Captain Caveman to the Rescue

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.

Captain Caveman

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.

Captain Caveman Sketch

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! 🙂

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4 responses

  1. Oh, so many memories, I too enjoyed Captain Caveman… and Wacky races.

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    1. I only remember the Wacky Races vaguely… I think I was watching other things by then. I remember the Laff-O-Lympics, though, which I think is kind of the same thing as Wacky Races… wasn’t it?

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  2. Hey, I remember him!!
    I like your style! Nice job!

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    1. Thanks… Is it weird that I’m most proud of the tongue? Seriously… when I finished the drawing, I looked at it from a distance and was happy I captured a dog-like panting perspective for it.

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