Monday, September 8, 2008

A Beaver Family in Crisis...

Hey peoples. This week I had to board out a short sequence involving a family of beavers in crisis. Now after reading through the script it turns out that the beaver children are troubled by a lack of wood and rabies. That's pretty rough. But the first thing that sprung into my mind was to just draw a bunch of really disturbed beaver children. Here are some faves:

Now those were fun...but look at this little dude:

Soooo RAAADDD!!! His name has gotta be something cool like Thurston or Amedeo. Not really, his real name is Stephen or Brett but he long ago decided that was too "jockish" or main-stream...so he lies and tells all the other kids in junior high that Stephen or Brett is his middle name or something.

He spends all his time learning Lou Reed and Pixies song on his rad little Beaver sized Fender Telecaster. He only listens to vinyl and although he's never too excited he's not afraid to smile and isn't one of those pains-in-the-ass who cross their arms and sneer during all the local rawk shows.

His tail piercing is about six days old but he pretends he's had it since birth. It itches like hell but he promised himself he wasn't gonna touch it even once at school. It took him hours to make his Chucks look dirty and messed up enough to wear 'em around the cool kids. When he lights up a cigarette he usually keeps it pretty far from his face and only takes a drag when a girl is looking. He doesn't inhale.

Hmmm...this is pretty good. I should draw this.

I'm gonna draw this.

Whatdya guys think about the glasses? I think they are cool and make him look like he's familiar with The Talking Heads....that's a good thing.

15 comments:

Bobby Pontillas said...

The talking Who? Anyway, yeah that little dude is pretty rad. And all the kids are pretty hilarious. But my favorite is that little girl in the middle w/ the little friend, so cute!

Mia said...

Hahaha....I love the family Matt, they're AWESOME!
And yeah, I agree with Bobby, the girl w/ the friend is REALLY cute!! =)

enb said...

great sketches!
funny- you visit all the same art blogs as I do. Nice. You have good taste.
cheers
ianb

Lianne said...

Those are awesome sketches. I love the backstory of Stephen/Brett. Strangely enough, I feel like I've seen his type of character before, hehe. I dig the glasses as well. I could either see those or aviators on him.

I'm glad he's not an arm crosser; I'm not a fan of those types of beavers.

Moro Rogers said...

Heh, I love the Talking Heads.^^ I also like the phrase 'troubled by a lack of wood and rabies." Good stuff.

Mike Terry said...

Too Funny!

Alina Chau said...

Soo cute!

Matt said...

Thank you all for your comments! They bring me comfort and joy!

Bobby!!! Here you go. You remember this you just don't remember:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYbUCvz1LYE

Having seen this and realizing I think this is as cool as a human can ever hope to be, you prolly have a better understanding of me.

Mia: I'm really starting to dig the lil girl character as well. I think there is potential there. And some of my favorite animation shorts have been father daughter stories.

Ian: Great minds think alike.

Lianne: You totally have seen this character before. It was me hangin' out at your local zoo or arboretum!

Moro: Take care of my friend Bobby and make sure he gets a double dose of Mr. David Byrne.

Mike, Alina: Thanks for stopping in. Cheers!

Kim said...

Hey, thanks for the comment - YEAH, I'm all about the raccoons in wife beaters! I love your crazy beaver kids... the two on the right are the best.

martin wittig said...

Nicd work!!:)

JAEWOOKIM said...

Haha so cute~!!

Anthony Holden said...

Fun times--keep posting to let us know where this goes.

Cat Musgrove said...

It's all about the square glasses poking out from either side of his nose. :)

kanishk said...

great scratch..


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