Monday, March 22, 2010

Sammy Bearkat on the cover of Sports Illustrated!

Look at the very left towards the bottom. Yea Sammy is beyond famous now.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Sammy at March Madness

Sammy spotted coming out of the break at halftime of the Sam Houston vs. Baylor game (with Sam leading 31-30):

The Making of Fiesta Sammy

Ever wonder what goes into the making of a Sammy Bearkat illustration?



Well, I'll tell you anyway. Actually, I'll show you. Unlike the last time, I remembered to capture the whole process. Actually, what you don't see is the stuff that isn't done on the computer: the sketching, drawing and inking process. But this part is pretty interesting, too, I guess.

This is an illustration for the upcoming Bearkat Family Weekend 2010 with a "fiesta" theme. The client wanted a postcard look with a "fiesta Sammy" playing the guitar in a an "Old El Paso" kinda environment.

First, the finished product:

And now, the video, sped up 21x, showing how a Sammy illustration is taken from scanning from proof. I hope you enjoy. And please forgive the little popup at the beginning. YouTube thinks it's okay to put a tag on my video that I can't seem to find a way to remove. The video is also available in HD on YouTube.

Friday, March 5, 2010

1960's Sammy Bearkat Piggy Bank

Look what I found on E-bay. He had it up for 50 bucks, but I got him down to 25.