Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Hunter Gatherer Fred

Yabba Dabba Doo, y'all! Another take on everyone's favorite caveman. I did the figure work in Procreate on iPad with an Apple Pencil. I converted to vectors in Adobe Illustrator and plopped it into Photoshop to composite with an old background image.

Fred and Wilma's new favorite bar is the Brew Lagoon!

So I really enjoyed the new Flintstones comic from DC Comics, and I really wasn't expecting to. The cartooning style didn't really resonate with me. I've been a Steve Pugh fan for over a decade, but I think the stylistic approach he took is a little too realistic. The Flintstones needs a layer of abstraction to work. I would have liked to have seen a Ben Caldwell or Sean Galloway kind of approach. Not saying I could do nearly as well as any of those guys, but I was inspired to take a stab at Fred and Wilma, dancing the day away at a hep vacation getaway...