As cuddly as a cactus

Watercolor Grinch by Ruthie Edwards

 

I did a SketchDaily prompt back in March that I really enjoyed; it was Dr. Seuss’s birthday and the directive was to draw something in his style. I love the collaborations between Dr. Seuss and Chuck Jones (I’d say this is more Jones than Seuss though). There’s really no better combo in all of animation history. Dr Seuss’s off-the-wall storytelling and iconic characters are perfectly matched for Chuck Jones’s weird walk cycles and squishy facial animations. Both of them have fantastic construction skills which I really admire. Here’s a sketch from the 1966 Grinch special (source):

Chuck Jones Grinch Sketches