Friday 16 July 2010

Trilobite Boy character sketches

Here's something I started working on tonight using the digital painting program ArtRage. This is a screenshot of the program. Click to enlarge.

I've been planning on doing some paintings with the character on the left, now dubbed Trilobite Boy.  He's based off of the painting I did called Life as a Trilobite (below).

The girl on the right is wearing the anomalocarid dress.  I've never actually finished a painting of that dress:  I usually get frustrated or start working on other things. Here's some earlier versions, none of which were completed.  The circle on her chest would be filled with a leechy, knife-like circular teeth pattern: 

I just want to play with these characters, and have fun. I have a bunch of rough sketches in my Moleskine of Trilobite Boy in various scenarios, so expect to see more of him over the next little while.  (And for Daniel and Peter, one will be under a bright blue sky with bold colours!)

More to come!  I'm working on some more characters. She needs a pet.

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John McKay said...

Needs a villain. Maybe something to do with one of those giant Carboniferous millipedes.

traumador said...

she needs a pet doggie shaped on an opabina... noozie should be his name.

Glendon Mellow said...

If these keeps up, you lads and I will have to open a theme park.

And Archy, how do you know they aren't the villains? ;-)

Irradiatus said...

"And for Daniel and Peter, one will be under a bright blue sky with bold colours!"

Nice - I look forward to it ;)

Well this is awkward - All along I thought Trilobite Boy was Trilobite Girl. Looking at it now, I have no idea why I thought that. Funny how your description has completely changed my perception of that painting.

Glendon Mellow said...

Really? Female? It's always weird when you see one thing and it's meant to be another. I have that painting hanging in my living room, so I'm so used to reading it as "male".

Anonymous said...

This is simultaneously really cool and absolutely horrifying.

Glendon Mellow said...

Thanks! Wait til you see the new stuff that's in process.

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