Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals was yesterday, and the series is split 2-2, with Boston and St. Louis winning a game each home and away. Last week, I posted a drawing of Jacoby as the iconic “flying Bobby Orr”. This week, it’s finished!
But apart from sharing the final drawing, I thought I would also share the layers that create it. This is the “Uniform” layer, which I coloured using the incredibly useful NHL Uniform Database to make certain I got the colours and stripes right.
This is Jake’s colouring. It’s actually three different layers merged together to get the depth of colour in his fur. The whiskers and eyeshine are on a separate layer.
This is the finished Jake and his shadow. Then, for the background, I ran the original photo of Bobby Orr through the “cutout” filter.
I am particularly proud of the way his head turned out. Aby markings are deceptively complex to render realistically.
Hopefully this will give Boston a little luck in the next two or three games…GO BRUINS!
4 thoughts on “Aby-a-Day – 4 Juni: “Forget about style; worry about results” (Cartoon Tuesday)”
You put a lot of work into these drawings… but the results are so worth it!
OMG, this is truly awesome! (But aren’t you too young to remember Bobby Orr? Never mind, your Boston/Canadian roots would do it…🙂)
I love all your cartoons of Jake, and this is no exception. Fingers crossed for tomorrow night!
I loved this cartoon–instantly recognizable as Jake–when it was in black and white and your coloring work is fantastic, Thank you for the close-ups. Aby color is indeed extremely difficult to get right, which is why I have never bought a print or a tee shirt featuring an Aby.