I couldn't be more excited to be a part of Ltd. Art Gallery's Saturday Morning Show, and boy, was it hard to figure out what exactly it was I wanted to do. I had so many great memories of watching Saturday morning cartoons and shows growing up. Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, Muppet Babies, Pee-Wee's Playhouse, X-Men, The Tick… so many great shows. It's certainly a by-gone era that kids these days have no idea how special it was.
I finally settled on one of my favorite cartoons, The Real Ghostbusters, for inspiration. But not just the cartoon, but the action figures.
Time was unfortunately a little tight this time around, so my original plan of doing paintings of the action figures had to be put on the back burner, perhaps for another time. But by doing that I think I came up with something that I found more interesting.
I've been on a bit of a kick of drawing with charcoal on colored paper lately and thought it would lend itself well to these portraits.
If you're a fan, I'm sure you've already figured out that the color of the paper corresponds with the color of jumpsuits they wore. Special thanks to my nephew for providing the reference material, i.e. his figures, since I've long since lost mine.
Titled "Collect All Four", the piece is framed in a 16" x 20" frame and each drawing is about 5" x 7".
It can be purchased at the gallery in Seattle or online here.
Also another cartoon related painting of mine, Krang from Teenage Mutant NInja Turtles, can still be purchased here from Ltd. Art Gallery as well.
So if you're there in Seattle, do stop by and take in a really fun show that's bound to stir some great memories of watching cartoons while laying in your Return of the Jedi sleeping bag and eating Frankenberry cereal. Well, at least that's what my Saturday mornings consisted of.