Saturday, October 4, 2008

Little Nemo

Here's one of those commissions I mentioned. Pretty much, the gentleman asked for "Little Nemo with animals." Nice and open. Lots of my sketches involved a lot of action, craziness, and a jumble of figures, animals, and dreamscapes but they felt a bit predictable and disingenuous. The Winsor McCay comics were a lot about those characters and scenes that were zaney and wild but I was more intrigued by the storyline involving the boy who was picked to be the playmate of princess of Slumberland, and it was a journey to find her before she disappeared. This is a quiet scene in a dreamfield, Nemo stops to enjoy the beauty of this world that is so different from his own, while journeying to find that girl. Above are the final drawing and rough sketch.

3 comments:

Eric Braddock said...

looking good man. hip antlers ;)

Jk, seriously though, this is sweet, I always loved the Little Nemo story and I think this image of yours will really capture that moment before taking on his adventure.

I admit though, surprised to see no airships involved. heh.

S.M.Vidaurri said...

great mood.

Tim Durning said...

...ya know..airships might be a good idea. like a little on if i add more negative space to the bottom...