This tutorial started out with some illustration request and I got a little carried away with the facial expressions I could add to a simple bomb. I thought I might just share the fun and turn it into a tutorial.

Like most of my tutorials this one starts with basic shapes – circles and squares and simple lines. If you are new to the tutorials it might be helpful to read from the beginning. Even though they are not in a special order some of the skills used here have been explained in a more detailed way in earlier posts. 

With the basic elements in place it’s a matter of working out the expressions you are after… Adding different mouth shapes, squinting or enlarging the eyes.

Note: 
I will add a page or two with the facial expressions here soon. For now I want to finish another tutorial I have been dying to complete first – a cartoony helicopter to take me back to one of my favorite jobs (doing the (pixel) art of HeliAttack 3 in 2005).  

I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did – and believe me I really missed doing tutorial art and writing these little posts. 


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As a special treat to make up for the long time between tutorials I uploaded the explosives as PNG-images in 256×256, 128×128, 96×96 and 64×64 pixels to be used freely in your projects.