Monday, March 12, 2007

Toon Club: Imaginary Friend






















Over at Toon Club, the topic this past week was Imaginary Friend. I admit I didn't have an imaginary friend growing up, but always drew funny critters and characters that I though would make good friends if they took on a life of their own. Confronted with the topic I though what my Imaginary Friend would look like if I'd had one. After a few sketches Stillson emerged. He gets startled easily, one of his defining and endearing qualities.

Mr. Prickles was one of the "imaginary" sketches I drew prior to Stillson. I liked the head & mouth shape, and went another direction with the body-- and put clothes on him. Cheryl Spears (from my high school days) would be proud of me. She was always telling me to put clothes on my characters. Nobody tells me to do that anymore. What does that say about our society? Probably nothing... just posing the question.

7 comments:

S.T. Lewis said...

Hey, I like Mr. Prickles too. He doesn't look like he'd be a lot of fun to play with, but he's got a nice design. I'm with you on not having any imaginary friends. Man, we were losers... with all of our real friends.

GhettoFab said...

You flat out rock Ken!these just crack me up!

flipstudios said...

Ken,

This a great design. Simple and Fun. Great work.

Andrew

Andrew Glazebrook said...

I didn't have an imaginary friend either,but I used to draw and cut out lots of characters and make underground bases for them to play in. I like your bottom cactus looking thing with all those eyes !

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Very fun! Love the oversized pants.

Jim Pearson said...

He's great. Nice expression - nervous and slightly perplexed - and his pants are hilarious.

beaux said...

nice, I love the monstor cactus. It's like Monster's Inc + Gumby:) Fun stuff.