Here are the top 3 liked pieces from Sunday:
#1 - Ariel and Eric as MJ and Spider-Man: suggestion by @chrispy2143
This “Spider-Man” “Little Mermaid” mashup received the most likes, no contest. As such, it is an indicator that I no good at picking the winners in these things. For this session, I pegged this one as #3 with my #1 and #2 picks not making the top-3.
It always helps with a mashup to choose a pose or composition that’s typical or iconic to the theme which does a lot of the work. With Spider-Man and Mary Jane, it was either this scene from the 2002 movie, or #2 when Peter Parker first meets MJ in the comics, or #3 the wedding cover from the comics. Clearly, it had to be the kiss.
The next consideration with a mashup like this is to keep enough of Ariel and Eric, that they look like Ariel and Eric. This is a tougher task, because both Ariel and MJ are red-heads, and then Eric is up-side-down. Facial likenesses have heightened importance when both characters are entirely costumed, with maybe only Ariel’s hair as a “Little Mermaid” look.
… I replaced the spider symbol on Eric’s chest with a silhouette of Sebastian. That then makes him Spider-Hermit-Crab-Man! And no one on Instagram made mention of it.
#2 - Jessica Rabbit as Tinker Bell: suggestion by John Coy
Another of 4 mashups drawn on Sunday, Jessica Rabbit as Tinker Bell, is a simple costume swap. Still, I thought she should strike a snarky Tinker Bell pose.
The top-knot hair style throws off Jessica’s recognizability. So, getting the face right becomes that much more important. Consider that if Jessica were a blonde, then then results could very well be a stylized “grown-up” Tinker Bell.
#3 - Stay Home Oswald: suggestion by Chiemi Kaneko
Tapping into the issue of these days (which is the COVID-19 self-quarantine to those of you reading this in the future), a lot of folks on social media have already been making light of the situation with comments about being bored.
“Oswald at home” doing at home things does nothing the communicate the underlying “quarantine” idea. Neither would a hyperbolic “trapped at home” composition, which I then thematically used for the March Hare.
Deciding on a bored Oswald on his cel phone isn’t the solution in itself. What pushes the idea over is the text bubble with the right text. As proof, cover the text bubble and ask, “what’s happening here?”
I haven’t drawn a lot of Oswald. So I guess his ears aren’t particularly floppy, like, say Goofy’s.
Of the 10 pieces drawn, 6 were done on the larger 18cm sheets with 4 on the collector-card-size 9cm. This is curious, in that I usually try to draw more on the smaller format as a strategy to complete more pieces in the day. What I think skewed things was the decisions to draw the two single character pieces of Jessica Rabbit and “Hula” Belle larger than on 9cm in order to capture more details on full-figure compositions.
Here are the rest of the 9 drawn on Sunday:
|Rapunzel and Eugene at Disneyland|
Suggestion by @lokoteibex
|Kim Possible as Black Widow and Ron Stoppable as Captain America|
Suggestion by @rod_j_sloan
|Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy dressed up as Spider-Man and Spider-Gwen|
Suggestion by @benmcdermott93
|Hula girl Belle|
Suggestion by @akascooby
|Ariel with the Sorcerer Mickey hat|
Suggestion by @elijones94
Suggestion by @mannysmyname
Suggestion by @cindyhendersonliotta
All of these and more original piece of art will be for sale at my next comic convention showing, which, honestly, I don’t know will happen this year.
The next WSIDT session is scheduled for Sunday, April, 26th.
Thank you to everyone who pitched their fun drawing suggestions. Thank you for following my blog and/or Instagram (@monstergram7) and/or Monster Enterprises Facebook page. Thank you for liking.
All: Black ink and color pencil.
“Ariel & Eric” and “Jessica Tinker Bell” on paper. 12.70 cm x 17.78 cm (5.00 in. x 7.00 in.)
“Oswald“ on Bristol Board. 6.35 cm x 8.89 cm (2.50 in. x 3.50 in.)