Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Ninja Dinosaur vs. ManBull

Last week my four year old son tried to convince me that he had seen a horror movie. As his father I knew this was not true, however I played along to see how far he'd take his story. He proceeded to tell me all about the horror movie called "Ninja Dinosaur". It's the move where the good Ninja Dinosaur fights the evil half man half bull, or ManBull as he's called. The Ninja Dinosaur fights ManBull to protect the people. Most of the movie is them fighting. Cut to lunch that day and I start sketching because these characters sound fun. So I throw around some shapes and get excited about showing my son his creations. Here is the first pass at Ninja Dinosaur and ManBull:

Ninja Dinosaur


As a proud Dad I show these sketches to my son thinking he's going to be impressed. Nope. He has notes: 
"Daddy, they need weapons. Guns and swords and stuff."
"Oh. They're pretty cool though Dad."

At least I received one compliment. The next day I sit down and start sketching again:

Ninja Dinosaur r02
ManBull r02
ManBull r03 (My favorite so far)

And so I bring these home and show my son. He has to be impressed this time right?
"Daddy, Ninja Dinosaur has the guns... and ten arms. With a gun in each arm."
"ManBull doesn't have guns. He shoots laser balls from between his horns."
"They kind of go like this (He waves his hands over his head wiggling his stubby fingers) and make the laser ball then shoot it out. (Big explosion noise from him)."
"I like ManBull's two guns"

He's going to be a good supervisor if he already knows to end a critique with a compliment. Anyway, on Friday I had a moment to try and draw some laser balls. Not my favorite sketch yet but it's a work in progress:
ManBull r04
Now I'm expecting some notes from my son. Possibly about ManBull's snout being too big or the laser ball not being big enough. 

"Daddy, where's the Ninja Dinosaur?"

Like I said, he's going to be a good supervisor one day.
To be continued...


REIGNSoner said...

I am going to have to agree..he makes a lot of valid points.

jbr0wn6 said...

He does Neil. He does.

Anonymous said...

İ agree too