Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Turk Lurkington

Turk just came home and noticed that his roommate disturbed his carefully arranged display of hand-crocheted tea towels.

Hey, it's another vector drawing!

I'm starting to like working in vector more and more. I didn't much like it the first time I dabbled in it, mostly because it took so incredibly long to draw anything. But the more I use vector, the faster I get. I did this one in about 3 hours or so. A far cry from the days it took to do this one in 2009.

Turk was drawn in InDesign. I imported him into Photoshop where I added the painterly background, because that's something you just can't do very well in vector.

I had a vague idea at best as to what color scheme to use for Turk, so I did this color test to help me decide on the best one to use. As you can see, I ended up going with the Turk at the upper right.
Turk went through a lot of changes from his preliminary sketch. This is the first sketch I did of him a few weeks ago. As you can see, it had a lot of problems, but there was something about it that made me want to try and make it work.

This is my second try at Turk. This one had a lot more energy and visual interest, so I went with it.


  1. I love his hands! You always give your characters so much personality. Awesome work!

  2. very nice character!!:)..also i like a lot your sketches!!:)

  3. Thanks, guys!

    Dawn: Most people don't realize it, but a character's hands can be just as expressive as their face. Sometimes more!


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