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:
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.