flying through clouds of uncertainty on wings of existential dread
A certain friend who shall be forever (or at least for this post) know as Lrequested a cartoon with this caption, with Neurotic Owl running off to an adventure. Simple, right? I draw more ridiculous things than that ALL the time.
So this is version #6 or maybe 7, because NO is really designed as a character who stands stiffly and awkwardly and hardly ever moves, and I just can’t seem to make him run. I tried! I swear, I tried. Running poses looked like he was sitting, or dancing, or had to pee, but never running. The only way I could get him to look like there was some kind of running happening was to go off-model and stylize him (differently than his usual stylization), and I’m pretty sure she’s looking for NO classic. So, fail, but I’m posting this one because I sort of love it and think it’s adorable.
That would probably sound egotistical if I hadn’t just admitted that I can’t draw a cartoon owl running. Send me one of those ads where you draw the donkey to supposedly get into art school, damn it! I feel the need to prove myself!
Look, naked ladies! I can draw those!
Cartoon David Tennant riding a unicorn? Check.
All the stuff a nerd could want? No problem.
Running cartoon owl, you are my new nemesis. I shall conquer you!
I suspect NO would not “run ” toward adventure. He might go forth but with timidity and trepidation so this rendition is spot on!
That is more or less the issue with trying to draw him running — at least, running TOWARDS. I tend to think he’d back away slowly if retreat were necessary, too. Or maybe trip and fall. Oh, lord, he’s the blonde girl in the horror movie.