Saturday, 24 October 2009

There's a Lion in my Bathroom - sketches 2



Two posts in one day! Making up for lost time... This next post is for illustrations for the poem "Sir Robin Hood & Friar Tuck". Once again I cannot include the poem itself but I think (hope) you can see from the 'before' & 'after' that things don't go quite according to plan in the archery competition! I must admit to feeling a little lacking in thoughts as to how to depict such familiar characters as Robin and his merriest man but once I started sketching I had a lot of fun with them both. I think it has something to do with that Laurel & Hardey factor (WARNING. strong language from the link, but I couldn't resist, one of the funniest things I've seen in decades :) of it just working so well from a visual and humor point of view when you stick a big guy and a little guy together...see Mike & Sulley, Pooh & Piglet, Basil & Manuel, Fletch & Godber etc... etc... In case you cannot make it out the pay off to the ballad of the hapless Robin involves a metal codpiece!

9 comments:

Gorillustrator said...

Loving your latest stuff Matt, its always great to get a peek at your roughs and works-in-progress.
The lion in the shower pic is fantastic, love the silhouettes; Robin and Friar are looking great too. Good luck with the rest of the book.
Cheers.

Jacqueline Hudon-Verrelli said...

I love your sketches so much. Can't wait to see more :)

Kevin Levell said...

As always, your character design is spot on. Quirky and engaging stuff man, looking forward to seeing how this all progresses.

krisztina maros said...

their expressions are excellent!!

pumml said...

These are looking brilliant, Matt. Can't wait to see more!

Asja said...

i love your style! friar Tuck is so incredibly charming and i love his expressions! great work!

Carmen SaldaƱa said...

Hello Mattt!!!
I love your sketches, they are awesome. My sketches are ininteligible, black doodles with senseless. But yours, they are beautiful to see them.
By the way, I´ve been seeing your web site, and your animal alphabet is totally amazing!

:-)

damon said...

very cool

yatesspain.blogspot.com said...

There's no doubt, the guy is completely right.