March 20th, 2014

Dance Like a Monkey: A Plea for Help

Designer Christina Yoder sent us this drawing and write up as part of a campaign by friends of writer C.J. Henderson to raise support for him as he battles a serious illness. “Recently I created a cute “Dance Like A Monkey” artwork for a benefit for author C.J. Henderson, and it is for a very good cause. One of C.J.’s catch phrases was always “I’ll dance like a monkey for a nickel” so to help out on an anthology dedicated to raising funds for his medical situation, I created a cartoon of C.J. dancing like a monkey! Concept pencil sketch was done on Alpha Series paper, then transferred to a sheet of Epsilon Series paper in light pencil that was finished with pen and ink for a clean, black and white artwork.

I love that with Epsilon paper I can do a cartoon piece using a dip pen and ink and not have the paper get torn up or have the ink “spread out” on the surface. It’s almost exactly like drawing on the same kind of plastic or vellum that used to be used in animation cell work. The ink did not smudge at all.

C.J. is getting treatment for lymphoma and needs your help. So please consider visiting the link below for details on this. He is a good man and a talented author and the logo is included in an anthology created for helping him out. Thanks guys!”

Monkeying Around for a Good Cause

MEDIA: Pencil and ink
SURFACE: Epsilon Series – 100 lb – 150 gsm – White – Smooth Finish

Dance Like a Monkey


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