Welcome to the latest installment of The Weibcomics Speed Sketch featuring ROCKET RACCOON from Marvel Comics’ Guardians of the Galaxy! Rocket Raccoon, Guardians of the Galaxy, and all related characters and indicia are property of Marvel Comics and Disney, 2014.
I did a few thumbnails to arrive at this pose. The initial inspiration for this pose was a superhero pin-up by Bruce Timm, which I thought would fit Rocket’s posture pretty well. It took some tweaking to settle on his proportions, as I thought I drew his head a bit too small at first and had to resize it. The costume he’s wearing is based on his live-action iteration in the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer. I really like how almost gentle and pup-faced rocket is standing in rest in the trailer, so I wanted his face to have a bit of that quality while still retaining Rocket’s gruff attitude.
I wanted the shadows on his body not to be too harsh or moody. When I lay in the shadow I’m also trying to consider how the shadow will affect the colors I use in his design. I considered using a dark blue for the shadow, but opted to use solid black on a layer at 40% opacity.
I didn’t realize at while drawing this, but the way I drew Rocket’s arms have a definitely Angry Beavers vibe. I’m looking forward to drawing the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy team! I’d also like to visit Rocket Raccoon again and take a stab at drawing him in his red & blue outfit from the comics!
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