A design reference to illustrate the unlikely friendship between a pizza-making boy and a pizza-loving dog.
A back view design for Comet, the pizza-loving dog. The idea was for him to have a comet-shaped pattern of spots on his back, for fun.
Profile and underside view of Comet the pizza-loving dog. A design test to demonstrate cuteness, accessibility, and ease of drawing.
My first drafted design for an upcoming story of a pizza-loving dog, Comet, and his trip to a farm.
My first drafted commissioned design for Comet the Dog's human guide, who lives on the farm. Based on the character design styles of Osamu Tezuka.
The eponymous Shane, alias "Shane the Same," a gorilla so called due to his very ritualistic behavior, always liking things to be "the same." He only likes the color brown and will only eat the same thing at the same place every day.
A doe and bear respectively, the hapless waitress and unimpressed cook, owners of Shane's favorite restaurant, "The Brown Bear Cafe." Doomed to a life of making toast and black coffee. Or are they?
A scarlet macaw, the boisterous and colorful (in every sense of the word) owner of the Coconut Cafe, Shane's diametric opposite.
Perspective and movement test for Shane's design.
Emphasis on the "enjoying" part. "The Same" is his breakfast: whole wheat toast and black coffee in a brown mug.
"Will it be 'the Same' as usual, Shane?"
He spent five years at culinary school for this.
Steak with no sauce, black coffee, backed potato with skin, chocolate cookie without nuts.
"Wraaack! Try the special of the day! I'm Josephine, your waitress and new buddy, new buddy!"
"Try the mocha, it's delicious!"
Thus Shane discovers that chocolate makes everything better, even coffee.
Shane reluctantly discovers the joy of Caribbean dining (plantains, mocha, and tiny umbrellas in this case) via a pushy but well-intentioned waitress.
Or gorilla, as it were. Note the bow-tie and the smiling.
Shane the Same enjoys a picnic with his restaurateur buddies in the finale.
Barry the bear is happy. Really.