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THE GARGOYLE

The reason I choose Pencil over Color was for the speed of it, while retaining form and shape. Then there the fact that I really enjoy pencil work.

The Gargoyle's show from Disney is where this idea started. but I wanted a more realistic look.

To help him appear more imposing, I wanted the viewer to have to look up and get the feeling that he is ready to jump down on them.


CRITTERRON LIZARD

I enjoy drawing pictures of what I call cartoon fantasy. This one was done in preparation for a painting that I never got around to do. I'm kind of fascinated by lizards and dinosaurs, so I wanted the critter to ride one.

I usually use very little or no backgrounds, to avoid a cluttered picture, and to help the view focus on the part of the drawing I want them to see. So I used the heads and skulls on the sticks because it frames the main character, and gives you the feeling that you don't want to mess with this guy.


MONITOR

This was a commissioned tee shirt where the client brought reference material to show all the parts & placement of the accessories.

All I had to do is put it all together.

The client was very happy with the final product.


GIRL AND THE TIGER

This is a doodle gone crazy. I started out with a rough drawing of the girl and liked it enough to finish it. I later added the tiger to balance out the picture.


SQUIRREL & BIG GUY

These were sketches for an animation I'm working on.

The squirrel was just supposed to be a wacky kind of guy that creates trouble and is sorta goofy.

The big guy is the heavy bad guy. I wanted him big and burly. The hairdo was added later.


DINO

This guy was done for my son who like T-rexes.

In an attempt to make it look younger I added the ball cap & sneakers.


PIG

These are all part of a model sheet for my character Space Pig. I need various expressions & poses. I like to just do a lot of different ideas so I can get a better feel for how this character might act.



Some pages from Don Mangan's sketchbook




 
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