Archive for ‘November, 2011’
I find myself drawn to artists that have a lot of energy in their sketches. Francisco Herrera is one of those artists. You can find a smattering of his work over at Herrera’s Blog In A Box but heads up, some images contain (cartoon) anatomy and nudity. Unfortunately blog updates are few and far between. A quick Google image search will give you lots of goodies.
Herrera’s work is very cartoony, and he always manages to communicate the weight of his characters. Stomping or smashing, prancing or dancing, or sometimes just clothing or skin draped over a skeleton.
As always, I need to draw more.
So Why Robots? Why a Beach? Believe it or not, this comic started its life as a simple sketch I created two years ago while I was bored and on a lunch break. I sketched out a little robot and for some reason thought that he might look cute with a surfboard and flower print swim trunks. Something about that little sketch felt fresh and interesting. I knew I was on to something special.