3:13 PM|W|P|Louis Gonzales aka louzales|W|P|
In most animation studios people have birthdays, and on these birthdays some people get a birthday card made for
that person. If you've read my previous post on bad cards you know I like the challenge of the quick turn-a-round
from concept to finish and I have to say it's all about the completion. This post I will show the steps from test to completion.
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So here's the sketch, this is usually the longest part of the process. A couple of thumbnails and the a working layout.
















Then, in this case I painted a test because it is water-proof ink and I want to get an idea of a finish.













Once the test is done and I kind of know where I stand, I paint the sucker and move on to the final stage..













I then scan the painting and mess around in photoshop to age an place in a proper 40's style layout. In the end it's not perfect but it was good to finish something.
lo.
|W|P|112898362479015136|W|P|Anatomy of a birthday card..|W|P|10/11/2005 04:19:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Jamie Baker|W|P|its great Louis. i gott try some water colors, or inks...10/11/2005 11:15:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous J. Cooley|W|P|Leave it to Mr. Baker to ruin the surprise! Geeeeesh! Just kidding Jamie, much love.10/12/2005 10:33:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Germán|W|P|Great stuff! I´m glad you finally updated. Really like your style and how expressive your characters are.

You know what? Yesterday I dreamt they had Rose & Isabel and Friday night fights! I live in Spain so its hard to get independent comics sometimes.

Cheers!10/12/2005 10:35:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Germán|W|P|I mean they had it in the comic store...10/12/2005 10:15:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Alina Chau|W|P|Love your blog!! Great postings!!10/17/2005 06:33:00 AM|W|P|Blogger SteveLambe|W|P|Awesome little tutorial, Louis!

Also really glad to see you updating the blog again. Big fan here!11/23/2005 05:43:00 PM|W|P|Blogger St John Street|W|P|It's great to see your art work is simply inspiring Iove the style great blog. I can't wait to see more11/30/2005 05:10:00 PM|W|P|Blogger stephenfmunoz|W|P|your style and color choices are impressive. nice12/15/2005 05:14:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Claude Bordeleau|W|P|Your style is perfect1:53 PM|W|P|Louis Gonzales aka louzales|W|P|
another watercolor.
|W|P|112837332794838959|W|P|..and todays study is,|W|P|10/03/2005 04:32:00 PM|W|P|Blogger TSM|W|P|nice one louie.10/05/2005 02:54:00 PM|W|P|Blogger OV!|W|P|kickass man.

>oVi11/17/2005 09:16:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Nick Sung|W|P|Pretty sweet, man.