Sunday, July 1, 2018

Playboy Cartoon: Pencil Rough - July 1986

caption:  "It wasn't exactly a summer romance, but we did spend an intimate half hour in a tanning booth together."


All of Doug's preliminary pencil work - to block out the characters and set the scene - for his Playboy cartoons was done by hand.

It's easy to see that this pencil rough (image size:  7 x 9 1/4 on heavy tracing vellum) is not the final since a number of details in the published, p. 111, full-page color cartoon are missing or have been changed:

• print on the one girl's shorts has not been decided

• the Sneyd signature, faintly pencilled in on the left/middle, was moved to the background foliage on the right/middle  

• instead of office buildings in the background/left, Doug added a single office building in the background/right


(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)