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Saturday, April 04, 2020

1970 Plymouth Road Runner 2-Door Hardtop

For my love of magazine advertisements from the 1960s and 1970s:
«We first introduced Road Runner in '68. It was love at first sight. A performance car for people who want a car to perform. A car with a low price for people who haven't stashed away their first million yet. A car with a personality for people who don't just think of a car as a hunk of iron that moves. It all clicked. In 1969 Motor Trend named Road Runner, "Car of the Year". For 1970, we present a new Road Runner. We changed it very carefully. In the right places, for the right reasons. You'll love it. Again. The loved bird.»

(Plymouth Road Runner Magazine Advertisement from 1970, Chrysler Motors Corporation, image via Alden Jewell)

Well, and then there is the 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird, here in 'Lemon Twist Yellow', but that's a different love story ... (image via FastMuscle)

Not forgetting "King" Richard Petty's #43 Plymouth Superbird in 'Petty-Blue': (image via/by Stuart Mitchell, all rights reserved)

(image via/by Stuart Mitchell, all rights reserved)

(images via/by Hemmings.com, all rights reserved)

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Donald Duck: Parody tribute, take two

1934 vs 2020, 'The Wise Little Hen - Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea' (please find the previous posting HERE)
#DonaldDuck #parodyart

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Albert Uderzo

Alberto Aleandro Uderzo (1927 - 2020). I mean, from a cartoonist's perspective, really, who didn't he influence. I for one, as a kid, came in first contact with his work not through 'Asterix' but 'Ompa-pa and Brother Two Scalp' ('Oumpah-pah' in French).
#albertuderzo #asterix #Oumpahpah

Sunday, March 22, 2020

And now for something completely different ...

An elephant, bathing at his favourite spot in the jungle. Locker size format, finished vs rough layout drawing.
#characterdesign #tvseries #animationdesign #elephant #cartoonshow #preproductionart #processart #backgroundart #cartoonelephant #bluepencils #digitalcolouring

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Fake duck feet

Fake duck feet never fail to cheer him up. Of course, these come with a proper super suit. ... by the by, this is a double-barrelled Colt HB. You can't shoot anybody with it. It's just for speed sketching, it literally shoots drawings out onto paper.
#parodypainting #parodyart #mickeymouse #supersuit #duckfeet #superhero #drawingprocess #sketchvsfinal #characterconcept

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The one painting display idea

The single painting exhibition, mock-up location: TFAM Taipei Fine Arts Museum Photo credit: 翁維德 (Wei-Te Wong)
#popartlife #parodypainting #parodymockup

#bytheway #drawthefuckfromhome

Shoe shape reference: Adidas Samba. Mod. 1950

These are two rough concept drawing tests which were based on the shape and colours of the original Adidas Samba model from 1950.
#conceptart #drawingreference #adidassamba #workshop #silhouette #shape #adidas1950 #characterdesign

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Utterly off-model Donald Duck with a freshly brewed caffè doppio macchiato

"Caffè macchiato, sometimes called espresso macchiato, is an espresso coffee drink with a small amount of milk, usually foamed. In Italian, macchiato means 'stained' or 'spotted' so the literal translation of caffè macchiato is 'stained' or 'marked coffee'." (Wikipedia)

Design choices towards the final colour model:

#parodyart #donaldduck

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

The Wollmaus

Recently, I revisited the 'Wollmaus' character (a digitally Mickey Mouse parody painting I did two or three years ago) by creating a new large preliminary drawing and adding little details to it, like seams, creases and so forth. This very drawing will become the model for two acrylic paintings, one about 90x70cm and the other one about 200x150cm. The next steps then will be grounding the canvases and transferring the preliminary sketch onto them. I'm not sure if I'll do it freehand or via projection. Let's see ...
#parodypainting #preliminarydesign #preliminarydrawing #indigocolour #wollmaus #woolmouse #acrylicpaintings #popartlife

Sunday, March 08, 2020

Fat Hat

Preliminary drawing for a large parody painting, projected size about 2x1.6 meter or 78,7x62.9 inch.
#preliminarysketch #parodypainting #parodyart #fathat #floriansatzinger #Paperwalker #popartlife

Friday, March 06, 2020

Juxtaposition to the max

Donald Duck vs Totoro. The reason for why I did this juxtapose parodyart is that I wanted to see it. Usually, my drawing process includes four steps, (1) rough character layout, (2) rough details, (3) linework clean-up and (4) colours.
#parodyart #juxtaposition #donaldduck #totoro #popart

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Marco Rota

Influences such as Marco Rota's Donald Duck were fundamental ingredients of my own duck style. Marco Rota is one of the world's finest duck artists, without dispute. Which is also true of the wonderful Giorgio Cavazzano. You can find BTW more about Giorgio on his newly instablished Instagram page right here: Cavazzano's Instagram ---
#marcorota #disney #donaldduck #giorgiocavazzano #italianmasters #comicartists #duckmen image(c)Disney

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Juxtapose: The Hat Trick

"A hat is a head covering which is worn for various reasons, including protection against weather conditions, ceremonial reasons such as university graduation, religious reasons, safety, or as a fashion accessory. [...]" (Wikipedia)