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Lonesome Ghosts commish by JayFosgitt Lonesome Ghosts commish by JayFosgitt
A recent digital commission for :iconlila89: who asked me to draw Mickey, Donald and Goofy from their 1936 animated short, "Lonesome Ghosts". I took some liberties with this piece. Obviously it's filtered through my style, so it's intentionally not entirely on model. I also tweaked the weapons they're carrying--in the original cartoon, Mickey's carrying the shot gun, Goofy as an axe, and Donald has a net. I thought it would be funnier for Donald to have a board with nails in it, and Goofy to wield a chainsaw. A fun piece to create, with subject matter that i very rarely attempt. I'll probably color this sometime down the road.
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teddyberry5 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this cartoon and love this picture.Heart 
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Very nicely done! Great remdition to a classic Mickey, Donald & Goofy cartoon. Is it OK if I color this? Just for fun, not to upload on my own account.
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:iconjayfosgitt:
JayFosgitt Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Artist
Sure! Thanks for asking!
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Thanks for letting me! PS, how would you do that fading effect on the Ghost? Now as a solid color, but... you know. A faded green but still able to see the background's colors. Is it done in Photoshop or some other software?
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JayFosgitt Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Artist
I drew the ghost separately from the rest of the drawing. I scanned in both pieces of artwork, made the ghost a separate layer and put it on top of the other layer, selected and deleted any "white" outside the ghost's outline (I probably had to connect some of his lines so nothing inside him was selected), then brought the opacity down on ghost layer to have him just slightly translucent.
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:iconaveragejoeartwork:
AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Should I do the same process for coloring him?
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:iconjayfosgitt:
JayFosgitt Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Artist
I suggest you just keep your colors for the ghost on a whole separate layer from the colors for everything else--on top of the other layers--and then bring down the opacity on the ghost color layer to give it a similar translucent quality.
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:iconaveragejoeartwork:
AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
OK, I think I'm starting to get it. Correct me if I'm wrong:

There should be four layers, one for the solid outline, one for the background, one for Mickey, Donald and Goofy and one final one for the ghost. Then I fade the ghost's layer back for the faded effect.

And should the layers be on normal, multiply or something else?
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JayFosgitt Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Artist
That sounds about right. There are a couple ways to go about doing it, but yours sounds solid. Good luck!
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SuperLeviathan Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Love it. The designs are faithful to the Disney orignal while still bearing out your original style.
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UncleScooter Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional Artist
Seeing the chainsaw makes me think of one thing: :iconashplz::iconsaysplz: Goofy...!
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"...So, she looks over to her husband, then sets it back down in her lap and says, 'Honey, this one's eating my popcorn.'"- Agent K ("Men in Black", 1997)
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Nookslider Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nothing says that you're safe like chainsaw.
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DeadDog2007 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome... i can't see anything good coming from goofy holding a chainsaw. hell, he downright dangerous with a pair of skies or hockey stick,lol!
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tedwoodsart Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional
Love it. I actually first saw some of the cartoon when they put clips of it to the Ghostbusters theme.
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mbc12-5-58 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Mickey with a shotgun is never not funny.
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:iconmushmeister67:
Mushmeister67 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student Filmographer
Your Goofy cracked me up
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jbwarner86 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Your take on classic Disney is absolutely hysterical! :D Very awesome!
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:iconoyetoons:
oyetoons Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Who ya gonna call?
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DarylT Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Filmographer
They look great.
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:iconestonius:
Estonius Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Wow, very cool and cute take on the characters!
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Georgia-O-Queef Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also, nobody touch, this one's mine. :0)
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Georgia-O-Queef Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is even better than I remember from the sketch show. thanks again!
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JayFosgitt Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Artist
You're welcome, Camille! Not having the pressure of a camera hovering over your shoulder, plus having as much time as I needed to draw this, made it a lot easier to create than it was on my sketch show!
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Shimaha Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Pure, unadulterated awesomeness!
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MuttTheCartoonist Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
so, I love the fact that Goofy's carrying a chainsaw...
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Dwilesjr Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I told my brother when he graduated high school "The tools a man will need in life are a good hammer, a screw driver and a big board with nails jutting out of it for obvious reasons" I was never asked to say anything on tape again in any family event
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Mutt-Lii Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Change that ghost to a zombie and you're on to something...
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Timekeeper9 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Think I'd be a touch more concerned about Goofy behind me with a chainsaw than any ol' ghost. (But I still maintain that Goofy is the power behind the Illuminati.)
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originalceenote Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
We used to have a ViewFinder toy, or maybe it was the Disney projector, back in the seventies, that had this film on it. You turned a little crank to animate it when you looked through the window.

This is a great memory evoker. Great work.
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Emjaidi Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Goofy with a chainsaw is so out of character...and at the same time hilarious.
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rudeboy308 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
The heck of it is that these weapons would not be totally out of place with cartoons back then, which featured irresponsible use of dynamite, anvils, sledgehammers, and other blunt instruments. You do justice to the style back then. Nice work.
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Rafferty Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Artist
I would play the hell out of this video game.

Donald Duck with a berserker attack using a board with a nail in it? Goofy and a malfunctioning chainsaw? And Mickey blasting both barrels to propel him into higher jumps? BEST GAME EVAR! ^.^
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toonbat Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Donald looks best in your style.
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ozwick Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Just as amusing, in its own way, as the original. The chainsaw is a nice modern addition.
I always found it funny that the ghost wore a derby. Maybe derbies are just funny -- the word itself sure is.
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Artsy08 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Your Mickey drawing is pretty cute. ^_^
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goshy11 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
ok guys theres a witch somewhere be carfull and tel that ghost to shut up but anyways nice job and man i havn't seen the lonely ghost in years
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Chopfe Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THE LONESOME GHOSTS has always been one of my fav Disney cartoons, and your take on it is absolutely wonderful. I especially like how you drew Mickey and Goofy. Keep it up! :D
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JayFosgitt Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Artist
Thanks! This is actually one of the Disney shorts that I actually enjoy (I far prefer the feature length cartoons), so this was fun to draw.
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