Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Evil Elf!






I took a lot of design elements from this caveman character, especially his hair, which to me looks really cool on him.


I tried my best to achieve this sort of hairstyle on my character.

On the caveman there's a lot of hair poofness on the front and on the back of his head and not so much on the sides as seen on the character's frontal view in the picture below. I tried adding hair poofness on all sides of my characters head, but keeping that same emphasis of poofness on the front and on the back like on the caveman character.


He comes from THIS early Chuck Jones cartoon if you're interested in seeing some poof.

I don't think Jones ever used this kind of hair again on any other character after this one (if I'm wrong, let me know). I've noticed Clampett used this sort of hairstyle on some of his characters, like Red Hot Ryder from Buckaroo Bugs and the moth from Eatin' on the Cuff. I think there were others who had that hair, but none come to mind right now. I think Clampett was the only one who took advantage of this kind of hairstyle on some of his characters, and I'm glad he did 'cause they look amazing! I've always found those characters to be pretty memorable.

9 comments:

Amir Avni said...

Great drawings and observations!

Pedro Vargas said...

Thanks, Amir!

tek! said...

good stuff, Pedro!

Whit said...

You really captured the hairstyle and gave it the "Pedro Treatment." Slick as always :)

I'm positive I killed the VHS with that short on it by over watching. And the one with Wackiki Wabbit. Speaking of Wackiki Wabbit, there is a Jones character in that short that has comparable hair. Though his hair is a little haphazard and less shapely, I think the general idea was the same with 4 years difference in drawing style.

Pedro Vargas said...

Yeah, the Wackiki Wabbit guy! He definitely has that hair. That one's a slightly toned down version of the caveman hair, but still looks cool. I noticed some design similarities between the WW guy and my guy. Maybe I got it from my subconscience as I was doing my guy. Pretty cool.

Pedro Vargas said...

Thanks, tek!

Steven M. said...

Nice design.

David de Rooij said...

Hooray for the great drawings of Pedro!

Pedro Vargas said...

Thanks, Steven and David!!