Saturday, February 21, 2009

Kakapo

I freakin' love Kakapos. They're such doofy parrots! They're the only parrot unable to fly, the largest species of parrot in the world, they're the oldest known parrot species, they look like an owl with their sensory beard, they're nocturnal, they only mate once every two years and only when their favorite fruit tree is in bloom, their squack sounds like a deamon hound and a sonic boom, they have a strange mating system, they freeze when threatened to camoflauge themselves but they have a strong scent so it's useless, they're extremely friendly towards humans, they need to have whole islands free of predators so they don't get eaten, and all this is why there are only 90 of them left in the world. I would love to have one as a pet, they're so freakin' awesome they don't even sound like a real animal. <3

So my next comic project is based off of them:


It's kinda like my version of Tarzan, only with a crazy parrot chick instead of crazy monkey dude. She was burned and got amnesia, so now because of her strange facial markings she thinks she is a parrot. However, she is sad because she can't fly! Then she meets the Kakapo, who also can't fly, and they become the best of friends! :D lol

Here are some of my original thumbnails for the first 3 pages, although they will be changed from this I felt inclined to show them as a preview:


I just re-watched Tarzan, and I can't believe I almost forgot how much I LOVE this movie. I realized how much it inspires my work now, and I am really looking forward to this project. I have the special edition with all the beautiful concept art of it, and I really want to do some concept paintings for Kakapo. I will make this comic as lush and beautiful as I can! :D

3 comments:

Thrila said...

I like the frame where the girl and the bird both cock their heads at the same time. It looks like it would be a very cute story! Is it for class or do you do comics in your spare time as well?

I try to do gd work during my spare time, but class work takes up too much time D:

Wolfwing said...

Wow this is so awesome.
I loveee the colored versions. There is so much lively movement in your comic, can't wait to see you post up the finished versions. =]

Allison said...

haha, thanks you guys~! <3

This is for Storytelling class, there's no way I'd have time to do stuff for myself, unfortunately. :( but I'm trying to have fun with it and play for once. ^__^

I'm glad, movement will be my main focus in this. :D and yep, the comic itself is gonna be in color this time <3