Friday, July 28, 2006

Toon Club: Swamp Critter





Tis the mighty & affectionate Boa Constrictor.

Wasn't sure if I should put in more time on this one, but in retrospect, I'm glad I did.

28 comments:

Mark Chandler said...

Looks good Ken. It looks a lot better with the shadows and reflections.

Alina Chau said...

Agree with Mark, love the shadow and reflections!

S.T. Lewis said...

The shading and highlights help a ton... it was a nice drawing to start with, but it looks great in the second version. Nice stuff, Ken. But he's lucky I don't have my shovel.

Kevin Keele said...

Very nice characterization! Cool drawing, Ken.

Ken Chandler said...

Thanks for your comments guys! Glad I took the time to make the revision. Shane, I forgot you're like the Terminator of all snake life. Hope he's cunning... er... smart enough to avoid your personal space.

Nora said...

Good stuff! both are really nice, so i choose not to choose one over the other :)

CR said...

Man what cool art work. I really like how you showed the two versions. Thanks for sharing

GhettoFab said...

oooo great colors and character Ken. The extra time poped it out nicely!

Tyler (characters N' sketches) said...

ya dito!! the coloring looks excellent!!

Scott Warren said...

Nice! I think either version holds up on it's own, but the rendering you did on the second one is impressive.

Hans said...

Hey Ken,

Thanks for stopping by:)
Great coloring on this one and the Space Pirate is awesome! Love the design and the coloring is top notch too.

Great job.

Hans

Andrew Glazebrook said...

N...i...c...e !!!

Anonymous said...

I'm not an artist. . .but I love the snake--my spouse has a boa he keeps in his science classroom. . .I don't care for snakes at all, but I liked the one you drew.

R--

Ken Chandler said...

Great to hear from you guys; thanks for coming around. It's always good to hear that my work doesn't suck as badly as I suspect it might. :)

Anne Onymous... cool name! The thought of owning any pet that can beat me in a wrestling match makes me think twice about bringing it into my house.

Stay cool everyone. August is upon us!

Jason said...

Your boa has such a friendly way about him. I think I'll curl up with him on the front porch for a nice Sunday afternoon naaaaaaaarrrrrggggghhhhhhMMMMPPPPHHHHHH!!!!!.........

Claudio Cerri said...

Beautiful Artworks!

byuillustrators said...

That's real cool! I like it.

Alikins said...

It looks awesome! Love the highlights ~ I love all reptiles, so, even better! ;)

Thanks for the comments on my bloggity blog too! You're the sweetest! ;)

Robin Hall said...

wow wow! Nice blog full of art! I really like your style.

I definitly think the highlights help, but I have to admit, cel shading also looks good

sketch-mark said...

Hey Ken, thanks for the comment! I like your illustration style. And your coloring definitely puts mine to shame, keep doing what you're doing, dude!

I enjoy the highlights as well.

Ken Chandler said...

Thanks for all your comments guys! It's great to hear from you. Seeing your icons reminds me I need to go back and see what you guys have been working on-- so much art, so little time.

MGBEERS said...

I just absolutely love your coloring.. great work!

Thank you for your recent comments on my blog - I've updated the last one too, so check it out when you have time! Keep up the great work!

katzdontbark said...

hey ken thanks for the comment...i'm a big fan of your blog...do you use illustrator?or photoshop?

Ben Reynolds said...

Wow man..that is a really really nice coloring job..good work! Thanks for the comment too.

Ken Chandler said...

Katz, Photoshop almost exclusively. And thanks again guys for stopping in. You're all too kind!

Kyle Marshall said...

glad you did put more into it, it looks really good

Heath said...

Very nice rendering Ken!

Ken Chandler said...

Thanks Kyle, Heath. Many thanks for your comments.