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Thursday, August 19, 2010

I'll Order You a Red Beanie and a Speedo...



Yes I'm still playing around with the brushes in Illustrator, but I finally upgraded to CS5 (side note to Brian A. if you haven't played with the "Width Tool" yet... it is freaking AWESOME!).

The story behind this one, I have been wanting to see The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou for some time now. My son, sharing my weird sense of humor was game and added it to his Netflix queue and so, a week or two ago we set down for a viewing. I liked it, probably not everyone's cup of tea, but I ended up watching it twice.

I decided to try and render myself as a member of Team Zissou and since I have acquired a few more readers I thought I would put it up as a welcome. My son thinks it could also pass as a stylized version of Steve Zissou (played by Bill Murray) as well. Who knows I may try to do an illustration of the whole crew in this style...

6 comments:

Dano said...

Sweet - I'm still on CS4, and am very curious about this "width tool" you speak of!

chunky B said...

Hey Dano, I totally skipped CS4 and came from CS3 so I couldn't tell you how new the width tool is, but it takes your line and adds width to it like you would get from inking, you can even select where and adjust it, I could go back into old drawings and tweak them if I wanted to get a more inked look!

Brian Ashmore said...

That sounds sweet! I'll have to check it out!

Jason said...

Awesome blog you have here Chunky!

chunky B said...

Brian it's more than sweet it is just plain amazing!

Jason, Thanks and I will be trying to catch up on your blog as well!

Mario! said...

Cool! Who wouldn't want to join Team Zissou?