Friday, August 18, 2006


I'M NOT THAT GREAT AT drawing real young kids, and somehow they always end up looking older.

Anyways, I'm not really sure what's going on here. There's a Cardboard Box Race going on, but how these kids are moving them around is beyond me; the wheels are Sharpied on. Regardless, this kid's about to bite it, and the guy in the background just did. Not much in the way of ideas this week. Here's to next week. Until then, enjoy!

M

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Blogger Dave Pryor said...

A great action oriented scene this week Marshall. I do like the drawn on wheels!

3:22 AM  
Blogger Jeff Williams said...

Very nice sense of motion there. I remeber doing this as a kid. That's one reason why I like it so much.

7:51 AM  
Blogger Gianfranco said...

I remember when I used to take boxes, bring them to the edge of the stairs, sit in them, and scooch-scooch-scooch until it tipped over. It almost always worked as a fun ride to the bottom. The last time I did it, it hit the top step funny, and I took a nice dive.

I probably drew some wings on the boxes.

8:04 AM  
Blogger Ian Simmons said...

Are you Smokey or the Bandit? Regardless, you've pulled it off again, Marshall. I admire your muted-color sensibilities...

8:26 AM  
Blogger Kurt Kanellos said...

Another great image, Marshall. The kid really looks like he's struggling to keep the car under control. The drawn-on car details are much funnier than actual, physical pieces would have been.

9:28 AM  
Blogger Don Dixon's Blog said...

Great line of action in this one Marshall, and I agree the drawn on car parts is a great addition.

10:02 AM  
Blogger boob said...

Details on the box are top notch. The marker, the transparet tape, and I especially like how the marker line is broken around the edge of the box - that's real life details right there.

Feels a bit like FLCL with the colors and exaggeration.

10:07 AM  
Blogger Kevin Barber said...

very fun. you feel the imagination of lil you.

10:22 AM  
Blogger Shanzilla said...

Fantastic i loves it.

11:06 AM  
Blogger Marshall Bock said...

Thanks for the comments, guys. You all give me such a great reason to keep posting every week. I'm humbled : ) Thanks again!

M

11:49 AM  
Blogger Sammy Chu ^_^ said...

Is this robin tryong to learn how to drive the batmobile???!!!

At least I'd like to think so....

Really nice, Marshall.....maybe TOO nice.....

1:16 PM  
Blogger Bruno Werneck said...

that's a really nice piece man, very dynamic, fluid...

1:57 PM  
Blogger Michael Stadler said...

Great work Marshall, Bob's right about the FLCL feel, you should animate this.

7:46 PM  
Blogger Darryl Young said...

Excellent pose, you really captured it perfectly!

2:46 AM  
Blogger Jeremy Rowland said...

The idea is fantastic! Regarding kids, when they look too old it's almost always a proportions issue. Children's craniums are huge, for instance, and their eyes are larger and around 1/3 of the distance up from the jaw to the top of the head, unlike the 1/2 mark of adults, and the overall head size is larger compared to the body. Also, their arms and legs are shorter and fatter. A boy about the age of the one in your drawing is hardest, since they are somewhere in between the extremes. I agree it does look a touch old, like you were shooting for a 10-yr-old and hit about 14 instead, but it's not too bad and certainly doesn't detract from this great drawing.

12:07 PM  

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