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.
And last week I got obsessed with pugs, and ended wasting an evening looking at pug videos on youtube. So naturally I had to draw this;
Don’t know why I gave him a schoolboy uniform. Probably because it’s ADORABLE!
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.