Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Last Bamm Bamm and the Beauty Of Variations Upon A Style

Here are the last paintings from the Norm McGary book.

I love how old cartoon paintings have so many varieties of styles and approaches.Each painter will take the basic studio style-in this case Hanna Barbera, and do his own own particular variation on it.
These last 3 are Mel Crawford and use a very different approach to design and painting than the Bamm Bamm comic.

Nowadays we only have 2 cartoon illustration painting styles - the video box airbrush style, which is not a style at all, and the faux Mel Crawford Golden book style that started in the last decade and a half.

I'll post more of those Crawford books soon.