Howdy - 7 new "SHAPES: The New Brethren"! For the first time ever, MB is taking you inside the shrouded and mystical SHAPE-making process. Below shows you the before, the original shape that Steve drew, and the after, my interpretation of said shape. Using these strange forms as a starting point, it takes me out of my usual drawings patterns and tendencies, making for some really surprising results. I finished these this week and sent them off to Steve who promptly gave them very insightful names, tapping into the essence of these creature-folk with surgical precision. It's uncanny! I mean, c'mon. Ramburger is the perfect name for the guy. All of them are about 5x7'' and done on wc paper with watercolor, ink and pencils. Click 'em to see them big.
Dar and I are going to start writing stories about these characters at some point soon. For now though, we'll be just creating SHAPES for a while and will package them in a book due out this spring.
This last one one wasn't a shape. I kinda just doodled it on my own. It was actually a wedding gift for my little sister. Congratulations to Katie and Mike! Both wonderful people who i couldn't be happier for. Great wedding, replete with "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" dance off. Sallese gave it an awesome name though, as per usual. 8x10''