I consider myself very fortunate to have had a wonderful childhood with a great family, wonderful friends and the most energetic dog.  So, naturally, I want to make cartoon characters out of that time period.

Here is one of the early sketches I did.  The toe-headed boy in red is me.  The laughing boy next to me with the long hair is my friend Craig.  Somehow we managed to get the best of my older brother here and looking on is our dog Duncan.

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Below is a more developed sketch of me and Duncan.

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I liked this drawing so much that I decided to model/digitally sculpt out the scene (below).

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It is still in progress, but I want to take this through to a 3D Print.  In the words of Indian Jones, “I have fond memories of that dog.”  I think having a maquette of us would be a sweet reminder of those good times.  Below is something closer to how it may look as a real maquette.  These are digitally sculpted in Zbrush and rendered in Keyshot.

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But this is all too much fun!  I can’t stop there. so I started to model out the rest of us as well.  Below is Craig in 3D.

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And here is all of us.  They are all in various stages of completion.  I’m kind of designing as I model and seeing them all together like this makes it easier to decide what changes should be made to make the designs better.

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