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Tuesday
Aug082006

Illustration Friday: Capture

Happened to swing by the Illustration Friday site today, and was inspired to get out the pen and Moleskine sketchbook to participate.

capture.sm.jpgBecause of the busy spring and summer I've had, It's been a while since I've posted an Illustration Friday sketch. In fact, it's been much too long since sketching in my Moleskine sketchbook.

The sketch for "Capture" on the right was not planned, but it evolved as my pen started touching the paper. I had the vague idea of drawing a ball being captured by some kind of crescent/claw shape, but beyond that, had no idea where I might go with this illustration.

As I looked at the claw and ball, I saw a scorpion/lobster/crab taking shape in the remaining blank part of the page, so I sketched out a body and curling tail.

Next came the feet, complete with Converse Hi-Tops, the lobster-like eyes popping out of the little guy's head and finally, the smile. The "Capture" text and outer shapes were added and filled in.

I've even chose a name for the little guy: Seymour The Space Scorpion

When I reviewed the drawing, I realized the outer shapes were "capturing" Seymour — a completely random, yet fun detail which completed the sketch. :-)

Reader Comments (4)

cool, really like your style!
August 8, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterstacey m
Thanks Stacey! In fact I happened to click on your sketch and like your style too -- love that singular line approach you use. :-)
August 8, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde
That's a nice sketch! A bit weird, but cute :)
August 16, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterAlvin
Alvin, thanks! Yes, Seymour is a bit wierd I admit. Don't rightly know where that little guy came from... just started sketching and next thing I knew, Seymour is what came out on paper. :-)
August 18, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde

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