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Betty Boop variations by HammersonHoek Betty Boop variations by HammersonHoek
Here are some of my Betty Boop sketches made recently as a warmup and preparation for the big Betty Boop picture: [link]

These pictures were drawn with lot of improvisation and mostly without reference, so they're not strictly on-model. Most of today's Betty Boop merchandise is too much on-model anyway, and I prefered to explore various different ways to draw miss Boop.


Betty Boop (C) King Features Syndicate, Inc. / Fleischer Studios, Inc.
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Ducktwacy95 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
Wow,
This is great!
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johnlewisbrooks Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I got the whole Betty biopsy collection and OMG the first four cartoons she was UH-GAH-LEE! Dont get me wrong. I love Betty boop so much I got a VW Beetle decked out with her all over and in it. But man... her face was like a cross between a bulldog and a baboon She made Olive Oyl look like Ms America by comparison lol!
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LoveTHYconan Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
the are so beautiful! lovely work! :+favlove:
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Stormruby Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Old style Betty, it's so weird to see her with puppy ears. It's neat to see how she's transformed. Nice work :)
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Owlchap Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
These are just darling. :D
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Violeta960 Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The best Betty cartoons are the ones before they began using model sheets. After that, she started to look too stiff and lifeless.
Great job here, she's so cute. :D
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TehBoogie Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
I like funny animals but she looks simply too human as a dog. Uncanny valley!
I like the idea though. The early Betty by Grim Natwick was the best anyway. Funniest at least.
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MergesKislany Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
Never look better than Betty (:
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Jackmunch Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
I've always had a shine to the dog version of Betty after seeing Mysterious Mose. But you pretty much executed them all very well.
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venusheart Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Love it 1000 stars <3 plus added to fav

Wow you really like betty boops dog form xD
yeah i think its cool aswell

i can tell thats the mysterious mose hairstyle xD
she had quite a few diffrent curly hairstyles
even in barnicle bill the sailor, all copyed from helen kanes style lol im so glad betty was made... and now people are drawing her dog form <3


The Other Version of a cartoon which looks like bettys mysterious mose form is, The Bum bandit,
Anyway thanks for drawing this its another of my favs <3
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HammersonHoek Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Thanks, I knew that you'll like it! ;)
I love various different forms of Betty, and the dog form is really fun to draw. It's rarely used, and many people don't know about it.
Yeah, Bum Bandit is another great cartoon. That one was also animated by Grim Natwick (one of his last for Fleischers, before he went to Ub Iwerks and Disney).
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NMartinez Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Somehow, I think the dog version's much cuter.
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HammersonHoek Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Must be because of those sexy dog ears :D
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skortbulb Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
lovin the boopz
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HammersonHoek Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
I'm glad you do! Thanks! :thumbsup:
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LooneyLion Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
These are really cute. I always loved her original design.

If I were a dog in the Fleischer world, I would totally date her. ;)
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HammersonHoek Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Me too :D
That's a cartoon world that I'd love to visit :)
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Schazz Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Yay! :dance:

Great to see them up! I like the top left one the most :)
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HammersonHoek Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Thanks! That one's my favorite too, together with "evil Betty" in the top right corner. I got many more Betty Boop sketches, only they're not inked and finished at the moment.
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vitaminBee Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
These are all really adorable and fun. I hate her design so much nowadays. Supposedly King Features wont let anyone publish or do anything official with the character without it being strictly on model. Rather depressing.
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HammersonHoek Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Thank you! I agree, whenever she appears today on various pieces of merchandise, it's always the same expression, design and poses. I'd love to see something more original and adventurous, in the spirit of her old cartoons. Plus, her cartoons are more or less unavailable now, with no official DVD collections and that's truly a shame, especially since she's still today a well known character. "Lion's Gate" is the company that owns Fleischer cartoons (except Popeye and Superman), and they have no intention of releasing anything :(
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vitaminBee Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
It's terrible! Did they forget that she was a cartoon star way before she became the ugly design on all their cheap merchandise. She deserves a DVD set like Popeye got.
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