Friday, September 25, 2009

Fur Doodles









21 comments:

Chris leonido said...
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thomas said...

The Rangers need to teach Kaspar some safety and hygiene lessons.

Will you be putting up any Kaspar storyboards?

Iron maiden said...

nice but I think you should work more on the ranger than kaspar

pfundted said...

I agree with Chris, I haven't seen it but I heard Mr Lawrence helped with it (can anyone confirm or deny that for me?) and it has a primo voice cast (Charles Adler, woo-hoo!)

HemlockMan said...

That guy is really growing on me. When will he become a cartoon show?

Andrew Mortlock said...

These are great and the characters and possibilities are amazing, but I reckon you're moving too far away from his early angry, pissed off demeanor. Unless these are just to show off the myriad of his expressions.

Andrew Mortlock said...

Also his gigantic, overpowering shape earlier on was more appealing. Not to say these aren't but the earlier versions were amazing!

Andrew Mortlock said...

Actually on further observation I'm an idiot.

Benjamin Anders said...

These are awesome!
Kaspar looks like such a funny character.

Keep posting these great doodle pages!

Clark Nova said...

this is completely unrelated, but since i've just been watching a bit of The Haunted World of El Superbeasto and the style is obviously more than somewhat derivative of your own (and also not recalling even a mention or comment from you on this film) i figured i'd ask what your thoughts are...have you seen it? will you see it?

AShortt said...

Something about a worried tree is very - very funny.

Whit said...

This Kaspar bear lives and breathes in multiple dimensions simultaneously.

John said...

Woah, those bug things with the pincers are evil - in a cute kinda way.

Toy construction studies here

John A said...

I love it when hand drawn furry animals "bristle". Especially when they're pissed or frustrated.

It seems to me that the only advantage that CG has over drawn animation is the addition of textures and shading, and the truth is that hand drawn animation doesn't suffer in the least for the lack of photo realistic texture. If anything, drawn animation is much more DIRECT at getting its point accross. With a few strokes of a pencil, an artist can indicate all kinds of surfaces like hair, or fur, or feathers in a completely believable way without having to rely on some multimillion dollar mainframe to render tons of distracting nonessential details.

Hand drawn fur is thousands of times more expressive than CG fur and its billions of little hairs. (Would Bugs Bunny be even funnier if he had been covered with artifical grey fuzz? I'm sure WB execs think so) Cartoon fur is much more versitile than synthetic fur. When a cartoon bear bristles, the audience is feeling the character's emotions, when a CG bear bristles, they're loking at all those little hairs.

Trevor Thompson said...

If it weren't just the unbridled experimentation, I might have missed the point. But it's drawn very well on top of that.

It's amazing that you can make such appealing stuff drawing straight ahead.

I love it!

John Young said...

If it's any consolation John, I see absolutely no similarity between your work and that garbage Rob Zombie made. It baffles the mind when people make super exciting things like satan and big-breasted women look sooooooo boring.

Meenx said...

John, I am very jealous of your doodling abilities....

Rick Roberts said...

OT John but you must, MUST watch a film called Aguirre Wrath of God. I saw it tonight and it I was in awe.

Tom said...

The power of the pen or pencil is mightier than any tech advance, be it film or computers. Drawing is the most direct form of artistic expression and sings without undue literal minded embellishments only suits with MBAs can wrap their puny minds around.

David R said...

Hi John,

I revised the last batch of Blair drawings here. Not as good as I had hoped, but at least the effort is there.

You can see it
here

JoseArtist said...

Dear John,

I'm very happy to having found your blog, there are tons of useful information.

However I disagree with your about the basics and techniques to learn drawing that furiously you defend. Through my life I've met many great artists and believe me if I tell you that many of them have mastered drawing trough very different ways. There is never only one truth.

Keep on with your great work!

Regards