Sunday, June 27, 2010

Oswald The Lucky Rabbit

I found an Oswald the Rabbit model sheet in a library book whenI was a kid and it blew my mind I thought it was the coolest thing I ever saw!! The Book was called Disney Art Of Animation or something.

Here is the sheet below that inspired me so much. I still think Oswald is one of the coolest looking characters.Im so happy Disney is bringing him back,he still remains one of my favorites, proprtion, design and appeal of this character blow me away! He is so simple too,thats what I love the most.



Here is my Oswald Tribute

30 Comments:

Blogger Billy... said...

I really love the line work. I miss the boots, though. I think it gives him a better balance of black and white. Oswald is a personal favorite of mine. I wish there was more if his shorts available on DVD.

10:41 PM  
Blogger Ted said...

The model sheet looks much more like Lantz era Oswald than Disney era...

2:04 AM  
Blogger Mitch K said...

That's really awesome! I love your design! I love 30's stuff.

(PS: does your cintiq give you squiggly lines too? D:)

8:02 AM  
Blogger Trent Correy said...

Nice Jessica, Oswald rocks

11:04 AM  
Blogger jessicaLynn said...

ya! I need a better operating system

1:21 PM  
Blogger Roberto Severino said...

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4:13 PM  
Blogger Roberto Severino said...

Great homage, Jess! Ted is certainly right though. That's definitely a Lantz model sheet. If you own the first volume of the Woody Woodpecker DVD collection, you can see a few cartoons with that exact model. That design never appeared in the original silent Disney productions.

The mid-30s Oswald design is probably one of the ugliest, unappealing, grotesque cartoon drawings I've ever seen, IMO, and not in a good way either. It's the exact opposite of the qualities that you described for the character. An attempt of being cute that falls flat. Have you ever seen that version?

Maybe you should do a homage to Ed Benedict. I always found his designs to be super appealing, simple, and well drawn all at the same time! He sure did a lot with the UPA style.

4:15 PM  
Blogger chrisallison said...

Haha, GREAT TRIBUTE JESS! super appealing

2:10 PM  
Blogger Eric Scales said...

Cute interpretation as usual Jessica. I remember having a "How to Draw Woody Woodpecker and Friends" book and it had a circa 1950s Oswald. His design totally lacked the simplicity of the earlier versions.

4:43 PM  
Blogger David Germain said...

HA! Nice Oswald. I'd love to see your take on Gertie the Dinosaur.

12:45 AM  
Blogger Louise Smythe said...

goodness i love this!

8:22 PM  
Blogger Sorrentino said...

Great blog!! somebody loves rabbits! Nothing wrong with that!! Cheers!

3:03 AM  
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2:49 PM  
Blogger Richtoon said...

Solid!!!!

5:01 PM  
Blogger Eugenio Enrique said...

This classic cartoon is adorable, and your Oswald is very cool!!:D

4:28 AM  
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5:20 AM  
Blogger Austin Papageorge said...

Oswald looks a little high strung in your drawing, Jessica.

2:27 AM  
Blogger John S. said...

I love your interpretation! So appealing!

7:02 AM  
Blogger Jeff Harris said...

I think I have that book in question. I got it when my folks got a subscription to The Disney Channel. Had to send away for it. Disney's The Art of Animation from Mickey Mouse to Beauty and the Beast. Still have it to this day.

6:45 PM  
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8:26 PM  
Blogger Tooninator said...

Great work on all the looney toon stuff. HUGE achievement!

7:53 AM  
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10:54 AM  
Blogger John__Michael said...

This is an amazing tribute! Oswald is awesome!

12:54 PM  
Blogger Daryl T said...

Your Oswald tribute is cool. I think I have that book, but I think it's a lantz model sheet that they asked permission for.

5:14 AM  
Blogger Lazarini - Ilustrator said...

Hey Jessica, congratulations by her amazing and awesome artworks, creativety and good humor!!!

I am your fan!!!!

lazarini
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3:37 PM  
Blogger JSmith said...

I love the Oswald design, Jess. :D

1:27 PM  
Blogger ahintonx7 said...

These rabbits looks good.

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2:53 PM  

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