The green bastard took the last box of Hi-C Ecto Cooler. Where’s my damn Proton Pack, cuz he about to get it…
So yesterday, I was on FIYAA. Not sure if it’s something in the air, but my artist muse has been kicking it into high gear lately, and I’ve been inspired and eager to create. Not only did I work on two different designs for skateboards before work yesterday, I busted this slimey dude out before I left work for the night. I’ve purposely been leaving my Posca paint markers at work, and taking a couple pieces of canvas print to work with me in an effort to remind myself that even though I don’t have my tablet and Photoshop or Illustrator with me, THAT DOESN’T MEAN I SHOULDN’T BE DRAWING. Last I checked, art was a thing long before it was digitized, so I have no excuse. I need to be drawing every chance I get. Plus, it’s nice to know that I can still use traditional methods to create cool illustrations, like our bloated green ghost here.
Always been a fan of Ghostbusters, and especially of Slimer, so I’m excited about how this one came out. In the past, I’ve made the mistake of using paint markers and putting down the line work before the colors, which of course got me into a world of trouble later on. This time, I drew the design in pencil first, then laid down my flat colors (Aaaand now I gotta replace my light green marker..) then the shadows, highlights, and THEN the line work. Much better results. Canvas print is fun to draw on, but I think I prefer a good piece of marker paper. The nibs tend to drag on the textured canvas and flick paint where I don’t want it sometimes. The pens with the fatter nibs don’t have this problem, but these fine liners require a bit less speed because of that paint flicking.
If you like this one, do me a solid and share it with some other Ghostbusters fanboys. And stay tuned for those skateboard designs, they’re gonna be pretty sick.