This is just a little sketch I did a long while ago....it was just a quick location rough for an idea I had about a Girl who is given special powers when she puts on an old forest ranger's hat. Just the other day, I was playing with some new computer paint/ sketch programs and I did a little colour sketch below. As you can see...I changed the rocks to another tree....I think it's a bit of an obvious framing on the cabin...and maybe looks a bit forced...but the rocks alone ended up leaving the painting feeling unbalanced...
I'm gonna take this colour sketch a bit further.....I've never been much of a painter so this is a neat little experiment for me.....we'll see what happens!
Friday, March 9, 2007
Posted by TED COLLYER at 1:12 AM
Hey ...Just wanted to post one of the double page spreads to the book....I kinda liked the way it turned out...though I think I wasn't entirely successful with the smoke trail...had to wrestle with the idea of keeping the trail highly visible on the blue yellow background but still have it feel in harmony with the rest of the page........would have loved to have a warm yellow tinge to the smoke...but that always seemed to be lost in the sky....and Don't worry...the squirrel makes it :)
Posted by TED COLLYER at 1:07 AM
Sunday, March 4, 2007
Phew! Day two of the Roundcat Blogging experience! It's been a long haul....I figured I'd post a couple visuals from my upcoming Children's book....It's a work in progress that started really as a quick story for my daughter..................................... Well, 3 years later...here it is......almost. Anyway, here's a few of the pages that are close to completion. I'm semi happy with the outcome....it's one of those things that I jumped into with a lose story and the idea that I'd do some quick illustrations to go with it....but the story was a bit confusing and the illustrations were....well....lame.
So I tried to , "improve them" but still tried to keep the original design of The girl and the cat....This was because I'd done a fair amount of the visuals already and the thought of a total redo made me cry.
Posted by TED COLLYER at 8:13 AM
Saturday, March 3, 2007
Hey! Welcome to the Roundcat Productions Blog!
My Name's Ted. I'm the guy at the helm of this MASSIVE Corporation and from time to time I'll be posting some of the artwork and ideas in development at Roundcat.
I'm hoping this blog will serve as a window into what's happening at Roundcat Studios. As well as an online portfolio of my personal work. You can expect to see a variety of stuff. From Animated television concepts and Aviation art, to Children's books, children's art, and squirrel wrestling.....okay, kidding about that last one....
It's just that at Roundcat, we like to say:
"We're always doing as much as we can...Largely because we don't know what the heck we're doing.....or something like that"
Posted by TED COLLYER at 4:07 PM