Friday, February 22, 2013
Fan Art Friday
Today's first piece of fan art is from W. Means. It's a super-sassy portrait of Eep and the man-eating plant that she wrestled in Chris Sanders' Croods storyboards. I've been doing this blog for a little over a year, and this is the first time I've seen anyone draw Eep in this particular style. It reminds me of the 70/80s MAD Magazine art, with a bit of old-timey fairground caricature in there for added zing. From the flirty pose to the cocky facial expression, W. Means' Eep is oozing with attitude and appeal.
Come to think of it, Chris Sanders would probably get a kick out this pic, too. Heaven knows he loves the cutie-pie pin-ups, arched arches and curled toes!
These next two drawings were done by former Fan Art Friday contributor, Michael (a.k.a. Cliffjumperprime2). Michael's original submissions were a trio of colorful critter still lifes. This time around, Michael has upped the ante, adding action poses, landscapes and additional critters to his drawings. What's more, each of these drawings TELLS A STORY.
In the first drawing, we see one of those ludicrous-looking liyotes being chased by a piranhakeet. The way Michael drew the liyote's tongue dangling out of his mouth, blowing in the breeze, cracks me up. The second drawing portrays a slightly more serene scene. In it, we see the Macawnivore (a.k.a. Chunky Death!) watching from the top of a cliff as a couple of crocopups gnaw on what's left of some poor critter's skeleton. As a Disneyland die-hard, this scene immediately brought to mind the moment in The Jungle Cruise where your boat happens upon a family of lions eating a zebra. ("Look, kids. It’s Simba and Nala from The Lion King. Aw, that Zebra is dead tired.") For that alone: ALL-CAPS KUDOS.
One more strange compliment: I really like the almost sinewy look of the cliff in the second drawing. It kinda looks like muscle tissue, but clearly reads as rock. It's a new approach, and I think it works wonderfully.