Duty is Calling

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I miss the Barnes and Noble in my small town that was closed due to ‘lack of interest’. Although I  commonly read books on my iPad, its just not the same as having a physical copy in your hands. It feels strangely ‘fake’ using tablets and book readers . Like I’m not really reading. My friend Cruz dislikes me using the ‘B’ word in his presence, the word ‘book’. But then he reads graphic novels…  Hippo-crate (the question is how do they fit the hippo in the crate :P) – Alex the Dragon

Are you pondering what I’m pondering?

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While the character models are still WIP, they are looking better. Started working on the UVs . Made Cruz skinnier as the real life Cruz has lost allot of weight. Made Alex’s model skinnier as well because I haven’t gained any weight 😛 For every comic Cruz and I get together and work on one or two comics a week. Cruz was distracted by Animanics and wasn’t much help… I can’t blame him BUT I AM GOING TO ANYWAY! RAWR! Thanks Cruz 😛
-Alex the Dragon

Dressed to Impress

dragon cheetah hooters twisted kilt comic parody antoryI am reworking some of the characters to make them easier to draw repetitively. Alex  and Cruz have been redesigned but still look relatively the same. We are going to use both the regular animals and the humanoid ones depending on the joke and situation. Still working on the 3d models..

Key Concept Art Idea – Dean Alex Sheppard

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I am experimenting with different designs. In the future I might or might not redesign the 3d models. Alex and Cruz has been a project of mine for almost a year now. One thing about the designs I have been torn with is the amount of anthropomorphism I put in the animals. I been everywhere from simply animals that talk, funny animals, to ‘humanoid animals’ that are basically ‘humans’ with animal’s head and tail . Each type has pros and cons. Talking animals cannot interact with human objects too well. If I use funny animals, then people think its ‘just for children’ and I have to explain why they wear no pants. I’m using humanoid animals right now, but I feel they would be more appealing if made them more animal like. This design goes more toward the ‘funny animal’ style but a little more realistic. One thing is certain I will be using the current 3d models for a while. It takes allot of time to make them.