Feeling rough, I called in sick today. On the plus side, I got to spend a bunch of time tweaking today’s daily design. I’m quite pleased with the stick-robots, so may use them again!
Today’s daily design makes use of my earlier penguin cartoon, and adds another little guy who looks like he wanted a bath. I’ve tried to reference a little of the style of old-school animations, by making it look like the background was painted on a separate layer. Sadly, the direction of light is inconsistent on these two because I drew the smaller chap facing the other way and flipped him at a later stage, when I didn’t have the time or inclination to redraw the shadows.
I know: excuses, excuses.
Smashing Magazine has an article encouraging designers to produce a something every day. This is my first effort. I was ‘inspired’ by the recent Doctor Who finale, and by Comicraft‘s big font sale (which is still on as I write this, so act quick if you want some great fonts for only $20.10).
I expect I’ll be using my new fonts for later designs!
I’ve spent this evening working on a cartoon penguin in Inkscape. I’ll release this with a liberal Creative Commons licence and as an SVG when I’m sure I’m happy with it. I’ve also attached my work in progress for those who may be curious. Any constructive criticism is welcomed. :)
Army of Trolls: Lovely pixel art at home in well conceived site. Especially nice are the PC + MAC icons.