It is the Year of the Rabbit!
From Sketch to Cartoon
Part of my almost daily sketching routine is to search Google for pictures, and some days ago I chose “rabbit” as the keyword. I went for the medium sized pictures, as they are better as reference photos than the small ones. Then I fetched my DIN A5 sketch pad and a ballpoint pen and did the sketch in about 20 minutes. (By the way, I will show you the sketch in one of my next blog posts.)
Then I did something I haven’t done before – I used my own rabbit sketch as a reference for creating a rabbit cartoon with Inkscape. More or less that meant putting together several round forms, transforming them a bit and voilá, here is the cartoon on one of Zazzle’s round stickers!
I quite like the result, but I think the process is interesting: from handdrawn sketch with a photo as reference to a digital cartoon with the handdrawn sketch as reference. We’ll see what comes next…