Friday, February 20, 2009

Surfin' Bird


This one was a senior illustration assignment. Everyone in the class picked a letter, then got assigned 4 words that begin with that letter to incorporate into a composition of our own design. My words were Sushi, Seagull, Spider, and Surfboard. Turning them all into a Saturday morning cartoon seemed like the obvious choice. Doesn't it?

My first few thumbnails had pretty generic looking seagulls, and a very bland color palette with blue skies, green mountains, and cream colored sand. Very boring. I decided I needed to make this a far more badass kids' cartoon, one filled with low brow art, California surf culture, and references to 1960's German monster movies. The Surf Seagulls were born!

2 comments:

Dave Groff said...

fantastic assignment, wow are you ever lucky to have such a prof with such keen insight to give you this!!
Seriously... you did a great job.

Jeff Lance said...

Haha. Thanks!