Carl is also looking to supplement his creative pursuits with direct patron to creator support systems.
I was tasked to use my ink skills to render Carl for marketing materials, in this case stickers. After a few "heated" exchanges Carl suggested I work from a photo that appears on his IMDB page. After establishing that it indeed conveyed the gravitas that would endear future clients, I proceeded to the sketch phase.
Once the sketch was approved, I moved on to drawing the final piece. Attempting to capture the likeness using mostly a chin.
As you can see I decided to alter the original photo by turning the chicken's head to face Carl, this was to give the piece a stronger silhouette. I adjusted the drawing a bit more after I took this scan, I was not happy with the hat and other small details.
These are the final inks, I used Bombay Black ink predominately for the chicken, Sumi ink for grays and an Akashiya ThinLINE brush pen for details. The Patreon Logo was masked so I could safely work around it.
Carl sent me a photo today of the stickers, it's very exciting to see something turn around so quickly and become tangible. I hope they entice folks to support him in his creative quest. Take a peek at Carl's Patreon https://www.patreon.com/carlking