LA LA LALA LA LA, SING A HAPPY SONG!
Here’s some long overdo Smurfs fanart. I wasn’t a diehard fan as a kid, but I did like it and watch it often when I was very small and remember it dearly. I’ve always really liked the art style of The Smurfs, and just always found their designs very fun and cool looking. Just super appealing, cute character design.
Brainy was always my favorite Smurf, even if most of the Smurfs seemed to hate him in the old show, lol. Sure, he was egotistical and snotty, but I found him funny, and I felt his snobby ego was clearly a cover up for the poor dude’s insecurities. He had to hold his intellect above the other Smurfs to gain respect, and to be fair, it wasn’t very hard. Most Smurfs weren’t too bright. There were definitely other Smurfs who deserved more hate than Brainy. Greedy and Vanity for sure.
I also remember having a little crush on Smurfette when I first watched it. I didn’t fully get crushes yet, as I was about 3, but I just liked looking at her, lol. And I’ve always liked her design. She’s just so cute and likable. I feel like her design is just one of those really fun, appealing designs that almost everybody has to love.
But, anyway, I just watched Smurfs: The Lost Village yesterday. While there were some nitpicks here and there and I didn’t think it was amazing, it was surprisingly really cute and well made. I enjoyed it enough. I’d say it’s worth a watch, even if just for the beautiful visuals and animation.
CAN YOU IDENTIFY ALL THE SMURFS SHOWN HERE?
I kept ogling this image; I just saw the (ok) film not that long ago and since then my mind's been literally blue. You have a wonderful style, angled and for sure but somewhat whimsical..? Is that accurate to say?
Nice to hear Brainy is your fave too! I love how he's reading a Smurfology book
The smurfs in this picture: Smurfette, Papa Smurf, Brainy, Clumsy, Hefty and... Greedy? If we're going by the cartoon. Baker if we're going by the comics, probably.
Anyway this is brilliant! Great stuff!
You got all the Smurfs right, except the one you called Clumsy was meant to be Nosey, though that's really hard to tell.
Ahhh, Nosy...! Absolutely loved him in the movie. It's the hat-over-the-eyes that made me think Clumsy, and I don't think that's a thing Nosy's hat has (correct me if I'm wrong) so if the hat was normal and his nose was more prominently displayed I might be able to guess it I see what you are going for there with having him more in the background and peeking his head around though... Classic Nosy!
By the way, you mentioned in your artist's comment that Vanity and Greedy deserve more hate than Brainy gets, and I understand why (Vanity's self-absorption and Greedy being, well, greedy) but actually, I think the reason why this isn't the case is because though they might have some not-so-good personality traits, Vanity and Greedy tend to keep to themselves. Vanity is just content to adore himself in the mirror... He'll brag about looking better than everyone else but not often (i.e. he keeps to himself mostly). As for Greedy, he might be always devouring food but he, in the majority of cases, actually makes the food he eats (at least in the cartoon). And he also cooks food for everyone in the village, thus helping the community. Not to mention that Greedy is actually pretty damn nice... He loves food but beyond that he doesn't necessarily match his namesake all that much.
Brainy, on the other hand, hardly keeps to himself like the others - he goes out of his way to get in other smurf's faces and lectures them, constantly trying to assert his own superiority. I think this is the key difference that makes Brainy a target of hate; hope that makes sense
Great job on everybody, especially on Gargamel... surrounded by Smurfs he can't catch to eat.
I didn't watch the Smurfs much but I always did enjoy the silly and cute characters.
Anyway, I like the style in which you drew them.