Saturday, February 19, 2011

Belle: Also a Total Hipster

I told you I was planning on drawing more hipsterfied Disney princesses now, didn't I?

After completing Hipster Ariel, the next princess begging to get the treatment was dear ol' Belle. I decided to put her in her villager outfit as opposed to her famous ballgown because gold taffeta is so lame. (Unless it was for a totally ironic 80's prom dress party night, then game on!)

I've got one more princess in mind to add to this bizarro mini-series. Anticipate it. Fear it. ;-P

Coupla Couples: David and Jonah

Ahh, I would have liked to have posted this earlier in the week but alas, stuff happens.

Anyway, next up we have young David and Jonah. The two boys first met each other during tryouts for their high school's volleyball team. At the time, unbeknownst to each other, they were struggling with their own sexualities. Having developed a strong friendship throughout their time on the volleyball team, David and Jonah ended up coming out of the closet to each other. From then on, that friendship slowly developed into something more.

Now, with both of them headed off to different universities, David and Jonah are determined to remain faithful to one another and keep their relationship alive no matter how wide the distance was.

Fingers crossed...

By the way, Jonah's hoodie says "LUCK". Not the other thing. ;-)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Coupla Couples: Bruno, Mindy and Leo

Whoo! I'm on a roll tonight!

Well, technically I finished this last night but I didn't get a chance to scan it in until this evening.

Moving along on the whole Coupla Couples series of sorts, we have a different sort of relationship going on here. It's the reason why the "It's Complicated" status exists on Facebook.

Mindy and Leo (who you may recognize as the comic loving couple from "Love a'la Comic Mode") had a pretty good thing going on for a while. It wasn't until that fateful fall night when the two got into a heated, nasty argument at that gig of Leo's friend's brother's cousin's band. Before storming off from the show, Bruno (one of the "males" in "You've Got Male") noticed Mindy's distraught state and asked her what the matter was. What began as a mere venting session turned into a two hour conversation about comics, video games, bad exam experiences and other surprisingly common interests.

So you can only imagine the disbelief, anguish and jealousy Leo felt when he discovered that not only did his girl Mindy leave the club with Bruno that night but that they had started hanging out more often without Leo's knowledge. Sure they exchanged plenty of hugs and a kiss or three on the cheek but nothing had gone any further between Bruno and Mindy.

To sum things up, after meeting one another and still having strong feelings all around for Mindy, the three had agreed to one solution; an open relationship!

You got all that? Good!

Ariel is a Total Hipster

Okay, I took a little detour and got struck with the urge to work in a fairly recent goofy Internet meme: it's Hipster Ariel, yo! Confused? Intrigued? Morbidly curious? Go to the link and check out what all this happenin' noise is about.

Drawing a hipsterfied Ariel was remarkably fun to do. So much so that I'm considering giving some other Disney princesses the same treatment.


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Coupla Couples: Tracy and Wanda

The usual associations of this month are starting to creep up on me and it's showing through in my art!

So yeah, anyone remember Wanda? Chances are you probably remember her big-ass glasses.

Not only did she get a new, smaller pair of glasses (those other ones were fake plastic ones) but she also found a new girlfriend at the optometrist's! D'awww. It all began with Tracy's observation of the Sailor Moon button on Wanda's purse which led to a mutual geek-out session, then coffee, then dinner and so on and so forth. Sailor Mercury's their mutual favorite.

I might draw a few more couples. We'll see.