Friday, December 28, 2012
Fan Art Friday
In last week's Fan Art Friday, I posted a gorgeous group portrait from Antonio Alfaro Patino. This week, I'm proud to present Patino's crazy-eyed caricature of Sandy. Just look at those wild and wondrous lines! I am supremely jealous!
A couple of other things I'm equally envious of:
The highly-stylized, super-simplified background shapes. The clouds and plant life are pure UPA, while the teetering rock formations look like something straight out of George Herriman's Krazy Kat. It's like a Whitman's Sampler of classic cartooning!
Sandy's left eye. The way Patino bent the bottom of it, it sorta reminds me of John Kricfalusi's (Ren & Stimpy) work -- only less intentionally grotesque and more immediately adorable. It instantly communicates Sandy's heightened hyperactivity, with just a dash of her latent lunacy.
Sandy's little dragon friend. Check out the diminutive dino's goofy grin. Patino gave the li'l lizard the same top two teeth as Sandy!
Seriously, someone really oughta hire this guy to do a Croods coloring book.
To see more of Antonio's art, click here.