I drew 12 pieces on last Sunday’s session of What Shall I Draw Today? Here are the top 3 liked pieces:
#1 - Stitch as Mickey the Sorcerer’s Apprentice (suggestion by Kevin Sherwood)
I call this “The Sorcerer’s Appren-Stitch.” The suggestion additionally requested for Stitch to be commanding the bucket brigade. If you know the segment from Walt Disney’s Fantasia, then that can only involve the magically animated army of brooms. Here, three bucket-carrying brooms stand-in for an army.
Stitch takes on Mickey Mouse’s costume including the iconic pointed hat borrowed from Yensid, the Sorcerer. It felt right to have Stitch climb up to the top of one of the brooms. However, what may not be a clear is the detail of having one of his 4 arms emerge from his robe to grasp the top of the broom, freeing his top two arms to gesticulate like an orchestra conductor.
#2 - Ant-Man and the Wasp at Disneyland (suggestion by @fletchthis)
Both the designs for the tiny heroes and the famed theme park are 1960s era. I think it’s more fun to play with those nostalgic nods. For the characters, that usually means the costumes are simpler to draw, than, for comparison, their modern live-action film versions.
The Tomorrowland setting clicked for two size-referencing reasons. The first is the use of “There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow,” the theme for the old Disneyland attraction “Carousel of Progress” by the Sherman brothers. The second is the area’s tallest icon: the TWA rocket.
The scene behind the characters channels some of the John Hench concept paintings of the land without being exactly derivative. Possibly the perspective could have been worked out better. I traded off weird, but more accurate fish-eye distortion for clarity.
#3 - Mulan (suggestion by @chiemi_art)
By a mere 6 likes, this piece places in the top three according to the tally of the first 30-hours. As time goes on, its possible that number 4, “The X-Smurfs,” may yet surpass this on likes counts.
To draw a different Mulan than what I draw at work, I looked this up on the internet, one of her costumes from the sequel. The distinction is subtle since it’s an amalgamation of two of her costumes of the original animated feature: 1) the green color palette of her “village” costume used primarily for dolls and other products; and 2) the silhouette of her blue, third act, Forbidden City costume.
There’s not much exemplary regarding story or pose, I don’t think. I probably underestimate the number of Mulan fans out there.
Here are the rest:
(style inspired by Teen Titans GO!)
|Kamala Khan, a.k.a. Ms. Marvel|
|Princess Anna as an Indigo Lanterm|
|“X-Smurfs” a.k.a. The Smurfs as the X-Men|
|Captain Marvel and Shazam!|
|Spider-Noir returning the Declaration of Independence|
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All art black ink and color pencil.
“The Sorcerer’s Appren-Stitch” - paper, 17.78 cm x 12.70 cm (7.00 in. x 5.00 in.)
Ant-Man and the Wasp - paper, 12.70 cm x 17.78 cm (5.00 in. x 7.00 in.)
Mulan - Bristol Board, 6.35 cm x 8.89 cm (2.50 in. x 3.50 in.)