This here’s a new Mini Commission done for a supporter The idea was just to have Frankie Foster playing with an anal toy, I chose this position to convey that idea ’cause I thought it’d be fun. I drew Frankie once before in 2016, though back then the idea was to try and adapt her into an anime style. These days my approach to these more stylized western cartoon characters is to try and keep key elements to their original art style while adapting other elements in the hopes of finding a middle ground where they won’t look unnatural with more realistically-drawn bodies. It’s a work in progress, but that’s what I went for here and I hope the final result is satisfactory.
A few weeks ago, I wanted to do a picture with some heavy perspective in it. I thought I could use the practice, so I spent some time on this. I decided to also take the opportunity to try a show I’ve never done before, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, since I thought I could also use the practice in drawing characters in different styles. FHFIM is one of those shows I’d never really worked with before, partly due to the show’s very stylized character designs, so doing this pic with Frankie was killing two birds with one stone. Once it was drawn, though, this one was a very quick color job.
Foster’s was a show I didn’t see much of when it first started. It aired during a period of my life when I was too old for cartoons, but not old enough to enjoy them the way I do now. From about 2005-2010 I watched practically no cartoons at all, so I missed most of this show’s run. When I started getting back into cartoons I did go back and watch some Foster’s though, since I knew the creative team behind it was good, and I liked it. It’s not my favorite McCracken/Faust cartoon by any means, but I liked it. Even when I had first seen the first few episodes as a kid, though, I knew Frankie was hot. Hopefully I can draw more of her in the future.
For some reason, I really, really like pairing Frankie with Bloo. I don’t know what it is about those two, maybe just all the tension between them in the show, but I love the idea of Frankie/Bloo a lot. I’d like to do more with them in the future, maybe try throwing Mac in their for good measure. I dunno, let me know what you guys think of this style for Foster’s. I went pretty anime with this version of Frankie, but I could try drawing her more like the show, too.