Captain Croc!

Captain Croc! - student project

Captain Croc! - image 1 - student projectCharacter Exploration. Captain Croc! - image 2 - student project

I have been recently in Costa Rica and I saw these monsters live and in the nature! It was very refreshing and really inspiring. So, I thought It would be nice to add him with my character...

Captain Croc! - image 3 - student project

The sword was not working so I changed it for the gun, also the crocodile was too small... I think I lost a little bit of the personality of the character in the clean-up.. I am going to check that. This is what I have so far, short but sure steps.Captain Croc! - image 4 - student project

Some changes in the sketch that could work better. The bird, crocodile mouth and the pirate position.

Captain Croc! - image 5 - student project

Checking anatomy. Not really sure about the animals´s anatomy...Captain Croc! - image 6 - student project1st silhouette. Captain Croc! - image 7 - student project

2snd silhouette. The nearest leg to the head was a little confusing, so I moved it to the right. Also the other legs, a little bit more separate from the body.Captain Croc! - image 8 - student projectClean up!Captain Croc! - image 9 - student project

Values_character.Captain Croc! - image 10 - student projectBackground.Captain Croc! - image 11 - student projectScene with values.Captain Croc! - image 12 - student project

I added light and changed some little things like the horizon to give some more movement to the illustration. I am not quite sure if it is Ok the light... It doesn´t seem correct. The image doesn't stand out, which is the purpose of the light, it is still too flat... I think I will change it when coloring.Captain Croc! - image 13 - student projectColor process 1Captain Croc! - image 14 - student project

Color process 2Captain Croc! - image 15 - student projectThe last step for this style. Added some indirect light.Captain Croc! - image 16 - student project

I decided to take a break in the other one and I took the advice of Denis, trying to simplify the shapes and the whole illustation. Nevertheless, I will finish the first one when I have a spare time ;)Captain Croc! - image 17 - student projectSecond color blocking.Captain Croc! - image 18 - student projectColor of the last one.Captain Croc! - image 19 - student project

Listening to the teacher's advice, I have made some changes.
Keep learning with this and enjoying the process :)

Alfonso Rosso

Freelance Illustrator