Tuesday, October 14, 2014

COLORS OF THE WORLD


I'VE BEEN EXCITED TO GET TO WORK ON THIS SPICE GIRLS PAPER DOLL SET FOR A WHILE. THE FINALE LOOKS FROM THE 2007 RETURN OF THE SPICE GIRLS TOUR REPRESENT THE ICONIC SILHOUETTES AND COLOR CHOICES OF THE 5 GIRLS. NOW, WE KNOW VICTORIA USUALLY CHOOSES TO WEAR BLACK, BUT WHEN THE GIRLS HAVE TO WEAR A BRIGHT COLOR SHE ALWAYS SEEMS TO WIND UP IN GREEN.

THE GIRLS ORIGINALLY HAD A DIFFERENT, MILITARY INSPIRED SET OF COSTUMES FOR THE FINALE OF THE SHOW, BUT THOSE SEEM TO HAVE BEEN SWITCHED OUT FOR THE ONES PICTURED ABOVE QUITE QUICKLY. I'LL PROBABLY DRAW THOSE LOOKS IN THE FUTURE AS WELL.

Monday, September 22, 2014

WANNABE!


HERE WE HAVE THE SPICE GIRLS IN THE LOOKS THAT STARTED IT ALL: THE WANNABE VIDEO! THIS IS HOW THE GIRLS LOOKED THE FIRST TIME WE EVER SAW THEM IN JULY 1996. RIGHT FROM THE START EACH GIRLS HAS THE BASIS OF HER ICONIC LOOK. EMMA IS LIGHT COLORS, PLATFORM WEDGES AND PIGTAILS. GERI IN GARISH, SKIMPY VINTAGE W/ TOWERING WESTWOOD PLATFORMS. MEL C IS HER TRACK SUIT AND HIGH PONYTAIL. VICTORIA IN A CLASSIC LBD (LITTLE BLACK DRESS) AND MEL B IN FIGURE BARING LOUD PRINTS.

IT WAS ACTUALLY HARD TO FIND A GOOD CLEAR VIEW OF THEIR CLOTHING FROM THIS VIDEO. THERE IS ONLY ONE GOOD PIC, WHICH I HAVE INCLUDED BELOW, BUT EVEN THEN YOU CAN'T SEE THEIR SHOES. I'VE ALSO POSTED MY ORIGINAL SKETCH OF THEIR CLOTHES, CIRCA 2007.



Wednesday, September 10, 2014

SPICE FORCE 5


FINALLY, MY 6th SET OF SPICE GIRLS PAPER DOLLS: THE SPICE FORCE 5! THE FAB FIVE WORE THESE SILVER LAME' COSTUMES WHILE PLAYING A FAUX SUPER-HERO TEAM IN THE SPICE WORLD MOVIE, IN 1997. 

THIS SET HAS BEEN A LONG TIME COMING, BUT I'VE BEEN REALLY BUSY. I'VE GOT A FEW MORE SERIES SKETCHED OUT, SO HOPEFULLY IT WON'T BE TOO LONG A WAIT BEFORE I HAVE ANOTHER SET FOR YA'LL. 

AND NO, I DIDN'T FORGET TO PUT THE ROUND TEAM PATCH ON GERI. SHE HAS TWO TEAM PATCHES ON HER BUTT!


Monday, August 18, 2014

ROCKET RACOON TO THE RESCUE




AND FINALLY WE HAVE THE REAL STAR OF THE SHOW, ROCKET RACCOON! THE FACT THAT MARVEL AND THE POWERS THAT BE SAW FIT TO PUT THE WORLD'S MOST BAD-ASS RACCOON CREATURE THING IN A BLOCKBUSTER SUMMER MOVIE IS MAYBE THE BEST PART OF THE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY FILM. AT FIRST I THOUGHT HAVING HIM VOICED BY BRADLY COOPER WAS A MISTAKE, BUT WHEN I SAW THE FILM I THOUGHT HE DID A GREAT JOB. I REALLY DON'T HAVE MANY, IF ANY, COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE FILM, WHICH IS SHOCKING FOR ME! haha

I CHANGED THE DRAWING FROM A BIT FROM THE SKETCH. I FIXED UP HIS GUN, WHICH WAS LOOKING A BIT SAD. I ALSO TWEAKED HIS OUTFIT AND FACE. I THINK THE" KIRBY DOTS" AROUND THE GUN TURNED OUT WELL.

MEAN AND GREEN



HERE'S MY CARTOON-ISH TAKE ON DRAX THE DESTROYER FROM MARVEL'S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY FILM. DRAX IS MY LEAST FAVORITE OF THE 5 GUARDIANS, BUT HE WAS STILL GREAT IN THE FILM. I GUESS I JUST TEND TO LEAN TOWARDS VAMPY GIRLS, CARTOON ANIMALS AND TREE PEOPLE.

I'VE INCLUDED MY INITIAL SKETCH BELOW. AS YOU CAN SEE, I DIDN'T BOTHER TO DRAW ON DRAX'S SIGNATURE TATTOOS AT FIRST. AFTER I  
INKED THE DRAWING, I WENT BACK AND USED THE LIGHT BOX TO DRAW HIS TATTOOS ON A DIFFERENT PAPER, THEN LAYERED THEM IN LATER ON.

OMBRE IN SPACE



GAMORA IS THE GREEN SKINNED LETHAL FEMME FATALE OF THE MARVEL COMIC'S SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. I WAS UNSURE ABOUT ZOE SALDANA PLAYING HER AT FIRST. IN THE COMIC SHE IS TRADITIONALLY MORE VAMP-ISH AND VOLUPTUOUS IN APPEARANCE. BUT I THINK SHE PULLED IT OFF WELL IN THE FILM AND SHE FIT IN NICELY. I', HOPING IN THE NEXT GUARDIANS FILM WE CAN DELVE INTO ADAM WARLOCK AND HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH GAMORA, IT WOULD THROW A NICE WRENCH IN THE BUDDING ATTRACTION BETWEEN HER AND STAR LORD.

I'VE INCLUDED THE ORIGINAL SKETCH AT THE BOTTOM SO YOU CAN SEE HOW I
MADE CHANGES FROM THE ORIGINAL TO THE FINAL PIECE. 


I AM GROOT!




HERE'S MY DRAWING OF GROOT FROM MARVEL'S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY FILM. WITH SO MANY BIG CHARACTERS IN THE MOVIE, GROOT IS THE SILENT (but strong!) HEART OF THE FILM. THE ORIGINAL SKETCH OF THE UNIVERSE'S BEST TREE-MAN IS AT THE BOTTOM.