It’s Epic Friday! These days can be for fantasy comics or child-like wish fulfillment. So today I wanted to draw a picture of something really cool – my childhood teddy bear growing giant and carrying me to school! (Actually this is a hybrid of my bear and my brother Mark’s bear. His bear had a round body like this, but stubby legs. My bear had long limbs, but a beat-up not-so-cute face. So I took the best of both bears.)
Yes, that is a Crayola Crayon sky! It’s a color called “robin’s egg blue” from the 120-pack. Back in my day, the alternatives to blue were cornflower and periwinkle, both of which sucked. Today’s kids: you are lucky!
Have a great weekend, everybody! See you tomorrow for Weekend Kids #5!
As I wrote in yesterday’s entry, during the summer months when I have more time I’m going to start posting on Saturdays and Sundays. Again, the posts can be anything. I want it to be fun, and it’s really just for the folks who might pop by to see what’s happenin,’ and the hardcore fans. Missing the weekend posts won’t matter if you are strictly following the comics from the Mister G Kids world. They’re just for fun!
So this is my first one, and I figured, what the heck, I would show you what I worked on yesterday to do Kitten Kids.
I wanted the kitties to be cute, but also to look like they belong in the world of MGK. I noticed that lots of kiitten drawings feature huge eyes. Eyes are small and black in MGK, so I wanted to find a way to make that work. Freakishly large eyes were scaring me when I drew them.
For Elizabeth, the reference point was the drawing of a kitten in my old post Kitten that tons of people really liked. That particular kitten has solid-colored eyes, without the white part. So I wanted to achieve that again. You’ll note that Tommy has black eyes, but his fur color suggests white around his eyes, without explicitly drawing them. I like how they turned out. Tommy looks a little bit like Yoda, but I’m ok with that, haha!
Lol, Hello Kitty was in there partly as a joke, but I did like how her head is huge and her eyes are little, so it was a reference point too.