I’ve been having fun drawing anthropomorphised animals lately.
I particularly like the duck. I’m thinking of using him in more things in the future. maybe a comic or something.
For some reason I also got on a bit of a nostalgic 90s kick, which led to this series of drawings I call “Animals in terrible 90s clothes!”
Each one was inspired by a particular fashion style. I’m probably missing a lot of different other ones (‘grunge’ is missing for example), but these were some iconic ones that came to mind.
You can probably expect more of these coming up. They’re fun and quick to do. I also feel like some of these would work well on a t-shirt or something. I’ll look into that.
A couple of weeks ago my love for the ninja turtles was reinvigorated by seeing the work of Mateus Santolouco. Apparently he’s the current artist on the comic. (Maybe that’s why I started to draw anthropomorphised animals ?) Anyway, I was inspired and ended up drawing the first idea that popped into my head;
Ninja Turtles has been and still is, a huge influence on me. I sometimes wonder if I would’ve outgrown drawing as a pastime, like most kids, if it weren’t for that cartoon. But even as a child I was fascinated by the idea that you could grow a major beloved franchise out of something that started out as a doodle.
It was one, if not the main reason why I wanted to become comic book artist . I’m still not quite living that dream, but I feel like I owe a lot to that franchise. I’m happy it’s gotten a resurgence, and am enjoying the cartoon on Nickelodeon.
Another big influence have been European comics. When I was a child I didn’t really read any American superhero comics. Instead I read comic books like Tin Tin, Asterix and Spirou. Occasionally I’d like to try to draw in a specific style and this was supposed to be Spirou-esque.