Tuesday, September 13, 2011
This is the last Weirdo of the Day. I wanted to do thirteen off-the-cuff quick sketches that pushed me out of my comfort zone. I normally work in a realistic fashion, but I thought this was a good opportunity to go big. I like some of the results, and it was nice to do something random. I have a project in the works, so I may turn my attention to that for the time being. Maybe the Weirdos will make their return eventually.
Monday, September 12, 2011
Cartoons aren't what they used to be. Warner Brothers cartoons such as this classic exemplify a kind of tasteful insanity that seems absent from the airwaves today. The legendary Maurice Noble co-directed this, and if you look at the layouts, they are very dynamic. The designs are elegantly stylish and they give you a great mood. Story wise, the timeless gags build on one another until the level of absurdity skyrockets with the catapult at the end.