Okay, as a post that will be only interesting to me, here’s the evolution of the Angry Chicken, from initial sketch to the image I finished today.
Basically this was just a little doodle I drew with several other, more accomplished pictures. It’s nothing fancy; you can’t even tell it’s a chicken, really. More like an egg with a rooster comb and maybe some wings on the side.
Something about it must have struck my fancy, as I decided to ink and color it. I haven’t really mentioned this yet, by this summer I picked up my own drawing tablet and have been fiddling with it for the past few months. The Bratty Kid image is one sample. This is another:
It still looks like an egg, but now it has character. It could be a character out of a cartoon some place. I like it.
Looking at it for a while, I started to see a head, Like it was leaning forward.
Thus today I banged out this:
The comb, which was perfect in the earlier sketch, now needed moving over to be centered on the head. The body itself needed widening. Perhaps not as necessary (but still an improvement) the eyes were lowered on the face.
Not bad, methinks. Not bad at all.