I collaborated with my girlfriend Kellie Smith to make a Luigi plush. Well, it's more of a wool sculpture because the whole things made of wool! Nothing is sewn except for the arms and legs to the body. It's a crazy process where you stab some wool with barbed needles to get it to knot itself. And you sculpt the shapes you want and knot them together. It takes a really, really long time.
He's about 9 inches tall, but doesn't stand really well except when leaning against something.
Here he is in progress. Kellie made the whole thing with me helping a bit. She worked off some drawings I did, and I tried to direct her to get it as close as she could. I think it turned out awesome!
Here's a half a turnaround I did based on the first drawing.
And here's the first sketch I did.
For my painting this year, I decided to tackle one of my favorite games growing up, Bubble Bobble! My brother and I used to play this nonstop. Above is the final painting, 5x7, done in cel vinyl on illustration board.
Here is the digital color comp I did in photoshop.
Here's the final drawing I went off of. You may noticed that I flipped the guy in the bubble for the final piece. I think it makes a better composition.
Here's the second drawing I did.
And here's the first sketch, the seed of the idea!