Monday, August 3, 2009

New Zodiac Design -- Snake

Summer's drawing to a close, and school starts for me in two weeks. I'm definately ready for my senior year -- it's been a really uneventful summer, and I've barely seen any of my friends. I'm getting great classes, too. I'm taking Advanced 2D art for the second time, and I'm also taking drama class. Best of all, I'm on Newspaper Staff, and I'm going to be the official cartoonist for the school newspaper!

The paper circulates once every two weeks, so *hopefully* you can expect a nice little cartoon here every two weeks or so, maybe more than that if I've got good ideas. I have no idea what I'm going to do yet; I really should've prepared a little over the summer, but I think I'll be fine. It should be great practice for me, plus I'm a glutton for complements on my drawings, so I should be getting a fat ego by year's end.

Anyway, as the blog title up there suggests, here is a new design for the Zodiac student, snake:

The inspiration behind this mostly comes from a photo I found online while searching for references of the zodiac animals. It was an albino cobra, and its color was almost golden, which is something I'd never seen on a snake before. I like this design much more than the bland snake I had last time. I know his shirt is completely pointless, but I felt like he needed some kind of accessory. The mustache-goatee combo with a side of hairy eyebrows may be enough, though, so next time I draw him I might leave it out. Tell me what you think!

Also -- I've gotten a new account on, so if you want to check out recent art that isn't posted on my blog, please visit this link:

That's all for now. God bless, and have a cookie-duper day.


Michael Shell said...

The colour of the albino snake turned out really well. However I think I like the snake from your previous post better. The goatee is a bit too much for me. Also I think it would look more appealing if you tried to incorporate that t-shirt design onto the snake rather than have it wearing a shirt. Although I can't really talk as I haven't designed anything for ages.

Anyway congratulations on becoming the official cartoonist for your school newspaper.

Ashley Barton said...

I do see what you mean. I was debating the goatee myself. And that's a good idea, actually. I hadn't thought of that. I appreciate the critique; I don't get that a lot, and it's very helpful. :D

And thanks!

maarten said...

love the colors on the snake. the designs of panda senseis students are great, nice job!.

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