Tuesday, January 3, 2017
MomSwap - Daphne and Mrs. Spankenheimer
So last month for Christmas I did a picture from the film "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer". I mentioned when I did that I wanted to do Jake Spankenheimer's mother and sister sometime for MomSwap and, well... it ended up happening faster than I thought.
I don't know what it is about the characters of this film that draws me to them. The movie is pretty bad, I can't even pretend I'm a fan of it, but the style emulates other, better works in a way that leads to pretty attractive character designs. While working on both that other pic and this one I found myself tempted to even draw some of the unnamed supporting cast. Cousin Mel from the other pic has an uncanny resemblance to Daphne Blake, while this picture's Daphne looks like a blonde Melody from "The Little Mermaid II". It's probably just these familiar elements, but I wouldn't be completely surprised if I draw this movie's characters again.
Anyway, Daphne and her mother here don't play a huge part in the film, but they both had pretty good designs and I like the idea of having some obscure characters in the MomSwap series. They won't be the last ones, either, as I have a pretty damn long list of pairings I think could work in this series. These two aren't even the most obscure ones, though there's plenty of main stream mother/daughter couples left to feature as well.