Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Fanny Wins!

Fanny McRollo was the top vote-getter at the Fist-A-Cuff Arena-Girl Challenge! Thanks to all who voted for her! There is a new illustration of Fanny ( in the official FACA swimsuit! ) at the fist-a-cuffs site.

Also did a quick sketch of Fanny in celebration of her win ( she looks like she's copping a bit of a Hollywood attitude-- )

Been trying to loosen up my drawings a bit. I often have a tendency to overwork a drawing and lose the spontaneity. Though my drawings tend to get a bit stiff at times, I also feel a need to rework stuff so everything is in the right place. The need for accuracy, and the need for spontaneity are always at war. Something I need to work on--somehow bringing the two together in harmony.

This series of drawings shows the loose initial sketch progressing to the eventual tighter one.



At Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 6:55:00 PM PST, Blogger Nah said...

Congrats Benton- you deserve it! You won because of your technical drawing skill, but more importantly because you made a character that people were intrigued by. Fanny's a groovy looking gal, and all these bonus pictures of her on your blog are the icing on the cake!

At Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at 11:13:00 PM PST, Blogger Unknown said...

Congrats!! well deserved.

Love the "looser" approach as well.

Would love to see some Fanny sequentials....


At Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at 4:06:00 AM PST, Blogger HoDeanie said...

Congratulations!!! I love the fact that she "feels" like a real person on the screen. Great emotion!

At Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at 9:18:00 AM PST, Blogger benton jew said...

mrcolinp-I really appreciate your comments, as I do tend to be so myopically technical at times I forget to add the "fun"! I made a conscious effort to loosen up and get a little wackier with this one...thanks for noticing!

iggy art- Your work is AMAZING! Wild stuff! Check it out everyone!

ccarman- Thanks--and because of folks like you, we may be seeing those sequentials on this site sometime soon...

hodeanie- Thanks! And for you political junkies of the left wing persuasion, check out hodeanie's newly reopened blog!


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