I have always been a Star Trek fan, but having grown up with TNG I didn't discover TOS until the release of the 2009 movie. Now I am afraid to say that I like TOS the best out of all the Star Trek shows. But I love ALL STAR TREK! Anyway, here I have drawn Betty Boop as Lieutenant Uhura! Look, she even has her communication receiver earpiece!
After some demand, I decided to fill in the missing decades between the 40s and 80s. Hope you all like. The original can still be found in my scrap book.
A collection of Pinups in Animation over the decades. I kinda did this to show how "they don't make 'em like that anymore!"
So to summarise:
1930s - The debut of Max Fleischer's Betty Boop. One of the most loved pinup queens of all time and still is. A lot of her cartoons are pretty dated but her style isn't one of them. As she says in Who Framed Roger Rabbit - "But I still got it Eddie! Boop boop bi-doop!" She sure does.
1940s - Red Hot Riding Hood is from the legendary Tex Avery and his cartoon short of the same name. It's a retelling of Red Riding Hood where the big bad wolf is a womanising badass and Red is a super sexy club singer. It doesn't get shown on Cartoon Network these days but check it out on YouTube. Fun fact - this cartoon was paid tribute to in The Mask.
1950s - I searched and searched and searched but could not find a single cartoon hottie from the 1950s. Unless you count furries, in which case you're a freak. In fact, after much looking through wikipedia, I did find Mammy Two Shoes, from MGM's Tom & Jerry. I kinda like how it just sits randomly among all the others. I bet Mammy Two Shoes is hot above that line.
1960s - This was the decade that the Hanna Barbera cartoons really came around. I was torn between Wilma Flintstone here and Betty Rubble. But since I've already got 3 readheads and a Betty I decided to go with Penelope Pitstop from Wacky Races. I dont think she ever won a damn race but hey, she bought a welcome bit of glamour to an otherwise sausage fest.
1970s - Technically this cartoon started in 1969, but ran originally through most of the 70s. It could only be Daphne Blake from Scooby Doo. Her whole purpose was to stand there looking hot and sneak off with Fred. Lucky bastard. While she was generally useless in catching the ghosties, at least she looked stylish while getting captured. Although generally acknowledged as the babe of the show, regular watchers will know I much prefer the nerdgasmic Velma Dinkley.
1980s - Technically the odd one out in the piece as she started life in a film, but if you asked anyone who the hottest animated girl of the 80s was I reckon most would say this one. Jessica Rabbit is pure illustrated sex. Her iconic debut was amazing and Kathleen Turner's voicing was inspired. She's also one of the reasons I wanted to draw pretty girls for a living.
1990s - Kudos to Steven Spielberg for bringing naughty animation kicking and screaming back to the screens. Animaniacs was one of my favourite cartoons of all time. Still is. But mostly I loved it for this lady. Hello Nurse for a long time epitomised everything that is sexy to me. Fun fact - Hello Nurse's name comes from Vaudeville theatre where the "Hellooo NURSE!" phrase was mentioned whenever a sexy female character came onto the stage. It is also where the wolf-whistle comes from.
Finally, 2000s - In an age of political correctness and censorship, the naughties were a dry patch for animated filth. But judging from the amount of X-Rated fanart on here, Frankie Foster from Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends seems to be the alternative pinup queen for this generation. I suppose after all the subtle-as-a-sledgehammer sirens of previous years, a bit of shy girl-next-door is what tickles the fancy these days.
On a side note, the conspiracy theorist in me is wondering why most of the sexiest characters are redheads.
As for my favourite? Well I'll leave you with this nugget:
Hand drawn in pen/ink Coloured in Photoshop CS Border brushes -
All characters are (c) their respective owners. This pic (c) Dennis Davies
Boredom strikes again, the year before last. I love Betty Boop, shes my favorite of all time and for a while, like the Tinkerbell Bunny she was all that I was drawing. One day Im going to put her on a shirt.
If I can!
Updated the Betty Boop drawing slightly. Added a red outline around her and made the BG black. The original is at this [link]
Just bought a new phone and there's a site where I can make custom faceplate designs so this is the new back of my phone. Well, when I get it in a few weeks... The front has the Betty Boop logo up the left side, a kissy lips design on the top right, both from the Betty Boop official website main page and a lil image of Betty I found online on the bottom right since I didn't want to use either of my other Betty's for it. The whole BG is black, also. It will be so cute. Why the hell are my tastes getting girlish? At least I have a conversation starter. "Yeah, that's my phone. See the back? I made that. Yeah. My place? Why sure. Follow me..." That'll happen. Oh yeah. Oh yeah.