Saturday, February 26, 2011
inside the hot dog studio
So for a while there last year I was trying to do my weekly hot dog illustrations faster by doing black & white line art and coloring them in photoshop. Make time for comics and some non-hot dog related projects. But I couldn't shake it feeling like a shortcut and the art just didn't come out the same. Also none of them were really nice enough to make into prints.
Anyway I'm back to the old school putting my colors down with a brush instead of clicking a mouse. Takes a little longer but totally worth it in the long run. It feels like small parts of a larger project rather than just a throw away hacked out image.
I have about 20 of these to do in the next month between Serious Eats and other freelance projects. A couple of them aren't even hot dogs believe it or not!