Once I got the idea, this was the chronological string of doodles I did before gettin' dirty in the computer:
Rough pass on the firetruck. I went with the flat side view because I didn't want to figure out the dimensionality of the cylindrical volcano base and how it sat in the back of the truck.
First stabs at the cavman fireman holding the hose.
First attempt at the second caveman trapped in firey ice. I tried to keep that bell body shape but ended up chaning it below.
New body shape, but in the end, I thought this guy was the weakest componet of the image. Up to this point, these drawings took me a little over 2 hours one day after work. I remember starting these tighter pencils on Sunday and it took a few more hours.
I didn't end up using these lines for the ice block shape, but I still like the look.
Look how many times I redrew the little lava puddle! Sheesh! I can get obsessive over certain things when I'm trying my best to make nice lines.
And back to where I started. I dreaded this one the most because of all the straight lines. I can't lay down a straight line in one shot. I have this nervous sketchy quality as I lay down the line. Over and over. Babying it and adjusting all the way. Then I might erase it and try again because the line got too thick in places.
From here I scanned everything, composited the pieces, and blocked out color in Flash.
Anyway, it's not often I'm able to keep my sketches coherent and pretty contained so I just thought I'd take this opportunity to show EVERY doodle that went into the final image.