Saturday, September 24, 2016

critterCountry IIX: anotherHeapingHandful...

Another heaping handful of critters to help populate critterCountry!
Note: I really need to think of a new name for these, if they ever turn into *anything*, as I believe this phrase 'critterCountry' has been taken 10 ways to Sunday. I've been toying around with the idea of a simple alt. spelling, i.e. Qritter Country, Qritter Quntry, kritterKountry, etc., but it gets confusing as to whether 'country' and 'critter' should start with the same letter, be understandable, remember-able, etc... These are the useless quandaries that occupy my brain;) In the mean time, CRITTER COUNTRY it is!...


These little buggers were actually based on a concept from the talented Lily Patenaude, which I feel might make some great little background critters in a game, etc. world. I REALLY need to find her original drawing, of this little guy!
Alt. color variation, just because.
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Thursday, September 22, 2016

critterCountry VII...

Another lonely little critter. Digging this one too, so have him a bit more colorization love than normal:)...

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

critterCountry VI: A Critter Searches...

Today's critter country has only one inhabitant. (One of my favorites actually). Will this bugger find what it's looking for? Only time will tell...


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Monday, September 19, 2016

Love dem jams (frrrt)...

Having a little fun with a random one-off character. When will I grow up? ... Not sure:)




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Saturday, September 17, 2016

CritterCountry V: The Return of the Critters

Hey, buds! Another round of critters, especially for YOU! Hoping to shift to something more cohesive/ narrative- driven soon, although these little guys just keep popping into my head and I can't help but set them free. Stay tuned!




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Sunday, September 11, 2016

#critterCountryIV

MOAR critters, shiZam! These are even sloppier than usual + not much of a color pass-- as I have quite the backlog I'd like to get onto-- but I had to set them free to roam on the internet regardless. I believe they were born while playing with diff. body shapes for enemies in a random game idea... What a fantastic backstory!;)


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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Critter Country III?

My name is Brian Patenaude, and I am addicted to drawing critters. It has been 10 minutes since my last critter episode. Please forgive me.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Mo' critters, mo' problems?

 Hey, buddies- Another round of critters hot out of the oven! Again- Not very polished, but I've run 'em through a quick clean up and color pass (including some hand-stained papers) + plan on taking my favorites through the 'mounty' process once the studio is put back together. More SOON!

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

critter COUNTRY!

Firing up a new post to plant a collection of critter sketches. You might recognize some of them from instagram (that makes them famous), although these have undergone a proper scan, cleanUp pass, a bit of composite work, and a touch of color to pull the shapes apart. I'm hoping to take my favorites a bit further-- possibly by way of 'mounties'-- but for now, this is whatcha get! I have QUITE a few in the works, so plan on updating this post frequently (oh my).

Fun little collaboration w/ William serving as lead designer





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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

tuscanTurtles!

Inspired by a shot of some long-necked turtle on the interwebs, I decided to have a little fun. No more than cleaned-up sketches w/ a little color + composited on a motion-blurred Tuscan pano, but this is probably as far as I'll take 'em. Had to post them though, before disappearing into the darkest reaches of drooopppp boooooooox...
tuscanTurtle_02 (pencil, ink, photoshop, + iphone camera:))
tuscanTurtle_03 (pencil, ink, photoshop, + iphone camera:))
tuscanTurtle_01 (pencil, ink, photoshop, + iphone camera:))


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