Friday, March 18, 2011

Wannabe Tangled

I saw the movie "Tangled" this weekend, and I really liked it. Sadly, I've kind of outgrown animated films but this was one of the first ones that I've really, really loved in a long time. A lot of that might have to do with the fact that the Zachary-Levi-voiced character Flynn Rider is, like, the third-cutest animated boy of all time (1st is Sleeping Beauty's Prince Phillip and 2nd is Anastasia's Dimitri. Don't try to argue with me on those two.) So anyway, I really enjoyed Tangled. And the point of this post is that I also really enjoyed the ending credits. As the credits rolled, there were these cool illustrations (see some below) that looked like they were done with watercolor and an old-school ink pen. The brush strokes were really distinctive and I loved the whole vibe, so I decided I wanted to copy the style and draw some Annie-style characters in the Tangled-credits-style. The picture above is what I ended up with. I like it, although I admit I didn't quite capture the vibe the way I wanted to. But maybe that's okay, that the Annie-style always shines through and I can't prevent it.