Thursday, January 11, 2007

Sody meets Raketeena for Raketu

This stuff will be animated real soon...



It is sometimes hard to balance between sexy and cartoony, but I'm trying for it.


49 comments:

Charlie J. said...

WOW!!!!
Best ad I've seen in years, and I haven't even seen it yet! I can't wait untill they have raketu for mac!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!!! Absolutely beautiful!!!

lyris said...

...and succeeding, by the looks of it :D

Jorge Garrido said...

Those big expressive eyes slay me! I can't wait for this thing!

I bought those R&S Seasons 3-5 DVD's yesterday but now my eyes are washed out again! Thanks, John!

Max Ward said...

HOLY COW!

Anonymous said...

Hey everybody! I'm fairly new here. I've been reading here for a long time and finally decided to post. I just wanted to say I LOVE this blog! It teaches me all kinds of stuff I never learned in school. All the stuff I wanted to learn but wasn't "commercially viable". So now I work in the video game industry. I know I know, I'm part of the problem...Maya, Photoshop, all that crap. Yes, I'm a sell out, and I'm getting old. But I hope that I can still learn something from you John. Your work always inspired me. Well, you and Bob Clampett.
Loved the Flinstones BG lessons. And I agree...why can't cartoons go back to this stuff?! I'm hopeful that one day it will bounce back, however.

Ted said...

Why balance? Nothing sells like nipples. You weren't hurt by a mammal recently and are feeling nipshy, are you?

Aggie said...

She's adorable! I'm already very excited!

Anonymous said...

Looks good so far. I look forward to seeing more.

Anonymous said...

FREAKIN'AWESOME!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Really, good work, men!!!
Todavía me llama la atención cómo dibujas las expresiones en tus personajes...muy grotesca y expresionista.
I liked very much your draws...Why do you maked more cartoons to TV?
In my country is hard to see Ren & Stimpy Show...
Anyway...
That's all folcks!!

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful drawings. John K. rocks.

murrayb said...

That's some kick ass posing. The second one makes me feel all funny inside.

I love those mouth shapes, So inventive.The "LLL" of "brilliant" on the lower lip? neato. When I tried saying myself it makes perfect sense.

JohnK said...

Well Murray,

hopefully you'll be animating her next week!

Adam B said...
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Adam B said...

wow wow wee wa! thats a spicy cartoonie! Whats the running time of this?

sean said...

good stuff indeed, she's beautiful

Anonymous said...

Holy frick!
Sody is just a total feast for the eyes in all of her jiggly, springy, enthusiastic glory (I know that there is no actual jiggling going on in these drawings, I’m just fillin in the blanks). The poses are just a blast to look at. Your animators must literally chomp at the bit to get a hold of this stuff and run with it. I gotta say, you and the yours at Spumco are on fire of late. From the new r&s “life sucks” cartoon to the stuff you’ve been knocking out on this ad work you’ve been doing is just first rate.

I just stumbled on your blog a few weeks ago and I’m utterly, helplessly, hooked. Your series on BG art continues to be a revalation. Interesting, informative, educational and a little depressing, considering the current state of bland that seems to have taken over cartoon art. Anyhow, I really don’t know why you are making such an effort with the educational tack you’ve taken but I’m sure as hell glad you are. –I’m literally gobbling this stuff up, man.

Thanks John (“You’re quite mad, you know.”)

Anonymous said...

Definately succeeding. If Betty and Wilma had moved like this I would have grown up a better man.

Anonymous said...

I wish you'd let me animate something for you John....sigh. SOMEDAY MAN! SOMEDAY!!! :)

pbn1 said...

Sexy - yep. She has me questioning my own integrity. Lovely jubblies.

Anonymous said...

Boing!!

Anonymous said...

theses drawing are awesome. i'm in complete awe. let me proceed:

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Anonymous said...

Hi John,
the key poses look great. Hope you post the penciltest as soon as it's done! I love to see the animation process, do you will animate this yourself or will it be done by others!

Great stuff,

Anonymous said...

I love seeing the way this evolves from the lined paper sketches to these. I'm excited to see the finished product. It looks great.

Balancing sexy and cartoony is a difficult thing to do, but you do a great job of it. It seems like a lot of the time when a "sexy" character is made, she may look allright but the animators are afraid to move her like a real cartoon, and cause the character to be lifeless and boring instead of cute and sexy like the girls in your cartoons.

The Butcher said...

The one where she says "Brilliant" looks like a Katie Rice drawing to me. Did you draw it?

Anonymous said...

Great drawings, as always.
When are we gonna grab breakfast? I need to hand over your Shitlog.

Anonymous said...

I like her monkey mouth.

JohnK said...

>>The one where she says "Brilliant" looks like a Katie Rice drawing to me. Did you draw it?<<

Yeah. Finally her lessons are sinking in!

Anonymous said...

Very nice work indeed. Is the contest still open where we write a review of Raketu?(sorry for my inane questioning)

Tibby said...

Wonderful! I can't wait for the pencil tests! Wooooo!

I got Don Bluth's books on animation and Storyboarding and I simply love them as much as Prestons. I adore Don Bluth. I wondered if the great John K. has anything to say about the great Bluth?

On an issue that continues to bug me about some of the points you bring up Mr. Krisfalusi. The problem with the animation world is not do to a lack of talent or appreciation for the principals - it's due to the fact that there are no jobs (except maybe overseas). When the traditional animation jobs return to local shores, and hopeful students can learn from working along side the masters, like yourself - then perhaps we can see an improvement and a rewvival in the animation industry again. Bring the jobs back, and you'll save the animation world. I don't like it when you try to blame a lack of art talent because there are soooo many extreemely talented hopefuls (like myself) who are just waiting to apply our learned works to a show or a piece. if only we had a job to apply our talents too .... that is the real problem with this industry.

I know you dislike the cartoons of the 1980s like Transformers. But check out the main original art director Floro Dery's work. I idolize his stuff too - its fabulous, it's too bad Mr. Dery doesn't get the credit he deserves for his designs on that old Transformers cartoon show.

http://hometown.aol.com/kuest144/ <--- Floro Dery's art

Anonymous said...

Stunning! You've really been on a creative high recently, keep it up!

Anonymous said...

These are really nice! I really like the Raketu fairy.

BTW John - you still owe me a sketch. ;)

Anonymous said...

I'm loving this rough sketches! They are so alife. I also like Sody being the star of the show for once. It seems she didn't have a big role in the flash Goddamn George Liquor Series or in the Spumco Comic Books. She's not just another sexy girl, she is quite a sympathetic character, the young energy she seems to have. I can wait to see this animated!

Hryma said...

I love Sody.

Shawn said...

Wow!!!!!!! I love how loose and cartoony your art is!!!!!!!

What are these? Layout or key animation drawings?

They're beautiful!!!!

Anonymous said...

Just quick: Yes, you learned from Katie, and you also put your own funny into the drawings. E.G.: the butt. Granted you had to sacrifice some sexy, but it is WORTH it. I get all primed to giggle just looking at her goofy buttocks, as with the mouth. So Mazeltov.

Josh "Just What the Doctor Ordered" Heisie said...

What would those teenage girls do if they knew a fifty year old cartoonist was leering at them? I suppose it happens all the time.

I love it! And since I'm a teenager myself I feel no guilt taking amusement in your dirtyish pictures! That Sody Pop is hella sexy.

Anonymous said...

I love the way her arse scoots over the chair seat!

Mish said...

Hey John,
I go to an "animation school" where all hopes of learning how to animate are lost. Even though I plan on getting out of there, I don't suppose you'd want to come in as a guest artist and give a lecture about animation and how important it is?

Pretty much everything that comes out of this college sucks.

The college is "Ex'Pression College for Digital Art".
If you're interested, I'm pretty positive about making an arrangement to have you over as a guest. They do it every-so-often.

Thanks

Nico said...

I can't comprehend the amount of life and happiness that these drawings are packed with. SO fun to look at. My favorite is drawing 3; the legs, feet, hands, eyes... beautiful!

Who will be voicing Sody, john??

juvenile_cyle said...

Great stuff. I love it. Attractive and fun. I can't wait to see it animated.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Amazingly Fresh to look at!

Anonymous said...

Walking the thin line between sexy and cartoony... great job as usual.

Pedro Vargas said...

Remarkable! Very nice, and smooth, and fluid and super cartoony to top it off! Just how any cartoon girl drawing should be! I can't wait to see these animated!

Mr. Semaj said...

That's SO hot!

I can hardly wait! :D

Gabriel said...

don't you have the audio already? Is it normal to go into this level of detail before recording the voices?

Ben Pixen said...
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Scott said...

Those are some real human expressions!