Thursday, March 30, 2006



LION LEARNS A LESSON

The colorless sketches are starting to pile up! I was a lot closer to my sketchbook this week than I was to a computer with a scanner and Photoshop, so this'll have to do for now. I have had so much fun with this one. I look forward to finishing it. Go to the Toon Club link over there on your right to see more OZ goodness.

I love the Wizard of OZ! I think it was around the 4th grade when I would go to the library and check out as many OZ books as I could find; -especially the big fat ones with the amazing illustrations in them. I would study those drawings so much; they were a big influence on me.

We currently live in a house that used to be on the MGM lot back in the day, and it is where they made all the costumes for the Wizard of OZ movie. We call it the Tailor of OZ's house. Cool, huh?

Thanks for watching!

10 comments:

S.T. Lewis said...

You continue to amaze me... beautiful, Seth! You should stop sleeping and eating and just draw all the time. The more of this there is, the better. Man, you're good.

Ken Chandler said...

You do some really amazing work Seth. Thanks for sharing your talents with the world (and me in particular). I'm a big fan, though I've only recently discovered your site. All of you guys at Toon Club and Sketch Club inspire me to work harder. Thanks!

I love your take on the characters. They're beautifully rendered and simultaniously hysterical. Can't wait to see the finished color.

Seth Hippen said...

Thanks guys! I want to finish this piece now, but I'm so busy I think I WILL have to stop eating and sleeping to get it all done. I must not let it fall through the cracks!

Eric Vanic said...

man that is a really awesome drawing! i love the expresseion on the lions face

Afroman said...

man, I love this pic!! Awesome!
Very inspiring! I like your hook a lot too by the way.

Hans said...

Hey Seth,

This one's really great! I'm sure you're an amazing animator, but you should be doing character designs as well! Are you currently working on "Surf's Up" or what?

Hans

Tyler (characters N' sketches) said...

increddible work!! i love the OZ characters, very unique!!! i need to draw more like you lewis and jed!!

Seth Hippen said...

Thanks again guys. Hans, I'm putting the finishing touches on some Monster House animation, and then it's onto Surf's Up in May.

Teemu J├Ąppinen said...

Ah-mazing.

elephantmarchblog said...

Nice. Good line quality