Thursday, June 4, 2009
Gonzo: Portrait of a Weirdo
My latest doodle, a portrait of my absolute favorite Muppet, Gonzo the Great. He's always been my main Muppet since I was a kid; I've always felt like I can really relate with someone commonly called a "creep," a "weirdo," and a "whatever." John Cleese once called him "the ugly, disgusting little one who catches cannonballs." Story of my life.
This illustration was a lot of fun to work on. I started with a quick rough sketch I made in Flash with no intentions of doing anything with it.
I then brought the sketch into Illustrator and inked it/cleaned it up.
From there, I brought it into Photoshop and painted it up.
This post obviously wouldn't be complete without a video of Gonzo's act. Dave Goelz is a brilliant puppeteer.