Continuing to try and make up for lost time - artistically, professionally, and here in the blogosphere (they might overlap…a bit/sometimes?) - as well as to encourage myself (in that I’ve done a fair amount that I’m still very proud of), I present to you - my dear, few readers - the above bit of work on a project I had the privilege of participating in for Mr. John Kricfalusi* some months ago.
I got to ink and color George, there (as well as his rascally nephews Slab & Ernie - and a strange, amorphous furball**), for a scant couple scenes in John’s upcoming ‘Cans Without Labels' short after having responded to a call for digital inkers via his personal blog.
Just for fun, I’ve decided to showcase each of the following stages from 3 sequential frames instead of all from the same one: The first image is John’s pencils, the second, my initial pass at the finished linework (not the best quality/resolution because I can’t locate the original/fully-rendered file for it right now, but you get the idea), and the third is the final with color (as specified by John).
Though I did technically very little for the film, I’m trying to remember that all great things are often made up of tiny yet integral parts by many different people, and I am SO grateful to have had the opportunity to work directly under one of my all-time most influential artistic idols, in any capacity.
*For those of you who may not know, ‘John K.’ (as he’s often more simply referred) is the creator of the now classic ‘Ren & Stimpy Show’, as well as a slew of other equally impressive - and innovative, particularly in the online realm - characters and cartoons.
**I’ll probably share some artwork from that scene in the future, too, but there’s plenty to see from both/the entire piece on John’s page - and elsewhere on the internet - if you’re interested ;)