given the reference photograph of a mask, and after doing a bit of sketching, I ended up with the simpler vector version at the bottom.