2010-12-31-BFP710-notsomuch


710 Not So Much.

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The admin side of the site is sooooo slow anymore.  While the pages themselves are running alright getting them there has turned into a giant hassle.  Which is partly why my blog posts have been so short.  Everything takes so ling that it blows my train of thought and cuts into actually making the damn things.

Anyway, with the Smurfs movie comig out before long they’ve started reprinting the old comics the show was based on.  I may have mentioned before that I was obsessed with Smurfs as a kid.  When I was little  I used to try desperately to mimic the style and draw Smurfs.  It turns out that I actually can mimic it pretty well now.  I never thought to try until relatively recently, and have no reason so to do, but I’m sure 6 year old me would be very pleased.

I ordered one of the collections the other day with a gift card and have been inspecting the linework every chance I get.  I’ve noticed that a lot of the hand gestures I use are basically me trying to ape this style.  Maybe if I look harder I’ll do better at it.  XD  The books are in color, but they’d be just as good in black and white.  I’m not sure what they were like originally.

It kind of a shame I can’t write kid stories for shit because I can actually draw kid friendly styles much better than what I try to do normally.