Aby-a-Day – 27 Juli: Marlin’s BBQ completed (Cartoon Tuesday)

Last week, I posted my latest NEMO art project, Marlin eating a fabulous spread of BBQ. Last week, I had gotten as far as the sketch. This week, I finished it, starting, of course, with the ink.

marlinBBQundercolour

Then, underneath the ink, I laid down the undercolour.

marlinBBQfur

Over the ink, I painted the fur.

marlinBBQundercolourfur

Here are the undercolour and fur layers together.

marlinBBQincolourfur

And here’s the completed Marlin.

bibpattern

That was as far as I could get in Procreate. But I almo needed to create a pattern for the bib. I found an image of a New England-style lobster/clam bake bib. It had anchors on it, but I replaced them with Nemo fish. I know, subtle, and I was probably overthinking it, but it’s the little details that make good art.

marlinBBQdetail

Then, also in Photoshop, I added details to Marlin’s eyes, silverware, whiskers, and the creases on his bib. You can see them in this close-up.

marlinBBQfinal

And here’s the completed Marlin! I am pretty pleased about how it turned out…even though it’s probably going to be printed in greyscale on the catalog cover.

marlinBBQ

Of course, I also save the video of the inking and colouring in Procreate. Click the image to watch it in a separate windo on Flickr.

2 thoughts on “Aby-a-Day – 27 Juli: Marlin’s BBQ completed (Cartoon Tuesday)

  1. A cat and his feast! It’s silly of me to focus on the details but I’m very drawn to the perspective changes on the creases of Marlin’s bib. Great job! Pass the barbecue.

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