Monday, March 22, 2021

Domestic Discipline Cartoon

For whatever reason, I can't seem to muster much interest in Angelo's story right now.  I did however really enjoy painting this picture twice.  It's a development of a style I've long worked on and never felt satisfied with.  I do feel I'm getting better at it, but it's time consuming and involves endless tweaks and corrections.  

The subject matter is one that I've drawn since my teens, the adult stepson (older than me at that time!  I loved those hairy mid to late 20s guys and still do) under a man's hand, in a long, lateral composition intended to evoke calm and pleasant emotions.  I wouldn't mind telling stories in this style but I'd have to develop a simplified form of it because it takes too long.  Maybe I just need to get better at it, develop a systematic workflow and know when a picture is done, i.e. good enough.

A clean simple cartoon with pure colors, showing a relaxing afternoon or perhaps a stepdad (or father-in-law) recovering from a hard day at work by indulging in one of his favorite activities. 

And a crowded version that gives us more of a story, one of family tradition and adult stepsons spanked every Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, perhaps.  I hope someone enjoys these.  They were a pleasure to create, at any  rate.

Incidental question:  of the ancestral witnesses, which do you think is grandad and which is great grandad?

Monday, March 8, 2021

An Incident VII

 Well, I ended up having to work all weekend and progress has been limited (only one frame).  But I wanted to go ahead and load it since there's been such a delay. 

 The beginning is here.