Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Here are some drawings made during the preparation for my last month's big Betty Boop picture (currently exhibited at the "Golden Age of Comics and Animation" art show in Philadelphia).
These sketches were drawn with lot of improvisation and mostly without reference, so they're not strictly on-model. Most of today's Betty Boop merchandise is too much on-model anyway, and I prefer to explore various different ways to draw miss Boop. It's such a funny and flexible character, and her early pre-code films (from 1930-34) are among the best and most imaginative cartoons ever made. This is just a small selection of my BB sketches... I'll post more of them some other time.