Friday, February 26, 2010

Shoe Trouble 2

Danny Moore Illustration Shoe Trouble Background
Here's the background. I like to do it sort of like animation and paint a full background so that I can go in and do each character separate and move them around to find the best layout. I even do each individual plant and picture on it's own layer so if I need to move those around later I can as well. This is all done in photoshop using brushes I created that have the canvas texture to them. I start a shape by painting a base color at 100% opacity. Then I lay down 90% shading and highlights and go back with my brush set to 40% and basically smooth everything out. It's a lot of selecting with the eyedropper tool to get the middle tones I need. It takes a little time, but it's fun. I enjoy it.Now that I look at it, I may have made this background too crisp which might distract from the front characters later. We will see...

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Uber Mom

Danny Moore Illustration Uber Mom Super Mom
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Trying to finish up my Ma's book Shoe Trouble about a boy having problems keeping his shoes tied. This is the sketch for the second to last spread where Mom comes in to save the day. I am obsessed with processes and how things are made and how people create their art, so I decided I would show a little bit of how I am doing this book just for fun. I'll post subsequent steps along the way. All images are copyrighted!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Skater Girl

Danny Moore Illustration Skater Girl
Haven't done anything in Illustrator in a's a girl with a skateboard. I like to think she is daydreaming while waiting for the bus...

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Surf Logos

Danny Moore Illustration Surf Logos Tentacle Angler fish
These are kind of old, but I sort of enjoy them. They were parts to a surf logo for a company that didn't really work out. Oh well, it was fun to work on and dream about being a part of while it lasted.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Flying Ferret

Danny Moore Illustration Flying Ferret
Just getting away from the every day, same old, same old illustrations I've been doing for work.
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