Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Biteneck Beatniks sketchbook 1





Some of the early concepts for the BB series of paintings and characters, complete with some that never made it (or haven't thus far) to the canvas, including MAGNO, THE GIANT PANTS ROBOT. Yeah, some should just stay consigned to the backburner... ;-)

14 comments:

Goobeetsablog said...

wonderful.

thanks for showing the sketches.
It's nice to see the development of a project.

Magno Rocks!
-brian

Jo Bling said...

You think?? I thought he was weak compared to the other villains. His source of musical power is, quite obviously, heavy metal. He may not make it into the show/comic, and some other metalheaded villain may take his place...

dragonhead said...

"solve monster mysteries in LA"
Yey! Louisiana is finally getting some superheros. :D
(oh wait, you were reffering to Los Angeles :/ )

Thanks for posting the early sketches. I love looking at people's sketches.

jobeykowski said...

I like the bearded lady sketch. Not because i like bearded ladies, just because i err like the sketch.

Jo Bling said...

I fear you've already said too much, Jobey..... Let's draw a veil over that one, eh?......

paulhd said...

Magno gets my vote too! Like brain a jar guy too.

Moro Rogers said...

Hehe, these are awesome. (And what's wrong with a giant pants robot?^^)

ivaylo said...

wow, thanks for sharing those sketches. this show will kick ass!
best of luck!

dragonhead said...

Hm.. one of those characters looks very much like one from Mars Attacks. Interesting.

jesus chambrot said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I haven't seen anything from the hellboy Tv series but I am looking forward to it.

It's col to come in contact with someone who has worked with the Aardman folk. In my opinion they are the best animators in the world!

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Y-Fronts and Robots,what a combo !!!!
If only Lucas had thought of it instead of Jar Jar...Ooops sorry,there's me mentioning the Wars again !! :)

All great pics !!

I. N. J. Culbard said...

What was wrong with Jar Jar?

Niel Bushnell said...

Lovely stuff! Its not Bobbins!

Jo Bling said...

INJun... coming on here and rattling those SW cages, I don't know... Save such questions for Happy Hour please! :-D

Paul, Moro, Glazy- So am I right in thinking people actually LIKE a giant metal overlord with ADHD and enormous underpants?

Ivaylo, thanks for stopping by my stetsoned chum.

Jesus, the HB show looks pretty cool, bit of a departure from MM's original artwork yet strangely faithful. Aards are a lovely bunch of folk- they have a set break every morning to have tea, cheese and crackers, incredible! I had work experience on Close Shave and it was definitely a springboard for my career.

Bushy, as for Bobbins, we must talk some more on that *mwahahaha!*



PS: I lied about the cheese and crackers...