***NEW*** Oz Illustrations

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***NEW*** Oz Illustrations

Post by SFPendy01 » Mon Apr 11, 2005 5:41 pm

Hey guy, refined some of my characters. Here's the group, the Wizard, and The Wicked Witch.

Hope ya likey...

-Shaun
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Post by deantrippe » Mon Apr 11, 2005 5:47 pm

Looking good, dood.

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Post by DrakeRed » Mon Apr 11, 2005 7:26 pm

Awesome work. Really like the Lion. :D
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Post by Michael Firman » Mon Apr 11, 2005 7:34 pm

Yeah, this is all wonderful. I love that scarecrow.

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Post by dan » Mon Apr 11, 2005 8:33 pm

great pencil work. I demand colored versions! DEMAND! :D

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Post by Michael Firman » Mon Apr 11, 2005 9:10 pm

And I demand that you comply with his demands.

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Post by Justin » Mon Apr 11, 2005 9:29 pm

that is one sweet lion, kinda reminds me of a chinese dragon actually :)
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Post by chrisruggia » Tue Apr 12, 2005 6:10 am

Oh, Yeah!

Actually, the lion was the only one that felt to me like it completely owed its existence to the original illustrations. The other characters feel like they're completely new in shape and treatment, but on the lion, his form and proportions seems pretty much the same as the John R. Neill version, just simplified a bit to fit with the smoothness of th others.

I may be misremembering the original drawings and doing you a disservice, but that's my first impression.

I do love the drawings, very much.

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Post by Mikie » Tue Apr 12, 2005 7:52 am

Kewl! I love them! :D

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Post by Simon » Tue Apr 12, 2005 3:25 pm

Wow, those look great. The only version of the Wizard Of Oz story I can remember well is the 1939 movie, so I don't have a point of comparison art-wise like chrisruggia. But these are really nicely drawn. Clean, confident line work, bursting with character.

All the characters seem to fit a certain style you've struck, yet they're all interesting and not dull variations. The Wizard is perhaps my favourite, you seem to say a lot about him in that single pose/expression you've drawn.

Can't find a major criticism really, but maybe if you hadn't listed what each character was, I'd have had to think about what #3 (the Witch) was, perhaps because the gender isn't clear. Maybe that's how you want it though, kinda androgynous. Certainly very creepy expression, and good work with the robes etc.

Are these characters for a project you're doing or just sketches for kicks?

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Post by SFPendy01 » Tue Apr 12, 2005 3:41 pm

Simon,

Thanks for the comments. This is for a comic-book adaptation of the original Oz book, that I'm illustrating for Ben Caldwell (daredetectives.com).

Yup, that is the Witch, The Wizard, and the rest of the gang. I wasn't really trying to be different for the sake of being different in my designs. The lion for example, has elements similar to the original design. I always liked that he had his hair tied up above his head. I thought the Scarecrow would work well as a kind, soft pin-cushion, pillow. He's Dorothy's favorite. I wanted him to have a teddy-bear, snowman quality. As for the Tinman.....I wanted him to look like he could still take a tree or two down. I also liked that he used to be human. He's a sad, somber creature now......but still hiding out in his old clothing.....like he can't let go. I'm thinking of making his hands and axe a bit larger.
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Post by mikeroush » Wed Apr 13, 2005 10:11 pm

looking good shawn
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Post by Scribblemonkey » Thu Apr 14, 2005 1:56 am

sweet design. Particularly like Dorothy. The lion looks a little less ... lion like for some reason. Maybe it's the eyes... the lack of cat eyes?
Great scarecrow design too. I also agree with the tin woodsman being a little more bulky, being strong enough to swing an axe and cause some damage. nice job!! can't wait to see more

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Post by chrisruggia » Thu Apr 14, 2005 5:50 am

I wasn't really trying to be different for the sake of being different in my designs.
Well, in that case...

BRAVO!

Do please post more as you continue. It sounds like an interesting project.

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Post by jchap03 » Thu Apr 14, 2005 2:22 pm

Really, really nice design, man. I especially like your reasoning for everything. All of your design choices were made for a reason. Very cool!

How about some flying monkeys? Or have you already shared them in a previous post?

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