Tuesday, November 9

Keep It Flat!

You know what really irks me?  Adding airbrush-y shading to old cartoon characters to tart them up and make them look more "real".

F'r'instance, here's a nice classically flat Bugs Bunny:

...and here's the modern, "improved" B.B.:

Ecch!  I'm sure you're as offended as I am.

All the super-flat, limited animation Hanna Barbera characters of my youth have been subjected to the same treatment, which takes away their most appealing quality--their crisp black lines, and flat, bright colors.  Check out this poor guy:
Working it!
You can shade him all you want, but he still won't look real.

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