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Too Cool for the Pool by jbwarner86 Too Cool for the Pool by jbwarner86
In between commissions, I was struck with the inspiration for another entry in the Underwater Cuties of Toontown (incidentally, I haven't forgotten about the four remaining free requests - it's just taking me a while to get to them). I already drew Marge for the first series, so I knew Lisa was a given for this one - and then I decided, hey, I'm a Simpsons geek, why not throw a few of her friends in there too?

The scenario is thus: Alex Whitney hosts a pool party at her house, but the kids are a little overwhelmed by her upscale lifestyle and aren't sure how to act. Distraught, Alex again turns to Lisa for advice on how to get her guests to actually do something, and Lisa says that all the kids need is an opportunity to be their natural playful selves. Of course, Alex has no idea how to inspire such behavior - until she missteps and falls in the pool with her clothes on. The rest of the kids think it's hilarious and jump in after her, finally loosening up. A mortified Alex sinks to the bottom of the pool in embarrassment - until Lisa and Alison Taylor dive in after her, and she realizes that her that her party has finally become fun after all.
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That70sguy Featured By Owner Edited Oct 19, 2018
Alex’s hat holding on underwater is like a police car flipping upside down but the lightbar is miraculously still in one piece
Nathanoraptor Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
I love the expressions here. Words are truly overrated.
Kozak-the-Insomniac Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work here.  I'm surprised Millhouse didn't go wee-wee in the pool LOL.
ginnywatson Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Thelittlefairy95 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
TheCrimsonEmo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
omg that is so cool! love alex's outfit and lisa's face is just priceless, considering she's the only member of the family who rarely ever smiles!
Seriously even Grampa knows how to have more fun!
broad86new Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice.:D :thumbsup:
EmperorNortonII Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:laughing: Nice one!
8300-chii Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008
I love it.. My favorite episodes with Simpsons are when Lisa is the center.. And Alex really should come back i the show. Lisa Kudrow voiced her prefectly :)
szarak Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
hehe :) nice work
JerryisKukulkan Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008
great work as allways!


you should be rich right now with so many commisions >->
PHUZface1 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Professional Artist
I love how feathery Lisa's hair is in this water setting! Great story behind the art, 2!:heart:
ToonEGuy Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice! I like the way Lisa's hair looks underwater. =D
NeoSlashott Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
ya forgot to put Jessica Lovejoy there. hehehe But anyways, you drew simpsons-style so well :love:
torquesmacky Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008
Jessica Lovejoy is more in Simpspin's territory, if you know who that is.
jbwarner86 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008
Well, Jessica really isn't in the same clique, although I'm sure if I thought about it for a while, I could come up with an underwater scenario for her too.
Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice pic, and cool story.
RoCkChick8000 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008
Haha! That's cool, I love how you draw characters underwater. :D
Frobman Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008   Filmographer
Best way to portray some guest characters.
QwertyChris Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool scene and love the backstory, too. Would work very well as an actual Simpsons Comic (it'd never survive as a TV Ep, anyway).
jbwarner86 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008
Yeah, it seems more like a "Simpsons Comics"-type scenario - on the show itself, it'd probably feel like too much of a rehash of "Lard of the Dance". (And besides, the show hasn't given Alison or Alex any major roles since their introduction anyway - that's what comes with getting one-time guest stars for characters like this, I suppose.)
A-Round-Toit Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This one is very lovely, and that is an interesting premise. Um... you drew them very well, with wonderful colors.
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