Wednesday, April 08, 2009

A Day of Note

I'm trying to improve my art for my Children's Lit project. This cartoon is not related to the project, but I got the idea this morning so I drew it up. Click the pic for the details.




It's not that great, and the gag has been done, but I enjoyed doing it. I was thinking about taking the colored pencils to it, but I'm not sure if I will. It would help contrast the mountains in the background with the cliff in the foreground, but I'm not sure if I want to take the time. What do you think?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm afraid I don't get the gag. However, I think you can color the picture like this and it would match your art nicely

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/72/1922_0121_krazykat_det_650.jpg

Rex Queems (the phony)

Joshua Duncan said...

The gag is that there's a lot of strange, momentous stuff going on and the kid gives an underwhelming response. Not hilarious, especially after the explanation, but I enjoyed drawing the thing.

Joshua Duncan said...

Hey, what do you think of the art? I'm trying to break my scribbling habit. Do the lines look cleaner?

Anonymous said...

The lines look cleaner and I think the art is better. I like it, I just think you should be like George Herriman and embrace the scribbliness. If it matches the feeling of your story, never fear.

Rex Queems (the phony)

Anonymous said...

and also that is the neatest handwriting I have ever seen from you

Rex again

Samuel D. Smith said...

I liked it, too. But I didn't "get it" either at first.

Keep after it, I wish I could drawer.

Joshua Duncan said...

I can comfort myself with the fact that Mary Ann got my joke, but maybe that just means it's something that makes sense in our family culture but nowhere else. That limits my appeal.

Oh well, at least the art is decent . . . I guess.