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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Richard Scarry - Part One!



I think it's safe to say Richard Scarry's books have had a very long term affect on me. Man I used to read the hell out of 'em! The detail and manic energy of of his illustrations have stuck with me all these years and still have an influence on my work/scribbles. All those cars with their tiny wheels that never seem to touch the ground, crashing into everything and always involved in chases and hijinx... great stuff!
I couldn't find that much info about the guy, strangely rotten.com has the best stuff I came across. It's an interesting read!
The car I liked best of all was Dingo Dog's red roadster with it's hungry looking grille. Today I did this little doodle of it that I'm about to paint up real quick-like, I'll put the finished version up tomorrow if I get a chance to do it tonight.

2 comments:

  1. I've been trying to find his books for my son. It's such a unique and fun world! I guess it influenced me quite a bit as well...

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  2. i remember i had a big book from him, i didn't recognize the name at first, but when i saw the illustration style, lots of images from that old book came to my mind. when i was 3 or 4 i remember watching it the whole day.
    can't wait to see your final version btw.

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