Saturday, July 21, 2012

Catching up on the Backlog pt. 3: 'Original' stuff

This post is probably the most lean in terms of content. Some of the drawings that would go with the ones here aren't finished but instead of waiting until they are, I'm going to go plow ahead and post the finished ones anyway just to get them out of the way. 

I was drawing people while watching a beach movie from the sixties called "Beach Ball". 

I came up with months ago an idea of doing an ironic/semi-ironic pastiche of the sappy cartoons from the 1980s involving cute things like puppies, kittens, ponies, etc. as a webcomic and calling it Kettle Kitties. Mostly I came up with it as a way to flex my character design muscles. These are just concept drawings at the moment. Some of them have evolved into actual characters but everything is still in the planning stage at this point.

My own versions of Woody Woodpecker, in an attempt I'd say waaaay back in other post that I should do my own versions of the cartoon studies using what I've learned, plus I've been drawing Woody a lot lately. Once I figured out how he's put together, I've been doodling him a lot lately. 

Quick Draw McGraw

The more, wacky-looking Woody Woodpecker

end of pt. 3

Catching Up on the Backlog pt 2: Non-Cartoon Studies

I've been wanting to brush up on my figure drawing. I drew from paintings and sculptures in my

Study of the David statue by Donatello. (not from this same angle)

"Hermes and the Infant Dionysus", possibly by Praxiteles

Drawn from a magazine of Charlize Theron's evil queen from the "Snow White and the Huntsman" movie. I haven't seen it yet, I just thought her costume was cool.

end of pt. 2

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Catching Up on the Backlog pt. 1: Cartoon Studies

Well, it finally happened. I finally got a scanner so you know what that means.

In looking through my stuff, I actually had to be critical and say "Nope, this is not worth scanning" or "This is not ready for prime-time." so its not going to be a complete showing of my stuff. Some of the drawings need to be cleaned up but otherwise, there's still a lot, too much to put into one post so I'm splitting them into multiple posts. Even this one is pretty long.

Here are my cartoon studies. My original post had the drawings set up a certain way but the layout wouldn't allow it so I centered them

First, Pepe Le Pew.











Bugs Bunny, by Bob McKimson







Re-dos of the Daffy Ducks I drew months ago here


Baba Looey


The fawn and the raccoon from this model sheet I got from Animation Resources









This one is not from the model sheet but from a screen capture from "Dumbo". The next two are from "Fantasia" and "The Fox and the Hound"


Different kind of Woody Woodpecker



I found I was having trouble drawing human cartoon characters so I switched to more humanoid characters. I attempted Betty Boop but she didn't turn out so good so I may try again someday. 


and some of these




end of part 1
EDIT: I forgot one!
This is from a screen capture of "Baby Bottleneck". I didn't scan it right away because it was in a hardcover sketchbook and I was having trouble trying to scan it.