Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Heat Miser/Snow Miser

 I've noticed that I have a bunch of fun sketches on my facebook that I've never posted here. And maybe that's because I try to post mainly polished-up art on this blog, as opposed to rough unfinished stuff. But sometimes that rough unfinished stuff is just fun, and doesn't need to be polished up, right? And I think this is one of those exceptions.

 The Rankin-Bass stop-motion"animagic" holiday shorts are among my most favorite things in the entire known universe. And those guys (Paul Coker, I'm looking at you!) were amazing character designers. They have so much life and personality and they're so engaging, and I think that's a big part of why people love those mini-movies so much. I think this was Christmas 2014 that I sketched up two of my favorite characters, Heat Miser and Snow Miser. Honestly though, who doesn't love them? Here they are in a screen grab from "The Year Without a Santa Claus":

And here is my take on the big hams:

 Like just about every rough sketch that I do, I'm hoping to do a more cleaned-up version of these, maybe for next Christmas. Until then, I hope you enjoy!

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