ORIGINS project VII

I had a real trouble with deciding what I want to do, but like most of the times (lately all the time) I ended up with something that contains a cat.

The Idea of the story

My characters name is Alisa and she is a human. Actually, no. She is a human sometimes, other times she’s a half-cat, or cat-human. Alisa pretends to be a human, she works in a big law corporation and her house is very modern, cold & boring. She seems to be like her house. Both of them have a secret. In the hidden basement you can find one large room with grandma-like wallpaper: fluffy carpet, cosy chairs, mattress and hundreds of pillows. It has a large aquarium because all cats like to look at fish (some of them not only like to look) and a fireplace because all cats love to be warm. The room is also filled with cat toys, books & DVDs, there is a projection on one of the walls. But the most important is the fact that one of the little basement windows is always open so every cat in need could come by.

Alisa’s sidekick is an ordinary looking cat named Moo, but he’s not ordinary at all. He lives longer than any other cat, he is more like a human that has changed into a cat (think of Salem from Sabrina the teenage witch). He helps Alisa fight the villains that are terrorising cats of the New Park City.

I’M SO EXCITED!

The character

I remembered how excited I was when as a kid I first heard that somewhere in the world someone created something about the cat woman . And then how disappointed I was when I actually saw it. I found the character extremely boring and just cold.

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This feeling didn’t changed at all from that time, after I saw the Catwoman film from 2004 I started completely avoiding the subject. I even managed to completely forget the film. And I’m not sad about it.

Anyway, this whole disappointment of the image of the cat woman made me want to make my own, softer and nicer one and with a sidekick.

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About the style.

Starting with Preston Blair I expanded my inspiration to everything made by Hanna-Barbera. I feel the most comfortable with this style. I spend watching their cartoons my whole childhood.

My main character look is a mix of many other charachters.

Daphne from Scooby-doo

I like how her fringe is sticking out, also I like the shape of the face and eyebrows. What I don’t like is that her body (especially legs) seems to heavy.

Next I looked at Betty from Flintstones

I found that Betty’s hair is even better but her body still wasn’t quite what I wanted.

I wanted my character’s body to by more like Ms. Sara Bellum from Powerpuff Girls, nice smooth and curvy.

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Then I remembered The Jetsons family

Bodys of Jane and Judy Jetsons are perfect, quite thin, actually proportional (Betty’s Rubble arms were way to big).

I have to admit that I also based my character on Meg from the Paperman. Its not like I wanted to because it is not the golden age but her eyes make me think of a cat. I think that the clothes she is wearing fit perfect for someone working in the law corporation like my character. And I like the length of her hair.The shape of her face is also similar to the ones above.

I am still inspired by Preston Blair’s style.

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Sidekick

First I tried to go with the cat looking a bit like the evil one from Powerpuff Girls

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but soon I realised that that’s not what I want. I wanted a regular looking cat.

So I based my cat a bit on the Top cat from the Top Cat.

I just simplified it a lot and made him walk on 4 legs like a regular cat.

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Sketches

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First sketches

Everything I drew on the beginning was not right. Didn’t look anything like golden age style, it didn’t even looked like my style, which is weird. I spend long time analysing P. Blair’s drawings and trying to understand what I’m doing wrong.

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And then this happened

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Few examples of work in progresssleeping strokedrinking stroke

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