Rough, quick sketch trying to figure out a hairstyle for our little protagonist. I like the hair but I'm kinda scared at what else I decided to do. Actually, I'm diggin' that little button nose as well. The slight quirkiness is a good compliment to Henri's big ol' honkin' schnoz. So yeah, get used to the hair maybe, but definately get used to the nose.
Look how happy she is!!! She loves her starter chain saw.
Hmmm....are braces endearing or just a pain to draw 40 or 50 times a day? We shall see.
Oh yeah! What about mom? She's not really a central character so I want something simple but with solid enough proportions we can get some great reaction shots out of her. Man, I feel bad marginalizing moms.
This here is a little closer to drab when what I think I'm really looking for is the heavier, Hairspray-esque mom who just looks like she's built to freak out over every little thing.
Wait?! Is it funnier if nothing effects her after the first two or three terrible shocks to the system? Maybe she turns to alcohol or pills to deal with her clearly disturbed husband and child! Hmm...for a cartoony short the most you can show is a swig of whiskey now and then. Remember booze = funny...pills = not funny. Plus, it's easier to make someone taking a swig out of a bottle read as opposed to popping pills. No insert shots listing Valium or the like.
And finally, to finish off this post: my homeslice Bobby Pontillas has done a really great write up on the incredible drawings Nico Marlet did for Kung-Fu Panda. Check it out.