Thursday, April 05, 2007

"No, WHAT'S A MATTA U!?!"


Apparently, at the summer reunion, Rocky has decided he's sick of living in the shadow of Bullwinkle & all of his stupid catch phrases. Or, maybe this is what happens when you give a 1 1/2 ft., 35 lb., flying squirrel too many martinis.

19 comments:

Nathan Lindsay said...

UNBEFREAKINLIEVABLE!
This is so cool. oh the cartoon memories coming rushing in. This is great Bryan. wowza.

S.T. Lewis said...

Holy crap! I don't even know what to say about this. I want to hurry and delete mine... and everything else I've ever drawn. I was thinking Dudley Do-Right could be a whole topic on his own, but you've just covered... well... everything! Should we just move on to the next topic? There's no beating this. You're the man, Bryan. Beautiful work, sir.

Ken Chandler said...

Nothing enlivens a party like a flying squirrel and a moose going at it. Very funny Bryan. You've nailed them all, even the fairy. Gotta love this.

You have one of those computers where you type in what you want, hit a button, and it does all the work for you, don't you? It's okay to admit it. You amaze me Bryan.

Ken Chandler said...

Oh, and Shane, don't delete your post. That would be a crime.

Peter said...

Are you kidding me!? It should be ILLEGAL to put this much into a Toon Club drawing!

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I feel like I'm in a historical museum. Nice, very nice, Bryan!

pamo said...

how do you remember all this stuff? i can barely remember what cartoons i watched, much less all 20 characters....you know when you do this much work on toon club, it makes me think you don't have enough chores at home. ;) (i'm totally kiddig)

pamo said...

i don't know what "kiddig" means.

sarah said...

Awesome. I love the detail and how on model everyone is. I also love that Bullwinkle just got punched in the face. :)

I'm curious to know how long something like this takes you? Really wonderful.

Nathan Lindsay said...

"It should be ILLEGAL to put this much into a Toon Club drawing!"

This is a professional showcase. Shouldn't we all be putting up our best work?

B Beach said...

Ugggh, yes, I definitely spent more time on this one than I really have the time to do, but sometimes I get so excited about recreating ALL the characters, that I can't stop & end up staying up WAAYYY too late.

On this one, I probably spent the following:
3-4 hrs. sketching characters
4-5 hrs. outlining them in Illustrator
4-5 hrs. coloring & adding shade & details
2 hrs. on the background & other details
So probably 14-16 hrs. total.

I typically don't have this much time to spend on "free" work during the week, but my freelance has been a little slow & I got going on this one and couldn't stop! If I just do one or two characters without much background to consider, I probably spend a total of 3-5 hrs.

Is this normal? I'd love to know how much time everyone else spends on their Toon Club submissions. Everyone? ...Anyone?

Joe Fowler said...

I like it.








I talked to you at work, leave me alone.

S.T. Lewis said...

Ten minutes tops for me. No - actually I normally spend between about one and five hours on mine, depending on how complex it is. My Tortoise and Hare took me closer to about seven or eight probably. This week I spent closer to about an hour... no background and simplified characters will do that.

Nathan Lindsay said...

Here are my averages:

20-30 min. sketching characters
20 min. cleaning up the drawing
2-8 hrs. painting
all my life avoiding backgrounds.

So I usually spend about 8 hours or so on mine -broken up between a few sessions.

Ken Chandler said...
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Ken Chandler said...

I generally spend about 3-8 hours on my sketches. "Stillson" (my imaginary friend) was more like 1.5 (with about 10 minutes spent on the sketch-- if that). He was a really simple character with really simple colors and very little clean up. In retrospect, most of the time spent on that drawing was spent trying to figure out what colors to use on him + background. I get really wrapped up the details, cleaning up lines and refining shapes, etc... so it generally takes me 3 hours to do what Shane would pump out in 1 hour. (Not that I'm arrogant enough to compare myself with the unparalleled talents of S.T. Lewis.)

I just enjoy the creative process and sometimes get so caught up in it that I forget that time is ticking away. (This makes my wife nuts). Sorry sweetie.

Peter said...

Nathan, when I said "this should be illegal", I was merely exaggerating my exhasperation at this exhausting example of excellent artistic execution!

No, I don't put nearly that much effort into my posts :P I guess I usually draw and color mine in 1-3 hours altogether. Then I go play video games.

Adrian Ropp said...

Good heavens, Bryan. Am I not giving you enough work during the week? I want this as a print for my office! Absolutely stunning and fun, and I have to give a big pat on the back to anyone who works Snydley Whiplash and Aesop and Song into any post.

Blogerts said...

Excellent work! I usually spend about 36 hours on my sketch, then 10 minutes cleaning it up, then 324 hours painting it (no sleep). It makes me mad how quickly Shane works, and I guarantee you I couldn't pump Bryan's detailed quality out in 14 hours.

Dee Waterfield said...

I loved the moose and squirrel that my sons watched. Where can I find a sweatshirt for "Whatsa Matter U?"
The child in me still lives.