Friday, October 19, 2007

Holiday Card Sketch

I was channel surfing and stumbled across "Blue Planet" on the Discovery Channel. This particular episode was all about the scary fish that live way down deep. I've always been intrigued by angler fish and this program featured several rarely seen specimens.

The next day I was strolling down the street (cup of coffee in hand), brainstorming for my holiday card. A chameleon on a red Christmas tree bulb?

Done that.

I thought about a glowing Christmas tree bulb. I remembered the phosphorescent lure of the deep sea angler fish. Where do ideas come from? Channel surfing and coffee.

Posted is a sketch colorized in Photoshop.


John B. Watson said...

Yey! You updated your blog! This sketch is really strong. Nice compostion, mood, and character design. Can't wait to see the final piece. Great job!!!

Kizz said...

LOVE this.

BW said...

Cool card Robert! However, I don't think I'd like to be invited to that X-mas party! Should look great when completed. Thanks for sharing.

Mrs. Chili said...


"Happy feeling's gone!"

John B. Watson said...
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John B. Watson said...

So, tell us a little about this sketch.