Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Gator girl

I've been working on character designs for my short film called "Freedom Train". This is the only daughter of the Quaker gator family that helps the slave dog family across the Underground Railroad. She been naughty and getting chewed out by Dad.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Toby Shelton's Toothless

Please check out Toby Shelton's blog. He has such great drawings and instruction for those of us learning the craft. Thank you so much Toby. Here's my attempt at some of his drawings from early versions of toothless. I really like his rendition.

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Kiss

I screen captured this scene from Disney's "Brave Little Tailor". I believe Fred Moore drew this. It was a joy to put together. Fred rocks!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Screwy Rabbit

I saw a CGI clip of Roger Rabbit on Cartoon Brew that got me thinking of the original movie. I found this great take from the scene where Roger drinks some liquor. The bent up ears were so enjoyable to draw. I love cartoons.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Cookie's Jar

A friend of mine draws dragons alot and I did a version of one of his characters called "Cookie". I'm trying to work on straights against curves.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Jungle Book Girl

I found this great Jungle Book model sheet of "The Girl" at Animation Archive. Check it out here. I decided to try drawing a headshot of one of the poses. The softness of the face and wistful look had me erasing and erasing to try to get it right.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Bee Boppin'

This little bee was fun to draw. I found him on an unreleased short from Disney called "Plight Of The Bumble Bee". Since I'm a big Fred Moore fan, this was quite a find. Here he is bouncing up and down on his stinger buzzing away to some Bebop.

Plight Bee

Laughing Bunny

Here's my attempt at one of the Sleeping Beauty bunnies. I located it on a model sheet found here.

The straights against curves are great!

laughing bunny

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

B.B.'s Place

I came up with this idea for a tv show called B.B.'s Place about a diner in the south where all the city folks pass through. It has some fun with the differences between country and city life. Here are some of the characters from the diner.

Meet Barn Bunny or as his friends call him B.B. He's the owner of the local diner/gas station/repair shop. B.B. is laid back and sincere. Most all the town comes to his place to have a burger and chat awhile. The town is very country and is just off the highway where many city folks commute to work. So there are a variety of characters that love to visit B.B.s Place. Here he is working and welcoming someone new.

This is Clem (An Opossum). He's the mechanic who also pumps gas for B.B.'s Place. Being B.B.'s right hand man has him always working. Clem is suspicious of just about everything especially city folk. He's a hard worker and is best friends with B.B. There's a soft spot in there somewhere...you just got to get to know him.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Here are the character designs for Java Joy. The son's name is Garth and the Dad's Harold. The last picture depicts Harold waiting impatiently for his coffee. He's just a little addicted.



Harold waiting

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Java Joy - Story Board Thingy

I was having a little fun doodling a Hippo Father and Son. Dad is happy go lucky and the Son is dark and moody. Came up with an idea for a quick story and here it is.

Java Joy

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Bugs From Behind

Here is Bugs from the hind quarters. This was a great lesson. Took me a while to get the hands together.


Monday, February 1, 2010

Bob Clampett's Bugs 1943

Bob Clampett had a great Bug Bunny with Warners. I found this model sheet on John K.'s blog that has a laughing Bugs. So I had to try it out. You can see the model sheet here.


Sunday, January 17, 2010

Claude the cat is worried

This is from a scene in Chuck Jones' "Cheese Chasers". Claude has had it and is ready to be massacred by a dog. I don't show the dog pulling off Claude's blindfold. I just wanted to get the cat's feelings. Claude is one of my favorite Warner Brother's characters and this is one of the best shows he's in.


Friday, January 15, 2010

Red Hot Riding Hood

Here's another one I wasn't sure if I could make it through. I drew the line of action first and build upon that. I've always been self conscience about how my female drawings will come out. Took awhile to get this one together.

Red Hot Riding Hood - Preston Blair

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Rabbit Unsure

I screen captured this pose of Rabbit from "Winnie The Pooh and Tigger Too!" I thought I'd try to do some constructing and see if I could get a likeness. Rabbit is like a tear drop body. As I was drawing, I could see how his unsure look was put together. The upper lip, the scrunch in his nose, just a little eyelid droop, hands down and crossed, and ears sagging a bit. His lower body has a heaviness to it. Don Bluth did a great job in creating an emotion not just on the face, but with the body too.

Rabbit unsure

Monday, January 11, 2010

Here's my first shot at doing a Freddie Moore girl. You can check out an excellent depository of all things Freddie Moore here . It's a spanish blog and has some great stuff!

Freddie Moore girl 1

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Boxing Bunny

This guy was a challenge to draw. The construction really shows the line of action. Preston makes it look so easy. It ain't!

Boxing Bunny

Friday, January 8, 2010

Tom in a mood

Working on some more Preston Blair drawings. This one was a bit of a workout with the crisscrossed arms. He is not a happy camper!

Tom not happy