A few years ago I was able to create some illustrations for a website called I was tasked with creating a mascot they could use to represent different aspects of their end users conflicts that needed resolution. The client provided me with free reign to generate ideas that were fun and cartoony to fill his need. He tended to lean towards athletic poses, so I developed the concept in that direction.

I started by sending a few sketches of ideas for approval to move forward. These roughs were emailed as simple pencil drawings for the general idea of the pose.

Gorilla Roughs

Once the poses were approved, in this batch only the first two were, I continued to the rendering phase. I inked the thumbnail and cleaned it up in the same step to create lineart that I could color in Photoshop. The client only requested these for a website application, so creating vector artwork wasn’t necessary.

Gorilla PosesGorilla Signs

These were then delivered to the client and most of them appear on

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