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Boop-Oop-A-Doop by HammersonHoek Boop-Oop-A-Doop by HammersonHoek
Betty Boop picture for The Autumn Society of Philadelphia's upcoming "Golden Age of Comics and Animation" art show.

For the inspiration, I used the earliest Betty Boop design by Grim Natwick. That's the character design seen in the first few Betty Boop cartoons ("Mysterious Mose" for example).

Betty Boop (C) King Features Syndicate, Inc. / Fleischer Studios, Inc.

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:iconlovadirectioner13:
Lovadirectioner13 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BIMBO!!!!!!!! ♥
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f1f1s Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Oh, and Jippo here! How sweet! I guess someone is going to have his teeth removed or tonsils grown. ha-ha... Koko’s ink drop looking like an ambryo, dead candle—everything in this picture is awesome!
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Devon-Baxter Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Filmographer
Great tribute to the early Fleischer style!
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:iconcheesedemon88:
Cheesedemon88 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Wow I love this ! you can feel the spirit of the old cartoon and practically see them moving
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:iconflufflepot:
Flufflepot Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh beautiful!!!
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kozispoon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Really love the movement, expressions and color (or lack thereof) of this piece. Truly spooky and wacky all at the same time!
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HammersonHoek Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Thank you! :) I'm very much inspired by those old black & white cartoons from '30s, and their combination of spooky and wacky stuff.
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Antou-desu Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome AND Trippy! :)
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Mushmeister67 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Student Filmographer
This is just fantastic.
This is, in my opinion, these are the Fleischers' best films, as well as their Popeye's and you captured all the fun and craziness and added your own twist. I really love ths!
I also love how Koko is starring at Betty
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CapnSkusting Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
featured... [link]
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:iconhammersonhoek:
HammersonHoek Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Thanks! :)
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:iconaleidyat:
AleidyaT Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
I'm so glad this exists! I cherish these shorts, and it's refreshing to see that others are fans of them, too.
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Groken-V-Foznier Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ahh the oldies, :D nothing beats 'em
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ThrillCosby Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
oh bimbo, you so crazy...and forgotten :iconforeveraloneplz:
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A7xshadowgirl Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
This is very uniquely done! :clap:
I love that cartoony feel you gave to it, and such superb work!
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CuteCatastrophe Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Student General Artist
I feel so behind since I never really saw her as a child...I mean I've seen bugs bunny, tom and jerry, popeye, mickey mouse, but never any betty :C wierd how it never found me. But thanks to youtube I can see what I've missed out on so yeah~:heart:
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rastapitan Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
ke bueno el estilo
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:iconnicolemhamilton:
nicolemhamilton Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I fucking love Bimbo. God damn it. BRING HIM BACK
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:iconstrawberree:
Strawberree Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
This is great! I love Betty! <3
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:iconrolnik-kun:
Rolnik-kun Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
Great work. I also prefer Betty in her early shape.
I can also see you added Koko as a spirit from inkwell.
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Violeta960 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great! "Mysterious Mose" is a great cartoon indeed, and you made a nice tribute to "dog-ears" era Betty.
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tara41192 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
Classic!^-^
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:iconlovethyconan:
LoveTHYconan Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
this is absolutely amazing! gorgeous drawing! :+favlove:
i love the early betty boop cartoons! <3
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:iconbrnoise:
brnoise Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
Really great!

I specially enjoy the drunk guy catching the notes.
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:iconhammersonhoek:
HammersonHoek Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
Thank you! :nod:
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:iconindigocrystal:
IndigoCrystal Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
Great fanart! I'm glad that you even chose her puppy design!
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:iconfito-mtz:
fito-mtz Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
I LIKE IT, GOOD JOB MY FRIEND!
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:iconhammersonhoek:
HammersonHoek Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Thank you!!
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venusheart Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
Love it
i never noticed this one before...

This reminds me of umm lets see.. im a betty boop exspert... kinda
the hairstyle looks like from mysterious mose, so i would say mysterious mose.

she looked like that in bum bandit aswell, and a bit in bimbos initation, i cant say dizzy dishes becuse she was more of a helen kane style... like barnicle bill

in silly scandals her nose had become un buttoned
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HammersonHoek Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
Thanks! That's all correct, you are a Betty Boop expert :thumbsup: :)
I'd say, "Mysterious Mose" was a main inspiration, both for the Betty design (hairstyle especially), and for the general atmosphere of the piece. Bimbo is some kind of anachronism here, because I used his later (and most famous) model, instead of the one that appeared together with Betty in these earliest cartoons.
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venusheart Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
oh thanks <3 and thanks for drawing her ^^
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Professional
As I predicted, this piece just got better and better. Beautiful.

INSTANT FAVE!
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:iconhammersonhoek:
HammersonHoek Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
Thanks again! :)
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:iconestebanr:
estebanr Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At the undeniable risk of repeating myself, this shit rocks, Mister Kovacevic. You sure can nail the essence of cartoons so I applaud you and worship you :)
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:iconhammersonhoek:
HammersonHoek Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
I don't know what to say...
Thank you!!! :bow:
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:iconestebanr:
estebanr Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok, don't take me too literally, hahah.
Best regards, sir.
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Stardust-Splendor Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Professional
E stvarno mi je preeeeesuper. :clap: Sviđa mi se boja/ton... I onaj misec... :giggle: Odlično. :D
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:iconhammersonhoek:
HammersonHoek Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
Hvala još jednom! :blushes: :blowkiss: :bow:
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SeizureDemon Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Professional Filmographer
This is amazing! I'm so glad you added Koko, he doesn't get enough recognition.
This is gonna look great in the show! Congrats!
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:iconhammersonhoek:
HammersonHoek Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
Koko is staring at Betty's legs :D
Yeah, I simply had to add him into the picture. I'll make a solo drawing of Koko some other time.
Thanks, I'm glad that you like it!
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lukosv Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is still awesome beyond reason. The mind boggles.
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:iconhammersonhoek:
HammersonHoek Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
Well, I managed not to mess it up in the end. It looks fine :)
Thank you!
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skortbulb Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I <3 this one!!!

I personally think Betty was way more appealing as a pup. It prob has something to do with the fact that Natwick has more control over her design at that phase of here sex-istence.
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HammersonHoek Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
Thanks! :thumbsup:

>> I personally think Betty was way more appealing as a pup <<

Me too, she was way more expressive in her first cartoons. Pity that Natwick left the studio so early (he went to Ub Iwerks afterwards). Later on, her design became too symmetrical and stiff, though her cartoons remained absolutely great, up until the end of 1934 (the pre-Code period).
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Goblin-Market Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
Now these are my kinda of toons man! :D
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:iconhammersonhoek:
HammersonHoek Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
Yeah! :thumbsup:
I love those spooky and weird cartoons from the early '30s.
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:iconryuuseipro:
ryuuseipro Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009   Filmographer
Even in its unfinished state, it looks very good.
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:iconhammersonhoek:
HammersonHoek Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
And now it's finished. Hopefully still looks good ;)
Thanks!
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:iconryuuseipro:
ryuuseipro Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009   Filmographer
No prob!
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misterzero Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
This is great, I love the texture you gave everything with the shading! Everythings so nice and dynamic, I love when people actually know how to draw a nice picture! I also never knew Betty Boop originally had poodle features. :O
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