March 26, 2006

So, I adore cartoons and I always have. The summer before seventh grade, The Secret of Nimh came out. I gleefully watched the "defectors" from the Disney studios and begged my mom to take us. One of the first days of classes, one of my friends was complaining that her mom had wanted to take her to The Secret of Nimh that summer and she'd turned up her nose, telling her mom that she was in seventh grade now and far too old for cartoons.

I laughed and gleefully announced that I'd seen it and thought it was one of the best movies I'd seen in quite a while.

I was a bit of a rebel that way.

Today, I love Klasky/Csupo productions, a ton of Nickelodeon shows, and the Cartoon Network! Oh man, I need little else in life besides Nick and Cartoon Network.

So, I got this book a couple of weeks ago, to practice some of the current "retro" styles of cartooning.

Here's a couple of the sketches I've done in the last couple of days ... all based on illustrations in Cool Cartooning.

Posted by Red Monkey at March 26, 2006 7:27 PM | Sketches | | StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble |


seawave said:

Wow, ender, awesome looking sketches. Thank you for sharing them.

Nimh was an awesome movie. Now that you remind me, it is time to watch it again.

March 26, 2006 10:57 PM


Jenn said:

I love Nihm.

March 27, 2006 11:36 AM


Charlie said:

Ditto. I loved NIMH too! Great animation and effects too.

March 27, 2006 8:11 PM

You are soooooo creative!!


March 27, 2006 8:23 PM


Skittles said:

Very cool drawings. :)

Hello, surfing by on blogmad. *waving* Have a great day!

March 28, 2006 6:34 AM


Jodi said:

Very Talented! I will be checking this out much much deeper! Love what I read and see already!
Thanks for the comment and the stop over!


March 29, 2006 7:38 PM


Wendy Wings said:

Those look great.

March 29, 2006 7:57 PM


Red said:

Your place is great. I so enjoy visiting here.
You are a talented lady. :)

March 29, 2006 8:28 PM


Cat said:

How'd you get so talented? Are you a succubus? :D

I love this stuff. I love this blog!

I love that movie!! I watched it over and over and over...but I always enjoyed movies with fantasy involved. I could hide in them.

Neverending Story -- :)

March 29, 2006 9:13 PM


Cat said:

Nice new banner in blogmad btw :)

March 31, 2006 2:35 PM


moaraj said:

You're not creative, you copied and pasted that straight out the book cartoon cool page like 16 to 25.

Red Monkey says: LOL ...Which is exactly why I said I got these from that book! "Here's a couple of the sketches I've done the last couple of days ... all based on illustrations in Cool Cartooning." ... with a link to the book itself on Amazon. You probably oughta READ the whole post instead of just looking and reacting.
June 3, 2007 8:04 PM
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