Veepees – Rendering of Childs Drawing

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Photoshop rendering of original child's drawing

Photoshop rendering of original child’s drawing

One of the first exercises I did in the development of VeePees as a character was to visualise a character using the lines of the child’s drawing unaltered.

This is the first time I used Adobe Photoshop in this way – using a tablet to shade in a realistic way. The hair was a nightmare but it was an interesting learning experience, starting with large simple shapes like this was helpful.

Original drawing

Original drawing

 

The first time I saw the drawing of VeePees I immediately thought of flying, the way his arms are spread, the back-draft behind his hair and the angle of the body looked like he was in an Iron Man style pause during light (to look at the camera).

When I thought about it that way, the arms easily resemble Astro-Boy style arm propulsion, producing clouds of smoke

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