Video from recent Ustream live broadcast featuring initial vector line art creation for a cartoon gorilla character design.
I also briefly discuss Adobe Illustrator template setup and usage at the end of the video clip.
Check out the final cartoon gorilla character art on my portfolio site.
I recently created this cartoon gorilla holding a video camera as a logo/mascot character for a client. I went through several rounds of sketches on this illustration, some sent to the client, some not. For some reason, I was really struggling with getting the ape to look like an ape. Initial sketches had him looking too “monster-ish”, which of course is not desired. It was odd because monkeys, gorillas and apes are probably some of the most fun types of characters to draw, and I just assumed it would come naturally.