Grandpa & The Bear

This was a personal project that I used for my final last semester. My grandfather always tell us grandchildren about the time he was chased up a tree by a bear while he was working in Idaho for the Bureau of Land Management. It’s a great story, but I knew that as a cartoon it might be a little scary unless I embellished some bits (like the part at the end when the bear was shot or the fact that the bear was indeed trying to eat Grandpa). So I altered the story to be more little kid friendly and storyboarded it out. I really wanted to make this feel like the era that it took place in so I opted for a very retro 1950’s style. These images are character shots of Grandpa and the Bear.

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  1. Ashley A Smith
    Posted January 15, 2008 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

    Hmmm this reminds me of that old disney cartoon with the forest ranger making the bears pick up the trash…kinda retro like that. I really like the bears pointy bum. made me laugh

  2. Manelle
    Posted January 18, 2008 at 5:16 am | Permalink

    Great characters. The shapes are really nice. If you pump up the value contrast a little they might be more clear. I really love their expressions.

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