January 22, 2006
50: Dragon Duck
The HOWieZine pages are cut and ready for shipping – so I used time this weekend to mebbe submit something for Illustration Friday, but drat the luck, their theme of the week is cats. Not that cats aren't fine in their own right, but I have a hunch the I-F listings this week are gonna be chock-full of cute widdle puddy-tats and Garfield knockoffs, and I can't get myself up for that. Nor was my midwinter shell of a brain ready to massage and work the theme to suit my tastes.
So instead, I sketched myself the biggest, baddest ... um, rubber duckie.
This came from a discussion last week about entering a team from Ducks Unlimited for Winnipeg's annual August dragon-boat races on the Red River. And natch, the first thing that pops into my head is this hombre. I did a loosey-goosey sketch first and worked the final illustration in Freehand (click here for a closer look).
Side note: This illo will also be on display over at Sugar Frosted Goodness!, an all-illustration, all-the-time team blog constructed by online compadre and blog-birthing machine Jeff Andrews. Have a moment to spare? Check it out; there's already some excellent work on display.
Created by Jeope at 22:26