Thursday, September 22, 2011

Christmas/Holiday Card Sketches

And some polar bear cubs and a reindeer.
Also Ceres and her fat parakeet.
These are all preparation sketches for Christmas/Holiday cards, so if there's anything you'd like to see on a card, let me know!

Penguins are ridiculous, they're still fluffy and chubby despite being also sleek, muscular and streamlined? And they're triangles. Chicks, which start their life exclusively walking, are triangles with the weight on the bottom △, and adults, which swim almost exclusively, are triangles with all the weight on the top ▽.

Also to answer your question Jacob:
"Is it a play on the word "cervid," or did it just happen that way?"
It kinda happened that way? I'm aware of "cervid" and the term "cervine" and that may have had a subconscious effect on the choice, but I just really like the name Ceres.
Hooray happy accidents!

1 comment:

Balgram said...

I love the penguins (particularly the sullen marching fellow in the middle), the baby polar bear, and I'd be interested to see a colored rendition of this Ceres gal you've been building. She doesn't necessarily need to be on a card, although the image you drew in the last post about her seemed like a good sketch for a card?