Punk rock parrot how an illustrator makes a character

Illustrators are often found creating strange characters. This is one i am working on now.

He is based on a personal friend who is an avid almost cartoon styled punk. I wanted to use pattern and block colour to give a striking effect. So i chose to depict my friend as a parrot, these creatures are loud and noisy, which suits the punk ethos, their feathers make a great pattern to style for my perpouses.
I had to maintain the personality of my friend so i needed to have a quiet potential! He has an inner still quality and a naughty sense of humour.

These are some of the things that strike my thoughts whilst designing a character.


I hope to Finnish him soon!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s