These are a series of discrete commissions - the owner of the consulting firm People & Potential needed a mascot character for her MindCise system. I understand there's a book in the works, and as she needs the fellow in new poses, she hires me to make another, usually in sets of 2-4.
MindCise Brains Redux
I recently completed a second set of brain mascots for MindCise. The thinker and talker are left blank with the intent of adding text later.
MindCise, Set Three
Numbers 9 and 10 - a boxer, and a reader.
For the most part with these, I try to avoid introducing any color aside from the teal of the brains themselves (which is part of MindCise's brand identity), but in some cases, it's really necessary. With the superhero cape in the last set, it was mostly just needed for the sake of tradition, even though not all superhero capes are red, of course. But here I found that the red sold the boxing gloves while allowing me to keep the level of detail as low as it needed to be for the overarching style - again, boxing gloves aren't always red, but that's their iconic appearance, and it makes it much more instantly obvious that's what they are.
Another commission I got through Fiverr. This one is for a life coach site called People & Potential, as a sort of logo for their MindCise system. The initial job was for the running and meditating ones, but I've just recently completed the other two, and expect still more in the future.
This was actually an interesting challenge - the request was for it to be done as a vector illustration, and the client wanted it to have at least a somewhat 3-dimensional look. With simpler shapes that's not all that difficult to simulate with gradient shading, but a brain is a very topologically complex shape, and I'd never tried to create something at that level of complexity with graded color before as a vector graphic. I knew HOW I could do it, but the time involved in the obvious method would have taken far too long. Fortunately, I discovered some tools in Illustrator I had not previously explored, and hit on a pretty good technique. Once I'd figured my process out, each of these took about 3-4 hours.