Thursday, September 9, 2010

CHARACTER DESIGNS-1940s STYLE

I was just having a little fun here creating these character designs in the classic 1940s Hollywood cartoon style:

17 comments:

Cedric Hohnstadt said...

Terrific! I like 'em!

RooniMan said...

Great drawings.

Daniel Caylor said...

Beautifully drawn. Great work :)

Jay Shultz said...

Dude these are great !!! I miss cartoons like these sooo much. I'm absolutely tired of all the ugly cartoons on tv these days. It nice to see artist drawing fun cartoons.

Keep up the great work.

Chris Sig said...

Never mind what today's generation is "meant" to enjoy; this old-timey look suits me just fine 8-)

Smashing stuff, Mark!

MARK CHRISTIANSEN said...

Many thanks to all of you for your kind words! I am so glad that you enjoy the character designs!

Roberto Severino said...

The 1940s cartooning style has always been one of my all-time favorites. These designs are all too cool, Mark!

MARK CHRISTIANSEN said...

Hey, thanks Roberto!

Tony DiStefano said...

There are those wonderful designs that I've missed. What fun drawings and yes you captured the times especially with that cat.
Great to see you back!

Segun said...

Those look smashing!

MARK CHRISTIANSEN said...

Tony and Segun,

Thanks, guys!

Richard Gaines said...

Absolutely brilliant character design work! I love the emphasis of the darkened line surrounding the character. That really frames it!

Definitely agree with Jay Shultz. I, too, miss this style.

MARK CHRISTIANSEN said...

Thank you, Richard!

JohnK said...

Hey Mark

I love your stuff. You sure have a knack for appeal in your drawings. I hope someone is taking advantage of it at some studio.

John

MARK CHRISTIANSEN said...

Hey John,

Thanks so much, man, I appreciated the kind words.

Yeah, I'm at WB right now and really enjoying it.

Hope all is well!

Patrick Owsley said...

These are great, Mark! Love 'em!

MARK CHRISTIANSEN said...

Thanks, Patrick! I'm really happy to hear about your Archie Comics work!