Wednesday, January 24, 2007

IF: Superhero AJAX Attack


Ridiculously Clean Rob (a nickname I contrived myself...just now) is my hero because after all growing up he was the only one who EVER cleaned the bathroom. (Except for my lame attempts once a year or so.) Armed with the mighty powers of AJAX, a toothbrush, and elbow grease no grime was left unscrubbed. I am sorry Rob for all that pressure to clean. It must keep you up at nights. So here's to you brother....

DI: This is my very first try at vector art and so far I like it! It was interesting trying to make design decisions in Illustration. With traditional painting I just paint....don't think...and it generally works out one way or another but with the computer I am consciously putting my decisions in the forefront of my mind. I am hoping this helps my traditional work also. Overall I feel it was successful besides some little tidbits here and there. If you are thinking the perspective is wrong...it is....I exaggerrated it quite a bit to give the feeling of the shower coming in on him. Oh and the process would have been much smoother if I had only gotten my Wacom from ebay....sigh....still waiting. Oh well maybe I will just have to break down and buy a graphire from the bookstore.

13 comments:

Yogui said...

Is he in the justice clean of america?

Michelle Lana said...

This is cool!

get zapped said...

I think you did a great job, with your first vector attempt! He's adorable, even if he's miserable wearing that toothbrush t-shirt. Nice job!

Shaylind said...

He really looks overwhelmed and miserable. Poor kid.

ValGalArt said...

This is so wonderful in so many ways! I love it!

Dani said...

I like the overall color scheme of your image. It caught my eye right off. You really need to get that Wacom tablet though. I think it will help you gain some more control of your drawing. There are some places where it gets a bit messy, and your lines either run over the edge or stop short. There also needs to be more thick/thin variation. Also, I was a little confused by the blue shape on the floor behind him; I thought it was water at first, but then I saw that it was a shadow. Maybe make it a different color (purple?) and a bit lighter. I like how he looks shiny - like he's Bubble Boy or something.

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tinklemeyer said...

I love it. I feel claustrophobic just looking at it! Poor Rob, what a hero. I like how he looks really clean and shiny too.

David Theriault said...

Man... I pity this boy.
And quite frankly, if I were his parents I'd be a little concerned about his "orientation"... if you know what I mean.
Not that there anything wrong with that. :)
I do notice that his arms project no shadow... at least not one that connects with the rest of him. But hey, maybe that's one of his super powers.

jessi Hooker said...

Great concept! I can definately relate to the boy! I like how you made the walls warp - it gives the effect that he is in jail! I agree about the shadow comments too - good job with illustrator!

jessi Hooker said...

Great concept! I can definately relate to the boy! I like how you made the walls warp - it gives the effect that he is in jail! I agree about the shadow comments too - good job with illustrator!

afton said...

Oh my gosh! I cracked up when I saw this. Way to go, Rob! (And Ashley!) FUNNY.

Sheyna said...

So true! Rob was the best at cleaning the bathroom (Ash, did you EVER clean the bathroom?) I have to say, that shower looks MUCH cleaner than ours. Love the exaggerated perspective--it's perfect. Where's Rob's freckles?