Saturday, September 26, 2009


Another drawing based on a doodle in my sketchbook. For the background I wanted to play around with negative space and draw the moon without drawing it, if that makes any sense.

If Moonman was an animated character, it would be cool if he had a round shadow that constantly moved across his face, like the phases of the moon.

Drawn in Photoshop on the graphic tablet.

After looking at the finished Moonman drawing for a while, I noticed that it's mostly two colors, yellow and blue, and wondered if I should have drawn it with a more limited palette. So I used Photoshop to turn it into a duotone. It's interesting and I like it, but I think I like the full color version better. I like the blue atmospheric haze in the color version.

Here's the original sketch of Moonman. This is all there is; all the background stuff was added on the fly.

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