Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
I still have this stuffed horse, his name is Harvey, and with some of the tears he has he might as well be a zombie. This was a nice stress relief and fun as I've been on a bit of an art block, at least in terms of personal art. So behold! Harvey has risen!
Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Yeah, I made this a while back at the old office. But I didn't wanna cheat on the Cartoon theme and use old art! That'd be no fun at all, right?
Not easy to draw straight-ahead with a pen, I like a challenge! Enjoy.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Saturday, July 31, 2010
When I was growing up we only had 3 channels so I only got cartoons on Saturday morning. The earliest one I can remember being a favorite was "The Super Friends". I remember one episode in particular where Mxyzptlk sent the Super Friends to Oz. Aquaman became the Scarecrow, Superman turned into the Tin Woodsman and Wonder Woman was the Cowardly Lion. You can watch it here.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Super great Italian (I think) cartoon that ran on TV when I was a kid.
A lesson in simplicity, design (I butchered the beautiful thick-and-thin line here, but hey, it's a "sketch", right, hehe) and awesome comedic timing.
The Swedish title means "Linus on the line", but I think the original is called "La Linia".
Check out one short and funny episode here:
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
My favorite character was Sailor Mercury... probably because she was blue, haha. And I saw the Hong Kong released version which was also several seasons ahead of the US releases. (I was quite disappointed when we moved here and I saw that they were only on the first season when I had been watching up until 4th/5th season, yay chinatown pirated versions!)
Eventually the series became too long/complicated for me to follow... (holy crap 200 episodes?!)
Anywho, here's a quick sketch of Sailor Mercury! Done on my tablet so straight lines are squiggly... I also haven't drawn people in a while so excuse any anatomy flaws ^_^
I have no idea why I made her so busty since in the series she's only like 14 or something... so a grown-up version? lol.
Coming off of Transformers and G.I.Joe- where all the pilots were able to safely eject just before their vehicles exploded- a show where two main characters die for real was a revelation. Still my favorite mech designs all these years later. Plus I was somehow sucked into the Rick/MinMei/Lisa love triangle before I thought kissing was anything other than gross. Max and Miriam, the SDF-1 punching a hole through a Zentradi battleship, protoculture- whatever the hell that was, and hundreds and hundreds of missile trails. I missed it so much when it went off the air and was estatic to finally be able to own it on DVD when it came out a few years back.
Clear cut "Mazinger versus evil giant robot of the week" show. Even though it was one of my favorites, at one point it did feel like the series was never going to end. Thanks to Wiki, now I know it's 92 episodes long (!).
Show's even featured a half guy half girl enemy. Revolutionary in many ways.
Though the design can't be less generic, it's just a jester suit with a split face:
Another highlight is that the female robot fires missiles from a certain body part. That soon became a highly discussed feature among the kids.
And here's the locally infamous Taiwan edition theme, in case you didn't grow up there.
Posted by Max Mao at 12:59 PM