This Sunday’s comic is coming… it’s just a little late due to technical difficulties. I wanted to have this placeholder post on the right date for future reference to make it easier to find in the archives. Sunday will still happen even if it doesn’t happen until after midnight! 🙂
One more Hanna-Barbera classic cartoon inspired drawing this month… This time it’s that family of the future, the Jetsons! Meet George Jetson, his boy Elroy, Jane his wife, and daughter Judy all in their future car going somewhere… Sorry no Astro or Rosie, but the spaceship was getting crowded!
Once again I went with a mix of old-school and new-school to complete this illustration. Beginning with the pencil sketch to get everybody, and everything, in place… then scanned, inked, and colored digitally. If you compare the finished piece above with my pencil sketch below, you can see a few tweaks here and there, especially in the faces… but for the most part I had a solid sketch to help me create the final drawing.
It’s a little ironic to me, to be looking back in time at a classic cartoon set in the future! Think about that for a minute without your brain exploding… then let me know what you think of this one. Remember, if you are interested in requesting my services as an Illustrator, please use the Contact page and let me know as much as you can about your request.
Speed Buggy isn’t the only classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon that I remember fondly from my childhood. I also loved Captain Caaaavemaaaaaan! His battle cry, his enigmatic Popeye-esque mumbling, and strange sense of misunderstanding were fun things as a kid watching Saturday morning cartoons.
For this one it was back to the literal drawing board as I wanted a more organic feel to the illustration… So, I used my hybrid process and roughed out the initial sketch by hand with pencil. You will see some things in the pencil sketch below that I fixed or changed completely in the final digital rendering above.
I like using this process because I get to interject a little more of my own style into the pencil sketch, but then finishing digitally on the computer lets me have cleaner lines and tweak the size and shapes much easier to get the final drawing to look just like how I want it to look. I also end up with a piece of unfinished art (the sketch) that exists as a real thing, which is something I don’t have when I create something entirely in the computer realm.
By the by… you’ll note that I actually drew this back in July. I’ve just had other things to work on and draw that kept me from blogging about this one until today. Please let me know what you think, especially if you are a fan of Cavey! Hmm… I wonder how he attained the rank of Captain anyway? Oh well, always remember… Unga Bunga! 🙂
Remember, if you are interested in requesting my services as an Illustrator, please use the Contact page and let me know as much as you can about your request.