Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Tiki Carver's Home: Times of Day

If you have a guy who supports himself selling hand-carved tikis at the local market... what do you suppose his home would look like?

Here's an idea allowing us to see his humble abode during the different times of day:

Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Tiki Carver (continued): Character Study

Here are a few character studies:
... the colors and some of the shapes tend to be all over the place as I was finding the character.  I seem to have reach a semi-consensus and I'm liking this little guy.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Picture book idea: The Tiki Carver

Here's an idea...

... a guys sells his tikis at the market.  I'm calling it The Tiki Carver.

Because this picture is sized for a book cover, here's an idea for the title:
"Written..."  HA!  that joke's on me; I don't even have a story yet.  I'm thinking he lives in this cool little place by a tropical beach and he takes his tikis to the market to sell but I haven't decided on the central conflict or what he does to resolve that.

I sketched some tikis:

... they were a blast.  And I wanted him to drive a woody van.  Here were some ideas:

... but I kinda of landed on one that looks more like a Ford Astro Van.  Not the look I was going for.  Ah well.  Onward and upward.