So, first the picture, then as standard the explanation.
First of all, I have to say this wasn’t my first idea. Actually, as I explained in this post, I wasn’t planning to draw anything like this at all, I just stumble across it trying to work out a pattern to use. That idea was of a stylised series of ripples, drawn to look like a wood carving. Got it?
No, neither did I!
But even that wasn’t my first idea. I had a few cartoon ideas, but I had one little problem. Mainly, I’ve lately been enjoying to a rather insane amount Ben Zen’s blog. There is something about his characters, like this picture. I love the amount of character and emotions he gets out of the amount of line work he uses.
So I was finding that the cartoons I had pictured had characters in it that were obviously inspired by Ben Zen’s work. Since I have been too lazy to comment on his blog, I didn’t feel right about following through with this.
Anyway, so I went with the wood-carved-water-drawn-with-pencils idea.
But that was a lot of work.
So when I stumbled on the above picture, I decided to just run with it. The funny thing I can remember my art teacher from year 11 saying if you were going to do an ‘action’ picture (and I did think “jumping in puddles” had a bit of movement and action to it) why not draw just before or after the event.
So here is my picture, a puddle just after it’s been jump in… and out of!
[Note; For some reason the scan of the picture was pretty lousy. I’ve done myself a small injury and wasn’t in the mood to spend too much time on the computer when I was posting this. I may try to upload a cleaner version later on…]