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Mervyn - Sassy, Wiggly and Confident PT III

Thanks for a great series of videos. Lots of fun and got me movtivated to create a character. Ohhh Mervyn... you sassy, wiggly, confident beasty.

After in inking with a pentel brush pen and a sharpie fine point, importing into the computer and converting to a vector, I tried out colors in Illustrator. Since one of the adjectives I chose was wiggly, It hought the best way to color was to try and use complimentary colors adjacent to one another. For "confident", I used flat, bold, primary colors. "Sassy" comes more out of the illustration.

Here is my first color test.

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I decide on the magenta/blue version. I liked the boldness of the black lines.

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Recently, I got a new computer where I can draw directly on the screen with a stylus. So I thought I'd use Mervyn to try it out. I scanned sketches into photoshop. Then, using the stylus, I drew/painted them directly in Photoshop. These aren't quite as bold, but they turned out lots of fun and are still pretty "sassy" and "wiggly".... and add "fussy" to this one

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More wiggly for this one

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And here's a truly sassy version

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and just plain old Mervyn

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Thanks again for a great set of videos. Really got me thinking about color. Great tips on inking and a great approach by picking the three adjectives to get started. 

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