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DC Doodles 1 by dfridolfs DC Doodles 1 by dfridolfs
If there's anything I've learned, it's that art is like a muscle. And if you don't use it enough, you lose it. And as of recently; work, travel, and getting sick...this all adds to the troubles of losing it.

So it's been awhile since I've felt in the groove working on art, so I sat down and just started doing quick warmup doodles. Stuff that probably takes like 10 or 20 minutes (or less), just to hack it out and warmup the ol' art muscle. Quick blueline rough and then straight to drawing it in ink.

Hope to make this a semi-regular thing, grabbing whatever scratchpaper I have handy and doodle whatever comes to mind down. And then share here for all the tomatoes and insults :)

First up is this piece...

I've been dying to do a fun lil Penguin drawing. Trying to push and pull and exagerate my linework the more I can...to experiment and see what works and what doesn't. It's no surprise that I'm hugely inspired by all the various Batman animated artists out there (Timm, Murakami, Glines, Cooke, etc). Toss in people like Cheeks, Mignola, Ben Caldwell, and Jeff Smith; and there you have a mixed pot of awesomeness. So that's always been my love of the animated style as a starting point and hopefully have it inch towards something a little more recognizable of my own.
Anyways with Penguin, I see him as looking as close to his namesake as possible. Would be fun to see him around 3 feet or so in height...real small in comparison to Batman's shadowy form looming over him. His hat, almost as big as he is. Really play up his cartooniness and size.

And with Mister Freeze, I probably can't go very long in the day without wanting to draw him. Make him more machine than man. Add on some type of wrist gauntlet ability to shoot a crazy blizzard out of one hand (for distraction/escape purposes), while the other hand is free to shoot that ice gun of his. Fun right?

So there ya have it. More doodles in the future coming. As well as some finished pieces.

- D
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:iconjdrainville:
jdrainville Mar 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Penguin sketch made my day. Who knew he could look almost cuddly? Almost. :D
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:icondfridolfs:
Pengy has an admirer. heh

- D
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:iconjdrainville:
jdrainville Mar 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, only from a distance. :)
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:iconwheels9696:
I want to give your Penguin a hug and a pep talk :D
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:icondfridolfs:
Heh watch out for his umbrella.

- D
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TedKimArt Feb 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet style, Timm, Kirby..Fridolfs!
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:icondfridolfs:
Heh heh thanks!

- D
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:iconah-tan:
from the looks of it,
you still got it dude.
yeah!
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:iconyorko:
yorko Feb 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
man, your inkline is AMAZING! love those two
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:iconpatcarlucci:
Dude, these are some seriously tasty artistic nuggets.... LOVE EM'...!
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