Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Occasional Plum

You shall find Mr. Wooster... an exceedingly pleasant and amiable young gentleman, but not intelligent. By no means intelligent. Mentally he is negligible — quite negligible.
(The Inimitable Jeeves)

Since I find myself (for the first time in years) not actively drawing a book at the moment, I thought I should concoct a little sketch challenge for myself. I'm going to start a series of drawings, paintings, and doodles inspired by the works of my favorite author, P.G. Wodehouse. I know I won't be able to follow a set schedule (for that, check out Bully's fantastically entertaining Wodehouse-A-Week posts), so I'm calling this series The Occasional Plum.

First up is of course Jeeves & Bertie. I'm not entirely satisfied with Jeeves here, but I reserve the right to re-examine, re-design, and re-draw these characters to my heart's delight.

I've thought about doing this Wodehouse project for years, but so far had only managed two entries. Let's hope I'll be able to stick with it this time. Right ho!


Amanda said...

Love it!--and Wodehouse, too, of course! (There must be something in the air--I just finished a Plum-inspired sketch yesterday.) Looking forward to the next sketch. :)

Phil said...

Brimming with pride and ignorance. Very nice, Matt :-)

Michelle Henninger said...

Looking good! I love Mr. Wooster face. The art fits the description perfectly.

Offset said...

haha love wodehouse!
Looking forward to the series

Ben Hatke said...

Great idea! I'll look forward to these.

Olivia said...

Wow! Brilliant! I can really see who Mr. Wooster is!
I've never read anything by P.G. Wodehouse. Actually, I didn't know who he was until I read your post, but I think I've just found myself a new author thanks to you :)
Kind regards.

Abigail said...

Perfect - that's Bertram W. Wooster to a T.