Sunday, January 27, 2013

1950's inspired Betty Cooper

Just for fun, I decided to do a Betty Cooper study. I haven't drawn much of the Archie Gang in a while but I have always loved Archie Comics since I was a kid. Archie, Betty, Veronica, and Jughead were always there for me as a kid and some of the first inspiration for me to start drawing.

If your a fan of my blog, you will know that I work often with Martin Powell. Recently, Martin asked if I would ever consider drawing a Betty and Veronica for fun. Almost instantaneously little hearts swirled around my head at the thought of revisiting Archie and the gang on my sketch pad. I got out all my old comics, had a few giggles, and started doodling this lil' 1950's inspired Betty. 
Just wanted to send out a little thank you to Martin for the inspirational conversation from me and, none other than, Betty Cooper!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Big Bang Theory Kids' Science Fair

I've become quite the Big Bang Theory fan and decided to it was time to do a fun illustration of the group that has brought me so many laughs.
I started doodling up ideas based on some of the episodes and created a young version of the group at a kids' science fair. I wanted to show the characters performing experiments that show off their personalities in cute and quirky ways.

Sheldon has discovered an alternative energy source using one of Raj's party balloons and a soft kitty- Bazzzzzinga! Amy looks on, documenting the progress for their Soft Kitty/Warm Kitty TransFURmation. 

Howard is in his NASA space uniform onesie but may have gone a little too far when trying to use the fish bowl as a space helmet. I'm sure Bernadette will help him out, although the goldfish seems upset he lost his home to a sippy cup. 

Raj Koothrappali is experimenting in, what else but, Bottle Mixology! Raj gazes upon Bernadette with thoughts of love in his head ( For the big fans out there, like me!, you will know that he's made a song for her called 'Oh, Bernadette, please play by clarinet" but since Raj is younger here the clarinet has been replaced with a recorder). 

And Penny has decided to show Leonard the greatest science experiment of all! All you need for this experiment is graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows and Wala! – SMORES! 

Hope you all had fun at The Big Bang Theory Kids' Science Fair!

Before Jane...Before world fame...In the Jungle he was already a Legend.

Before Jane...Before world fame...In the Jungle he was already a Legend.

Here's a splash page for the upcoming soon-to-be-announced secret project I am a part of!
Artwork © Diana Leto
Tarzan ™ ERB, Inc

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Mermaid Watercolor

Bringing in the New Year with a fresh watercolor illustration. Here's to swimming into the first day of the year with hope, imagination, and adventure.

Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.
—Hans Christian Andersen

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