Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The Frog Formerly Known as Prince


Yeah, I know, obvious solution. My boy has been up bawling all night, so I figured I would work on something if I was gonna be awake anyway.

18 comments:

Cuffe said...

Wasn't obvious to me- I think this is fantastic. Love the goatee

S.T. Lewis said...

Yeah, I wouldn't call this obvious. I thought the sketches I've been working on were the obvious way to go... this is far more creative. This would have made a much better halftime show at the Super Bowl. Really great, Bryan.

Peter said...

Yeah, I recognize that guitar from the Super Bowl (That was about when I pushed the power button on the remote). How in the world do you do something like this in the middle of the night while taking care of your kid? What a piece of work!

Ken Chandler said...

Never would have crossed my mind, or might have after about a 20 hours brainstorm. I always wondered what Prince looked like before he hit the big time. This is great Bryan. Sometimes bawling babies can be a blessing in disquise.

Adrian Ropp said...

I think it would have crossed the line into obvious if you'd have given him a raspberry beret.

Wonderful! I wish I had kids so I could draw so well! I love the detail frame you gave this, too. All kinds of cool!

Nathan Lindsay said...

slick.

I admit that a version of this did cross my mind but was quickly erased, as it involved a back view and those butt-less pants he used to wear.

This turned out really nice. the background is just as cool as the character.

Nathan Lindsay said...

I really want to know how you do that scrolly work for the border. Is that vector as well?

B Beach said...

All Illustrator my friends, all Illustrator.

Peter said...

You make us all feverishly ill from your ill(ustrator)ness.

Nathan Lindsay said...

Peter, I think you're supposed to leave all the puns for Adrian.

Adrian Ropp said...

Well, thank you, Nathan. I was going to let most of them pass on this post, but since you brought it up...

I about croaked when I saw how exellent this post was. Nobody toad me you could draw so well. It makes me very hoppy to see such nice work on Toon Club. It seems like I had something else to say, but I forgot it because my memory's a little froggy.

Blogerts said...

Excellent. Did you use the goatee tool? Cool design, and very clean as usual. You should get paid by Illustrator for the publicity you give it. I enjoy your illusuperness.

Cuffe said...

If you ever fancy a holiday in Scotland you can have free room and board in exchange for some Illustrator lessons!

B Beach said...

That's EXTREMELY enticing, I've been to England once, but never made it to Scotland & I've always wanted to go. I may take you up on that one day!

Cuffe said...

Well you would be very welcome- and I have three teenagers that can help with your sleepless kid if you bring the family.

mike said...

Very cool character. Funny.....

sarah said...

Ha ha, you know even without the Prince clothes and the Prince guitar, I think I'd still be all "Hey, that frog looks like Prince."

Very cool work :)

Dave Pryor said...

This is great. I love it. The costume and expression are fantastic.