Tuesday, June 03, 2008

The Bad Catholic Girls Models

Besides these 3 girls having slightly different designs and builds, there is another point in the panels I could talk about.
The characters interact. They don't just line up all parallel to each other.
They move in and out of each other's spaces. They react to each other's movements.


They are all acting independently. When doing this, you have to be careful to still make their different poses add up to a clear overall composition, so it doesn't look chaotic.





Even their legs move independently.

And they have knees made of both flesh and bone, not just cartoonskin.

31 comments:

Andy said...

Hot damn!!!

Ardy said...

I went to Catholic School. I have herpes.

eyeslikesugar said...

I thoroughly enjoyed this.
=D

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

!!!

Julián Höek said...

hottest knees in cartoon histoy!

Katie said...

As a kid I remember loving that the 3 girls were different, and their separate designs really stood out to me. It always made me mad that no one ever noticed the coloring error where the blonde's and brunette's colors were swapped!

Jorge Garrido said...

Oh man, those legs bring back some recent memories...I think I'll visit my high school this week.

Dan said...

john, these are sooooo awesome!!! very veRY VERY EXPRESSIVE. I LOVE IT.
when you mentioned character's interation, I remember when i read japanese comic book, for some reason, even the drawings are not as skillful, I often feel they are more alive than the American ones. Im not sure if that is where the differences are? I grow up with Japanese comics, often feel they are very different from americans but cant really tell why.

Paul B said...

Hi John!

wow! this has everything that a man could like.

hot curves
funny shapes
voluminous pieces of meat
appealing and graceful girls

thanks for the eye candy john!

HEY! COME TO SEE MY DRAWING PLEASE!
have I been progressing?

Your fan, Paul.

vicki nerino said...

love these girls.
such amazing movement and expression. you never cease to amaze me john.

lastangelman said...

Excellent lesson, especially the bit about having real flesh and bone, not cartoon skin.
Great, great, great.

limaCAT said...

Oh my god panties!!!

Booo Tooons Ltd. said...

It's weird seeing these drawings without color.

When I saw them in Comic Book, I never thought the drawings were cluttered, but now that there's no color to distinguish the shapes, sometimes my eyes glase over and get a feeling of confusion.

But somehow, I'm always able to focus in on their butts.

- trevor.

Pat McMicheal said...

WOW...That last frame is incredible and so well drawn. Those legs and knees! Not to mention the movement in the cloth. I'm also liking how it was cropped!

Brian said...

Those are a lot of fun ... I can't stop thinking about the panel with the word balloon coming out of their underwear!!!

flashcartoons said...

what i would give to be able to draw girls like that, even the line work is great

very jealous

Mick said...

it's all very well fella but that wire fence is an indulgence that lends only heavy handed confusion to the bunch

Booo Tooons Ltd. said...

So, Tinkerbell would be a case of realistic anatomy with cartoon skin? Or do I have that wrong?

- trevor.

Mr. Semaj said...

Is there going to be a story where Sody meets these girls?

Williaint said...

My instructor and some other students were talking about the flow of symmetry the other day in class; how somewhere along the line Disney animations began using a lot of symmetrical walk cycles, and movement for all of their characters.

You'd want this particular walk to be very 'frilly', and flowing smooth like a flag, which is why having their knees together in a march would conjure up feelings of a hard march. Probably not that sexy.

skitch said...

yeah, suuuuuuuure
you just wanted to show off them catholic school girl knees. that's fine, they're drawn ...umm...very nicely?

Shawn said...

Ugh, MAN knees!!!!

Captain Napalm said...

So, umm....what the hell is that ass SAYING?! (Other than the obvious possibility...)

Mitch L said...

Haha I remembered this one. Ive seen this one for the first time a year ago from a colleague. Especially the knees, thats really weird remembering the knees.

The construction is really tricky for these girls.

I drew Sody for the first time! Need to do that more.

sody

ChrisL said...

Best knees in all of cartoon-dom, right there, people.

Phantom Spitter said...

The empty speech balloon reminds me of the infernal question: How do you spell the sound of a fart? Is it "pfft", or "brap", or maybe "gdfoynghpx"? This stuff keeps me up at night. How DO you spell it?

thegreatsatan said...

seriously, that would be the best coloring book ever.

SoleilSmile said...

And my friends wonder why I wear a unitard under my skirts---even the ankle length ones. Jeans under a skirt is fun too. Keeps the wolves away.

Fuzzy Duck said...

Gossiping asses! I love it!

Tyrone said...

Hello JohnK,

Long time fan first time poster &c.

I feel like such an interloper for even asking, but: What is this from?

One of the girls looks like the woman that Jim Woodring draws.

Anyway, great stuff. Love your work.

rodineisilveira said...

"Good girls go to the Heaven.
Bad girls go everywhere."