Simpsons WIP – Final Score 3.61
So I'm starting a WIP thread for my Simpsons design. The idea is to have a whole bunch of characters in a huge rolling ball like in the episode when the human pyramid collapses. I know, not the funniest or cleverest idea going, but I'm hoping to sell it on the art itself and the overall wearablility of the tee.
Refinements coming soon...
Sketched in all of my favourite characters now, so it's time to let you all in on my plans. I'm going to colour this with a kind of oil-paint style, which I've chosen because I don't want it to look like generic Simpsons merch (this is a Threadless challenge after all) and also because, in my head at least, it'll look more sophisticated that way.
I know it's looking pretty damn busy right now, but I'll be able to sort that out with the colours, lines and shading. I just wanted to make sure it was a solid ball, plus I got to include a bunch of other characters... well, bits of them at least.
Alright, so I'm throwing a bit of a curveball here. I always knew that I wanted to do this in a 'painted' style, but as soon as I started colouring I realised that the black lines just weren't going to gel with that, so I'm going over them. I'm hoping that this will give the sphere better depth, help the characters pop and shift the design away from the normal Simpsons style.
Holy crap, it's finished! I ran out of time for the second version, but I think the original line work still plays a big role in the finished art, so I'm not disappointed. I was honestly stressed for a while there. This took so much longer than anticipated.
And here's a video of my process!
For anyone interested in looking for everything, here's a list of all the characters/references:
Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie, Grandpa, Sanat's Little Helper, Snowball II, Krusty, Ralph, Smithers, Mr Burns, Sideshow Bob, Lionel Hutz Moe, Comic Book Guy, Edna Krabappel, Mole Man, Chief Wiggum, Agnes Skinner, Principal Skinner, Mayor Quimby, Barney Gumble, Milhouse, Groundskeeper Willie, Ned Flanders, Lenny, Carl, Snake, Nelson, Cletus, Prof Frink, Fat Tony, Super Nintendo Chalmers, Frank Grimes, Martin, Bumblebee Man, Gil, Dr Hibbert, Kent Brockman, Dr Nick Riviera, Hank Scorpio newspaper, Malk carton, Nuts and Gum tin, Flaming Moe, a rake and of course... an inanimate carbon rod!