Sunday, April 4, 2010

More Doodles!


Here's a bunch more of my recent newspaper doodles drawn in blank areas of my daily Globe and Mail over a succession of leisurely lunches at my favourite local eateries. The oddly dyslexic Bell Canada ad pictured above seemed to offer up an interesting layout in which to fit a bevy of cute showgirls. It started out with just the one in the lower right, then led to one after another as my pen meandered clockwise around the page.


Uh oh, I think the guy in the above photo may be in trouble now that the gal's cartoon hubby has unexpectedly walked in the door! The family pets apparently never liked the rascal anyhow.

As for the following images, I believe that any product will sell better if the corporation hires cute cartoon gals to hawk its wares:




Aloha!

21 comments:

Tony DiStefano said...

These sketches are so good Pete and inspirational.They make the ad look better.

Eric Scales said...

Pete, do you have a particular approach when doing these girls? I'm new to drawing cartoon women, and I get so focused on wanting to make the face attractive, that I wind up doing the head in the same position every time, and often have no idea what I want the body to be doing until I get there. By then it's often too late to come up with a good pose, or if not, the locked position of the head gives me only a few body options which I've now repeated a couple dozen times. I feel silly asking such an amateurish question but it's been a hurdle for me, and I love your women! You can see some of what I feel are my more successful attempts here: http://ericscalessketchbook.blogspot.com/search/label/pretty%20girls

Eric Scales said...

That link got butchered: here

Max Ward said...

Do you ever draw....rough, sketchy? You're work is so incredibly clean

kurtwil said...

Very nice sketches, Peter. A lot of life's in them.

Patrick McMicheal said...

I love these!!!! Please keep-em comin!!!!!!!

jmanu said...

love your creativity in these ads! and definitely looks better with the cartoons

PS. I laughed a lot with the door scene ;-)
Best,

Steve Schnier said...

Emslie, you sicko...

Nice work, actually. Keep it up.

Mark Mayerson said...

That mortgage advice ad is just great, only after your additions it should be for marriage counseling.

Mark Mayerson said...

Rik Maki did a book of doodles called Scribblin' Away at Mike's Cafe. You should do something like that with these doodles.

Gemma Duffill said...

I love these - please keep them coming :)

Nic said...

Pete, this post is on boingboing! I'm such a nerd, but that's really cool. http://www.boingboing.net/2010/04/05/more-of-pete-emslies.html

Also, I love your doodles! You should make a habit of posting them. It's nice to see your more "rough" style.

jeffrey white said...

man these are awesome!!

andreakward said...

There is nothing like the touch of the hand to paper. You have brought the most mundane, soulless advertisements to life with your fabulous cartoons.

Can you bring back the Golden Age of Illustration and save our society from artistic computerized mediocrity?

david gemmill said...

hahahahahha! i chortled at the one where the guy comes into the room looking at the couple sitting on his chair!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Thanks for sharing! Enjoyed it a lot! You'll never be bored again! There are so many newspapers to draw on everywhere you need to wait!

Mitch K said...

Wow, you've actually managed to make Bell look attractive!

ted said...

These are terrific! I love how appealing all the characters are inside of their own little storylines.

Floyd Norman said...

Boy, these ads suck without your drawings.

Very nice, Pete.

Kali Fontecchio said...

So cute and awesome!!!!

robb miller said...

These are great! Thanks for the laughs! I love your work! Very inspiring.