Tuesday, July 18, 2006

BIGFOOT sketches

These are a few designs for the Bigfoot character in the 8 page comic I'm working on for the PARABLE anthology I mentioned in my last post. The story is called "Mamaw and Bigfoot" and it's a short story told in rhyme about a little Southern boy that walks to his Mamaw's house to see her and an unexpected visitor knocks at the door. The title kinda tells you who it is, but there's a nice point to the story about how the Grandma excepts this strange visitor that the boy just sees as scary and different. So, above are some designs for Bigfoot that I did with the last one having a strong influence by Rob. The Mamaw design and boy design are Rob's in kinda a simple "children's book" style. I really liked that, so that's what I was trying for in the Bigfoots I did. I ended up grabbing elements from some of the rough ones (noses, feet, hunch backs) and coming up with a goofy looking version that I thought was close enough to jump onto the final boards with. That's all for now, I'll show a couple pages in development soon.


Randy said...

I'm getting red x's. I'm using IE 6, if it makes a difference.

Can't wait to see the drawings, though, I'm sure they're excellent.


Dustin A. Foust said...

The bigfoots look awesome. I really like the sketch with the little kid. I also want to thank you for the book "Creating Characters with Personality". I just got it yesterday and I'm hooked. I can't wait to start working on the assignments. I already have ideas for Dillon running through my head. Ill probably post them on my blog. Maybe you can check out my blog sometime. Thanks Again.


Randy said...

Blogger's working again, so I'll comment. The drawings look great, Tom. Can't wait to read the story.

This looks really fun.

Kirk said...

Cool! Really like the design to Big Foot! The style for the kid really works well with the Big Foot look. Can’t wait to see how this works out in the story.

Lou Mareno said...

Hey Tom...just wanted you to know your book came today...hell of a job on the book man...cant put it down.....Done with Class and all around fun read too....thx Lou

Anonymous said...

I got your book too. I think it is mousy and feels like suade. Could be a Keanian influence of yours- I don't know. Oh yeah, quite copying your brother with this Bigfoot thing!

Tom Bancroft said...

Thanks all. Dusitn and Lou, thanks for buying the book. I'm glad you are enjoying it. I'll post more stuff from this soon.

Tony, you're a looser.

Alina Chau said...

coool character drawings! The big monster is cool!

sushipajamas said...

i got to buy your book too, but my parents said it came to my home address back in virginia instead of down here in savannah. so they said they would send it after got back from siggraph. *sigh*

now if only they would just send it to my cousin's house, then i'd get it whiiile i was at siggraph.

oh well. but i'm pretty sure i'll enjoy it, if that helps. ^^)

Anonymous said...

looser? what is that?

passiongreek said...

maybe he meant lo-o-o-o-ser!