vendredi 28 mai 2010

Chubby or muscular ? Choose your side.

But let me tell ya that on chubby side we definitely have cookies ! ^^

Those who know me well will probably recognize him... here comes the one and only Super Chubby ! So grab a burger and enjoy that blog, babes !

Super Chubby is an OC I created a few years ago. He's a strong super hero who fights the political correctness of diets. I started to draw him for two reasons : I was tired of all this harassment about diet, everywhere, on the radio, TV, internet, in the streets, etc... and I have to say three years later, after losing about 50 pounds, I'm still totally against diets. Second reason is simply that I obviously enjoyed to pieces doodling a fat guy in spandex, teheee ! ^^

When I drew him first, he was more cartoony, a kind of chibi. Now I'm not going to take care of him full time again, I have other OCs that need attention, but I wanted to spend some good times with him anyways. So I made a sexier version, more adult. It was funny to give him such an heroic pose. He could have been flying or so, but I wanted to show him stable and determined to change the world. Plus, it was important to show the... best parts. ^^
For the background I gotta confess I was totally inspired by Masakazu Katsura. He loves Batman but I love even more the dark adaptations he made with his own "Gotham" cities, for example in the mangas Zetman and Shadow Lady. It's darker, creepier and more twisted too ! XD So I was inspired by his weird architecture, let's face it.

Coloring that kind of illustrations is like artistic masturbation. ^^" Not my fault if his belly is so round, and if some bulges are so... shiny. These are the original colors I picked for Super Chubby in my first sketches, three or four years ago. The thing is : I didn't really choose, I just colored him with the colors left in my markers. I simply used the markers that had some ink left, and it happened to be a good match so I decided to keep it like that.

Now for something completely different !

I never post color works on this blog well... because I never know what to say about 'em. ^^" But this time it was quite a challenge, and I have to say I like the result -I honestly didn't think I could make it really right- so I post a little WIP.

Here's the story, Patrick Fillion nicely offered Dinosaurprince a sketch of one of his favorite characters ever : Rikuo. Dino thought it was sad to let it unfinished (well it's a short summary, for the whole story go to Dino's blog ! ^^) and asked me to color it.

I'd like to say that with such an awesome base it was too easy to do... but I'm not used to color sketches at all so I had to adapt a little bit. Who said challenge ? Me loves challenges ! Usually, I put the line art on a different layer, only the black parts, so I can color them later and have colored lines. (See Super Chubby for example !) This time it was not possible. So I kept the paper's texture to darken a bit the picture, and turned the drawing's layer to the multiply mode.

The good thing was that Patrick draws very well defined muscles, it's very simple to put light and shadows on it. Relief appears by itself. Oh and as I say everytime I color Rikuo, or an alien character, I love to work on green skins ! Not that I'm racist towards humans at all ! ^^ I just love the contrast on these colors.

1 commentaire:

  1. Pour la colo de Super Chubby, je l'avais manqué >< Ce qui ne m'étonne pas vu à quel point je suis à l'ouest en ce moment... Toutes mes excuses, donc ^^'
    Cette version plus adulte (comme je l'avais remarqué dès le croquis) est très très intéressante, et beaucoup plus sexy que la précédente. Je comprends bien que tu n'as pas le temps de t'occuper complètement de lui à nouveau, mais ça faisait du bien de le revoir plus sexy et beau que jamais.
    Quand à la colo... je suis restée complètement sur le cul. Elle est magnifique. Les contrastes, le fond... mais surtout... comment tu as fait pour rendre la texture du vêtement aussi bien o_O C'est impressionnant !