Friday, March 31, 2006

The Wizard of Oz

This is what happens when a flying, torch-gifting monkey meets a heartless Tin Man, a mindless Scarecrow, and a wimpy Lion. What a weird story. Dorothy is arm-wrestling the Witch off screen. That was my first sketch.

7 comments:

Joe Fowler said...

That is a riot, and the lion looks like a pill bug with an afro!

Adrian Ropp said...

Wow, nice work. Somehow you are always able to one of the characters into a jerk. Where does that ability come from?

I love your designs here, especially since you have made the monkey far less frightening that the blue face ones from the movie. I wonder, though... Is Lion more afraid of the flames or the monkey?

Jedulous said...

I love the lion. Awesome. Way to put a fez on that monkey too. I thik your lion wins for comic effect. neat.

Seth Hippen said...

This is rad, man! Great expressions, great concept, and the villainous monkey is very scary. He's just so cute and cudley; the scarriest villains are the subtle ones. Good job!

Swanimator said...

Nicely done Shane. I love the character designs. The expression on Lion is fabulous. Where was this monkey when King Louie was looking for "man's red flower?"

Anonymous said...

This picture makes me *SO HAPPY,* Shane. I may need to print it out and put it over my cupboard. Yes, THAT'S how good it is. That monkey gets me every time.

Artist Anika said...

Very reflective of their personalities. I particularly love the "heartless" Tin Man who is laughing at the "brainless" Scarecrow. Masterful capture of humor and a beautiful piece.