Google Banner - Honoring Chuck Jones' 100th Birthday
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The project was to create a google banner for some holiday or anniversary. I chose to create a banner for Charles M. Jones, creator of classic Lo… Read More
The project was to create a google banner for some holiday or anniversary. I chose to create a banner for Charles M. Jones, creator of classic Looney Tunes characters and cartoons. Chuck would be 100 years old September 21, 2012 may he rest in peace. Read Less
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Honoring Charles M. Jones (Chuck Jones)
This was an assigned project my senior year in a digital illustration course. I chose to honor Chuck Jones, half of the duo that created the Looney Tunes, (along with Tex Avery) in lieu of his upcoming 100th anniversary of his birth on September 21, 2012. Chuck created some of the greatest cartoon shorts starring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote, Marvin Martian, and Michigan J. Frog that have inspired me in my illustrative endeavors over the years. So for this project, I chose to illustrate characters from some of the greatest Chuck Jones episodes in a sketchy pen-drawn style, in an attempt to look like concept art for the classic characters.

The best part of this project was the research.. hours revisiting some of the best cartoons of my childhood. But the funniest moment was watching that frog dance and sing, pausing it to find the perfect pose, only to have him create a perfect lowercase 'e' with his elbow. It was typographic fate!

I did some editing and cleaned up a few things in the most recent (top) image.

This piece was completed with a 1px. brush in photoshop.