domenica 29 marzo 2009

Where the Innocence has gone?

Readers, first of all, before to begin reading this post, you've to dip into the right atmosphere!
Well, let's begin with this Youtube video...

Palm Town TV Tune

Many of you surely will think about the gone childhood as listening back this unfamous TV Theme or watching this video: who reminds Palm Town?

It's a 80's japanese cartoon series that had a good success: here in Italy -where it is still widely known thanks to the recent morning rerun- there was a big marketing strategy with comic books, puppets and other gadgets in order to get on fire the spirits of the kids of 1989 to watch it.
Basically, the series is about the adventures of a group of kids in a colorful and lively sea city - the Palm Town of the title- where all the inhabitants are animals; So, wonder why does it catch my interest?

I've never particularly been fond of japanese anime and cartoons, but I must admit that between the News and the pleasant sensation of waking up, there's nothing better to watch this kiddie TV show just for its Naivety and for the simple fact of watching it!
After two weeks of watching it every morning, the fever of Palm Town infected me too, you can see it clearly in those doodles...

And my New "craze" for this cartoon hasn't stopped...this is the last work!

Yes, I know you wouldn't expected so...the watchers of the show surely recognize in the Pin Up done under my sign the doggie girl of Palm Town who had fun hang out with her Rabbit Friend and wore pink dresses and red ribbons...

Where the innocence and the candour of Lorry (that's the name of this obscure charachter) has gone??

Hope not so much far from her beloved town! first of all, the idea of my doodle was to imagine this charachter 13 years later, in other words as she would grow up, and secondly, she's done according my drawing style! Even more I noticed, by browsing the web, that there isn't so much about this here you are: do you still prefer the child-version of Lorry or her current one?

ah, one last thing: the beach on the back ground is not Real Palm Town, just a simple Beach!

mercoledì 25 marzo 2009

Time Won't wait...

For the Italian Folks and Europeans too , on Satudrady, march 28th, remind to set your clocks ahead one hour!

I just loved this old picture of a delicious 60's style soubrette taken from the well-known web site Cartoon Brew, so I think it was a good excuse to post it on my humble blog!

domenica 22 marzo 2009

the story of the Duo

This is the last picture I worked on during this period, eh...that's preety busy between study, work and...a decayed teeth that I've to take away in those period!

Anyway here I tried to make a simple and classical art-work for a couple of original charachters I inventing by doodling on my sketchbook; Many of you surely had seen other drawings featuring those two doggies, Diana and Milo, here or at this link

Well, the news here is that those charachters are not totally invented: they actually exist!

-Whaaat? (imagine the wondering expression of many of you readers) and yeah, I confirm one more time: I must say thank you to the amazing beagle dog Milo who gave me the inspiration for drawing his charachter

About Diana, she's the 3-years old dog of a friend of mine, and she's a good pal of Milo!
I don't think she'd be angry if I sketch her as a-sort of "girl" of Milo, while in reality they're simple good friends who share the passion for sniffing around the neighourhood and the love for good food, as you can see in the following picture!

sabato 14 marzo 2009

We have a Birthday there.....

A Late Birthday gift for a special friend who's Secret Dream is actually that a Skunk like Pepe knock to her door one day dressed like a police man and celebrate her birthday!
Hope he washed his hands first....Auguri Gugula!