Growing up, I used to love reading Archie comics -- especially Betty and Veronica's digests. Whenever I could, I'd get them from the convenience or grocery store and flip through them laughing at the pair's various misadventures. When it came to which of the two I liked best, it was Betty all the way. She was the more down-to-earth character who seemed to be generally good at anything she put her mind to. That's not to say Veronica wasn't amusing. My all-time favourite story was when Betty and Veronica go on-set to a movie and Veronica practically melts into a puddle when meeting a movie star. Very cute.
Anyway, I FINALLY got around to drawing the two. They've remained shockingly absent from my gallery despite my genuine affection for them. I opted for a more retro vibe for them after seeing some old school paper dolls for them. I always did love seeing the old reprints of their '60s looks in the digests.
For some reason, I've always come to see Betty's colours as reds, greens and yellows where Veronica has deeper colours like blue, purples and blacks so that's really what I went with when putting this piece together. I used old pin-up drawings for the pose references and the clothes came from the paper dolls I was talking about earlier. I think this came out pretty well. Should I be populating my gallery with more Betty and Veronica?
I spent my first week of vacation at my mothers summer house, and I found all these old comics, among them was Archie which I havent read for ages. So I simply decided to do a fanart of Betty and Veronica
Girls and boys, this week on The Line It Is Drawn, comic book characters and the TV show Community! I confess I have only watched clips so far (all due to research for this assignment), but it's definitely a show I'd gladly watch for six seasons and a movie. Naturaly, I gravitated to a scene featuring the show's leading ladies. And no, I'm not sure if the endeavour was successful. But the rest of the gallery is way cool: