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Artist Illustrates Popular Cartoon Characters In Their Official Style VS Her Own
By Yoon Sann Wong, 12 Jul 2017
‘Blossom’ from The Powerpuff Girls. Image by Elena Manetta and featured with permission
Some of you might be familiar with the ‘#stylechallenge’ that was initiated on Instagram mid-2016. It involves artists sketching the same figure several times—once in their personal style, followed by other versions in popular styles referenced from famous animations.
In this spin-off, New York-based storyboard artist and 2D animator Elena Manetta challenges herself to draw various characters in their official style, as well as her own.
Her work, which comes juxtaposed in side-by-side images, feature popular characters such as ‘Stewie’ from Family Guy, ‘Blossom’, ‘Bubbles’, and ‘Buttercup’ from The Powerpuff Girls, ‘Little Dog’ and ‘Big Dog’ from Two Stupid Dogs, and many more.
Manetta explains, “Sometimes poses from stylized designs don’t translate 1:1 to other art styles and that things need to be tweaked according to what you’re going for. In this case, a lot of the limbs had to be positioned differently when I drew them in my own way.”
“I really like drawing overly muscular characters…I don’t know if that’s obvious from my own characters or not. It allows me to give a lot of curvy features to a man without making them look feminine.”
Enjoy some of Manetta’s graphics below and see more over on her Tumblr.
‘Bubbles’ (top) and ‘Buttercup’ (bottom) from The Powerpuff Girls. Images by Elena Manetta and featured with permission
‘Arnold’ from Hey Arnold! Image by Elena Manetta and featured with permission
‘Little Dog’ and ‘Big Dog’ from Two Stupid Dogs. Image by Elena Manetta and featured with permission
‘Dino’ from The Flinstones. Image by Elena Manetta and featured with permission
‘Stewie’ from Family Guy. Image by Elena Manetta and featured with permission
[via Bored Panda, images by Elena Manetta and featured with permission]
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