Wednesday, May 30, 2007
I was looking through my files today for various copies of things to send out as inking samples. Here's the "before-and-after" of a SHREK piece that I inked a couple of years ago. It was pencilled by former Warner Bros. Consumer Products co-worker, Mark Christiansen. Mark and I were asked by Scholastic Books in New York to work up a SHREK sample as a penciler and inker team. It was done in hopes of landing the job illustrating SHREK activity books. Mark did a great job on the pencil art and I thought we should have been hired. Even though I'm not a SHREK fan, this piece was fun to ink. Click on each image to enlarge. Contact me at email@example.com . Thanks! -- Patrick Owsley
Monday, May 28, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
Everyone who knows me, knows that I am life-long fan of the CHICAGO CUBS. Yeah, I know...the CUBS haven't won the World Series since 1908, but, hey...anyone can have a bad century. The CUBS are in L.A. this weekend for a three-game series against the DODGERS at Dodger Stadium. Leslie and I will be at the game tonight with her mom and dad (Debbie and Joey) cheering on ALFONSO SORIANO, DERREK LEE, ARAMIS RAMIREZ and the rest of LOU PINIELLA's 2007 CUBS! Although, Debbie is a DODGERS fan so she won't be rooting for the CUBS. She's a CUBS fan only when they're not playing the DODGERS. I'm going to the game on Saturday with Joey, while Leslie and Debbie sit that game out. I think it's great that my father-in-law is a CUBS fan! How lucky am I! On Sunday, all four of us will be back at Dodger Stadium for the series finale. I'm posting a piece of CHICAGO CUBS mascot art that I did a couple of years ago. The mascot is based on one that was used on a 1970s CUBS pennant. The CHICAGO CUBS logo is hand-lettered. The art is markers, colored pencil, brush & ink on coquille board. GO CUBS!
Monday, May 21, 2007
I've got a couple of original art pieces currently listed on Ebay. They are the HOPPITY HOOPER and LAUREL and HARDY pieces that are posted above. Click on each image to enlarge! Also, I want to remind everyone that I am available for commissions. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks! -- Patrick Owsley
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Check out my MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/patrickowsley. I have many pieces of my cartoon art posted in my "Pics" section, including the above art of THE BEATLES, so be sure to take a look! Click on JOHN, PAUL, GEORGE and RINGO to enlarge each image. I also want to remind my blog visitors that I am available to do commissions. Just contact me at email@example.com and I'll get back to you very soon. Thanks! -- Patrick Owsley
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
I highly recommend the newly-released, Tex Avery's DROOPY - The Complete Theatrical Collection DVD 2-disc set! I picked up the 24 cartoon set today and watched disc 2. I love all of the Tex Avery DROOPY cartoons, but my favorite DROOPY cartoons are the letterboxed Cinemascope cartoons produced by Hanna and Barbera. Michael Lah directed those cartoons, with layout by the legendary Ed Benedict. The sensational backgrounds are by Montealegre. These cartoons alone make this DVD set well worth getting! All 24 cartoons are uncut and uncensored! I'll watch disc 1 and the special features tomorrow.
I'm also posting a few pages from the DROOPY style guide that I helped create at Warner Bros. Consumer Products. Using brush and ink, I had the pleasure of inking this terrific character art of DROOPY, THE WOLF and RED HOT RIDING HOOD. The art was pencilled by Mike Fontanelli and colored by one of the department's designers. Click on each image to enlarge.
You can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Thanks! -- Patrick Owsley
Sunday, May 13, 2007
I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day! Here's one of our favorite Hanna-Barbera TV cartoon mothers, WILMA FLINTSTONE! I inked this WILMA piece, which was pencilled by Mark Christiansen, with a brush. I believe this art was used as a supplement to the current FLINTSTONES style guide that Mark and I worked on at Warner Bros. Consumer Products. WILMA was colored by one of the style guide's designers. Happy Mother's Day!
Friday, May 11, 2007
Recently, my friend Lance Falk asked me to do something in one of his sketchbooks. Lance is an animation artist and writer who has an incredible collection of sketchbooks with drawings from various artists such as Alex Ross, Bruce Timm, John K. and many more. It's an honor and a pleasure for me to be included in Lance's sketchbook with this UNDERDOG and RIFF RAFF piece. Thanks, Lance! -- Patrick Owsley
Thursday, May 10, 2007
If you're a fan of classic Hanna-Barbera merchandise, then here is a book that is "must-have". It's the recently released CLASSIC HANNA-BARBERA COLLECTIBLES by Funko President, Brian Mariotti. This hardcover book is wonderfully designed with photographs that are colorful and large...filling each page! There are eleven chapters covering plastic premiums, push puppets, vinyl figures, squeakies, plastic figures, cars, windups & ramp walkers, soakies & banks, saw dust dolls and more! The book's foreword is by the late, great Joe Barbera. From the book's introduction, "The focus of this book is cataloging the sweetest toys from the 1960s - 1970s. This book puts the spotlight on the period where Hanna-Barbera cartoons were at their height of popularity." Order your copy today from Cameron Collectibles at http://www.cameroncollectibles.net/products.asp?cat=179.
Back in the Fall of 2005, I created all of the character art for Classic Media's current UNDERDOG style guide. There were a few pencil roughs that didn't make it to the final art stage. Here's a few of those pieces...UNDERDOG captures SIMON BAR SINISTER and CAD...SWEET POLLY PUREBREAD on TV and a Godfather-like RIFF RAFF. Contact me at email@example.com . -- Patrick Owsley
Monday, May 07, 2007
Here's a few more MICKEY MOUSE inkings that I did for Disney Consumer Products in London a few years ago. Check my December 2006 archive for the December 27th posting of other MICKEY MOUSE inkings. All of the MICKEY inkings were done with brush & ink on duralene, then touched-up with white opaque watercolor. Thanks! -- Patrick Owsley
Sunday, May 06, 2007
I meant to post this PEPE LE PEW piece yesterday with the other Looney Tunes art that I posted. PEPE LE PEW is one of many great Chuck Jones Looney Tunes characters! This is another terrific piece that I had the pleasure of inking (brush & ink on duralene) while on-staff at Warner Bros. Consumer Products in Burbank, CA. I believe this PEPE LE PEW pose was pencilled by Mike Fontanelli. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Thanks! -- Patrick Owsley
Saturday, May 05, 2007
Recently, I mentioned that I'd be posting more LOONEY TUNES licensing art that I inked while at Warner Bros. Consumer Products in Burbank, CA. The first piece is a recreation of an old BUGS BUNNY comic book cover. I also did the cover's hand-lettering. The black and white inking was then colored (very nicely, I might add, with bright flat colors!) and used for the front of a blank greeting card. Next, are two images of PUSSYFOOT and MARC ANTONY from a small collection of character art (pencilled by Mike Fontanelli) used for PUSSYFOOT and MARC ANTONY merchandising. I did all of the inkings with brush & ink on duralene. Click on each image for a larger view. E-mail me at email@example.com . Thanks! - Patrick Owsley
Produced in Mexico by Fotorama de Mexico S.A., these 1978 Hanna-Barbera kid's birthday party hats feature great 1960s Hanna-Barbera characters...MOBY DICK, SPACE KIDETTES, ATOM ANT, HILLBILLY BEARS, WINNIE WITCH, SECRET SQUIRREL and SQUIDDLY DIDDLY! Check my previous post for more of these hats. Hope you enjoyed seeing them! Click each image to enlarge!
I think these 1978 Hanna-Barbera kid's birthday party hats are neat to see because of the art used on the hats. I think it's interesting that these hats are from 1978, but feature mostly characters from the 1960s. They were produced in Mexico by Fotorama de Mexico S.A. When assembled, they have a baseball cap-style appearance with an elastic string that goes under the chin. Just thought I'd share these with you. I have a few more to post, as well. Click on each image to enlarge!
Thursday, May 03, 2007
Here's a couple of WITCH HAZEL pieces that I re-inked late last year for fun. I've been going through my LOONEY TUNES licensing art files and have come across art that I will be posting in the next week or so. It's art that I worked on while on-staff at Warner Bros. Consumer Products in Burbank, CA. Click on each image to enlarge!