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Murky by mallaard Murky by mallaard
Between all the Joe Mad! comics I've been reading and all the Mighty Mouse cartoons I've been watching, I had a strong urge to draw something more cartoony and dynamic than usual. And I'd been meaning to draw this angry little man for a while anyway.

For those out of the know, this is Murky, one of the main badguys from the old Rainbow Brite cartoon. What's interesting is, when I was studying the reference picture I realize that this guy has elements of both Mario and Sonic to him, and he came before either of those two were fully developed.

He once killed a man in Reno just to watch him die. Swear to God. OK that probably isn't true. What is true is that the actor who did Murky's voice is the same guy who did, and currently does, the voice for Optimus Prime. I poop you not, check out IMDB.
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breitasparrow Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think a lot more kids would have found him frightening had he looked like this on the show. :XD: Awesome work, this is epic. :D
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mallaard Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I wouldn't want him to be frightening, but with a more zany and crazed appearance it could be interesting.
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breitasparrow Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good point! Some of the things in the show, looking back, were already disturbing enough for a kids' show, I think. I mean for one thing, how did Wisp become an orphan in the first place? Did her parents die or was she abandoned? Sorry, I tend to over-analyze stuff - I could go on all day, so I'll stop now. :XD:
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mallaard Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I forgot who Wisp was, but I definitely remember the name. I love the look and feel of the Star Stealer movie, it's covers such a wide spectrum of classic 80s bright and bubbly versus cold and hard-edged looks.
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breitasparrow Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wisp was Rainbow Brite's original name before she became Rainbow Brite. In the two-parter "The Beginning of Rainbowland", it mentions in the beginning that she's an orphan (presumably from Earth), and the episodes revolve around her being sent on the mission to restore the place to its original state, pretty much. :) So looking back, I always wonder how she became an orphan in the first place, which if you think about it too much, can be pretty disturbing.

I agree about the Star Stealer movie, I actually appreciate the style it was done in. And the sound effects are awesome. :D
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Buuya Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010   Digital Artist
Nice variety of marks, man! The thicker, wavy part inside the cape is beautiful.
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mallaard Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! And thanks for the journal feature as well! Besides the aforementioned Joe Madureira influence going into this, a lot of times I also think about Kelly Jones and his handling of graphic B&W art, particularly when it comes to capes. Like here:
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Buuya Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010   Digital Artist
God, that's beautiful :0
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Yokoshuichi Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
He was all about that gloom. And yet he looke very blue and purple XD
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Patreek Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
OMG he's amazing!! Please do more RB characters!!! Buddy blue!! lol
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