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Process of making ‘Out of Office’
(if anybody’s interested?)

I start by dressing up and taking a bunch of embarrassing reference photos.

Then I choose a photo that has a good composition to draw and the right personality for the piece.

First I copy that photo in pencil…
Then I trace it on a lightbox with a 0.1 pen (i make a lot of mistakes here)
I scan the inked drawing and clean it up on photoshop with the brush tool.

With the character finished I start to sketch out the background.

Then I ink the individual elements of the background.


In Photoshop I colour the background with the paint bucket tool and remove the outlines. (not a very professional technique)

I experiment with a horizontal layout, different colours and scale down the character. But eventually go back to my original choices… surprise surprise!

I try out different fonts for the typography.

Once everything is in place I add textures:
printmaking texture from paint & roller
the same texture inverted
and an old piece of paper I scanned.

The Final Piece!

In total:

I took 29 photos
did 9 pencil drawings
4 ink drawings
and an astonishing 283 photoshop files (YIKES!)
for 1 finished piece

This process took about 3 days x

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Cute Mario Kart racer GIFs ⊟

Here’s a non-animated Koopa one, too. These are all courtesy of Paper Beats Scissors, which post a lot of great comics and adorable video game tribute GIFs/sketches — very much worth a follow!

If you open up a bunch of browser windows and load one of these GIFs in each, you can line them up and move them around, pretending their racing and passing each other while making your own sound effects. Great way to spend your afternoon, or get fired after you’re caught goofing off at work.

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(vía theawkwardgamer)