Sizing Him Up, Copic Art Card

Sizing Him Up
2.5″ x 3.5″, pen and ink, Copics

Croissant is the sort of name one acquires when one’s owner allows his six-year old to name his robot butler. Croissant bore it stoically, after the fashion of his kind. But perhaps it made him slightly more suspicious of visitors to the family estate. Other robots, in particular, were forced to endure quite stringent scrutiny.

For the topic “Robot” at Illustration Friday. It’s a bit abstract! And I’m not sure how the big fellow ended up with a lizardy texture. Experimenting, I suppose!

I also figured out a way to get that white on toned paper look, which is to use white gel pen in a sketchy style over lightly colored areas. In this case, lightly colored with warm gray 02 or 03. I also tried to cover up the design in the large eye with gel pen. To mixed results.

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13 thoughts on “Sizing Him Up, Copic Art Card

  1. hedwig

    He is just bluffing. I think he has a natural authority, because he had the wisdom to accept the silly name. He knows it’s not in a name. His wise, brave, caring heart shines through his fierceful eye, no matter how intimidating he tries to present himself. I think Croissant fits him: Everybody loves croissants!

    1. The Beast Tender Post author

      Haha, nooooo. A gentleman refined enough to have a butler at all, one hopes, would not go for a name with “Buns” in it.

  2. Koosje Koene

    It’s so cool to browse through all those submissions on illustration friday and then immediately recognize yours! I love the ‘abstractness’ of his one, and I couldn’t think of a better name than croissant for a lizard skinned robot! Great shininess to the skin thanks to those white details. Using white gelpen on colour is so rewarding, isn’t it?

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