Sunday, 21 June 2009

Hanna Barbera studies

Here's a bunch of assorted studies of classic HB characters I did as practice for some character designs I did for a project I'm working on for somebody (yes, I was aiming for that sort of style, I know alot of cartoons these days use designs originating from Ed Benedict's, but I wanted to go back to the source rather than taking the really angular, inorganic direction they've taken over the years).

I think almost everything here was thieved from John K's blog.

Barney's so easy to draw.

I did some Jetsons studies, but decided I didn't want to go with such an angular style. I prefer the more organic earlier stuff.
A couple from the Flintstones: On the Rocks special. I wonder what people think of that movie. I thought it was pretty funny but Fred's such an asshole in it he almost loses any likeability. He was never that bad in the cartoons, was he? Some Carlo Vinci drawings. I love this guy's stuff!
I actually find Fred kind of hard to construct. Am I doing him right? It feels a big vague to me to just do that head shape straight off. Is it meant to be made of more shapes, or what? Some of these might look like I just drew them freehand rather than constructing them, but I swear I was trying to do it right. I don't think I always GOT it right, though. Oh well, we learn.

1 comment:

  1. nice work (personal work and studies),

    I just started to study cartoon more seriusly.. and will link this blog to mine to came here more often.

    thanks for the inspiration :)