Sunday, April 27, 2008


here is a rough and a final from big kicks. I do all my early sketch work digitally. I seem to think in color and shape more than line and the computer lets me do it quickly.

10 comments:

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

How awesome to be able to see your sketch and finished piece together. It really shows you had a clear idea of how you wanted it to look.

I find this happens to me too, the ideas stick stubbornly in my head.. the problem is when an AD asks for a change.. a bit hard sometimes.

I'll be traveling this summer to Florida and I'm already dreaming on spending my days at the kids section of Barnes and Noble. I have a list of all the books I want to get and wanted to tell you that Big Kicks in definitively on the list :o)

samacleod said...

That's so aewsome. I love these. Great to see a little of how you think. Love your work man.

Gina Perry said...

I love seeing the textures in the BIG version, it really adds charm. Funny, I would have guessed he was an XXXL, maybe they didn't want to embarrass him!

Gisele Jaquenod said...

It's so wonderful, I love it!!! :D Do you sell prints anywhere?

Tracy said...

I love your work! This is a wonderful illo and I appreciate the "before" and "after" parts. I've put you in my favorites so I can check out your work quickly each week! :)

chuck said...

hi Bob,

could we touch base?
I'd love a call with you

thanks Chuck G

stephen said...

Hello,

My name is Stephen, and my two boys and I love to read your book, Racer Dogs. We think it is really fun--and we pore over each page examining all the details.

We were wondering about the barn on one of the pages. We noticed that there is a capital "L" on the barn. What does the L stand for?

Sorry for posting this question here, but I wasn't sure how else to contact you . . . .

Great work! We're going to keep reading your books.

I don't know if you'll see my email address elsewhere, but it is nordink@gmail.com.

Thanks very much,
Stephen

bob kolar said...

The "L" stands for my wonderful wife Lisa. She is an art teacher, painter, and quite the gardener.

ellencrimitrent said...

love these illustrations!! I am trying to learn badly how to work digitally and coming along a bit, but I need to take some lessons badly.

I still love to paint so I will never give that up.

I love the bear he is very cute and lovable, I have to get racer dogs tomorrow for my boys!

princesstomato said...

LOVE seeing the sketches with the finished pieces. What a fun character and book!
Congrats!!!

teri