September 29, 2005

'Gorillaz' Self-Portrait ... Urgh

Motorola is promoting its new iTunes phone ROKR with a character design contest (http://sg.motorola.com/music/gorillaz/). I'm a great admirer of the 'Gorillaz' style but simply lack the vibe to create something so cool. Nevertheless, I decided to give it a try by first drawing a self-portrait ala Gorillaz. Resulting in this ...

Sigh, I think it looks more 'Stripperella' than 'Gorillaz' ... got to try a lot harder.

4 comments :

Leontine said...

The face is very Jamie Hewlett-ish...I kind of like how it combines his style with your style, and the colors are great. but if you want to make it look more like his stuff, you probably need more straight lines and less realistic anatomy. Thanks for your comment on my blog. xo L.

Edric Hsu said...

Hey hey, did you draw this freehand or converted from your photo? This is cool, Gorillaz meet Stripperellaz! LOL

constanthing said...

Thanks for the really useful comments, leontine! I think you are right, more straight lines and a more graphic style. I just have some difficulty breaking out from a style i'm comfortable with, but I'll definitely work on it.

Glad you like it too, Edric. It's not a photo lah, I don't look so, eh, rugged :cp. I sketched the outlines on paper, inked it, scanned it, and converted it to path on Illustrator, before dropping the colors.

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Very very impressive piece. It can easily be a line of pop-art pieces. If I could even manage a bit of what you have done here, I would be elated.