Monday, January 30, 2012

Life's a PIC-A-NIC!

A while back I tried a different kind of style drawing the Tiny Toons. Here I did pretty much the same thing, just slightly different. Instead of just coloring Yogi and friends, I used different textures found at the wonderful cgtextures.com and applied the right color effects in Photoshop.

I'm still mixed on how pleased I am with the result, but it was a fun change of pace.

Yogi Bear, Boo Boo & Ranger Smith

Incidentally, I need to point out just how much I love the Hanna-Barbera characters... or more specifically, how much I love their design. I may be wrong about this, but the way I understand it, character designer Ed Benedict had to create a look for the characters that was lovable and stylized, but also simple to allow for the cheap television animation. I think he found the perfect balance, and while there's definitely something to be said for intricate design and complex forms of animation, I can't think of anything more challenging than to simplify things to this type of level while keeping the sort of charm that connects with the audience.

I don't know whether or not Mr. Benedict was pleased with his Hanna-Barbera work, but I definitely tip my hat to the man.

2 comments:

tingkagol said...

I absolutely HATED Hanna-Barbera toons. I found them incredibly boring compared to the likes of Tiny Toons, Animaniacs, Swat Cats, etc. The only H-B toon that slightly amused me was Scooby Doo.

Rose.C said...

This is really cute! How long did it take you to make this? When I try to make something with CG it takes half of forever and still doesn't look right! You shouldn't have mixed feelings on the result, it's wonderful.
~Rose