Sometimes you just gotta change it up. So I bought a new brush pen and started drawing in an old but unused sketchbook. It's strange how you can draw so differently just by changing your drawing utensil. I also decided to finally open up and watch the Rocky and Bullwinkle set I bought so long ago. That happens often with dvds. You buy em, then don't really get around to watching them. I think these couple of Bullwinkle drawings are interesting because they show a kind of evolution, if you will. It goes from just watchin and enjoying the show while sketching, to pausing the dvd to get a better look at the design, and then to drawing your own interpretation. Interest-Study-Master. Not that I'm saying I've mastered drawing Bullwinkle, but you get the idea, hopefully.
I like Rocky and Bullwinkle even though there's not stop dialogue and hardly any animation. The pun-filled dialogue is actually clever and when there actually is some little animation, it's pretty funny. Mainly the timing is great and the drawings are fun.
Also, I think the designs are great! At first glance you'd think that they're very flat, but they're actually very dimensional and volumetric. Amid talks about this issue over at his Cartoon Modern blog, referencing some great Tom Oreb designs. I think it would be great to do a variety show like Rocky and Bullwinkle, because it seems like that's essentially what it was, a show that they themselves hosted.
So I wanted to keep using techniques that I don't often use, so I drew some girls with brush pen and colored pencil. Nowadays you can find great reference material with just a couple of clicks on the 'ol internet. It's great! I like how these turned out, especially the one with the weird expression below. Mouths are really hard to draw for me. I don't know why. They're tricky little thing, what with the lips and teeth and stuff. It's hard for me to make mouths dimensional, so something I gotta work on.
And finally I was watching the cult classic Faster Pussycat Kill! Kill! with some friends the other night and was inspired to draw the badass girls. On the left is the Italian one with the thick accent, and on the right is the leader. It would be fun to go back to get a closer look at the girls because it's kinda tough to draw em when they're moving around on screen kicking ass and running people over.
This last one's a weird one I did this morning thinking more about the movie and the Italian girl. More drawings to come soon!
P.S. How come the spell check on a site like Blogger doesn't even recognize the word blog?