Okay, more drawings! Why not? I'm working on some toys, but I probably won't show be able to show those for at least a week or so, so in the meantime, more glimpses into the Very Secret Sketchbooks of Jess Hutch.
I have a soft spot for late 60s/early 70s neo-Victoriana. You know, when restaurants were being named "Colonel P. D. Whippersnapper's Fun-Time Eatery" and Karen Carpenter was wearing high-necked Victorian-style polyester dresses on her TV appearances. So here are three drawings that reflect my love for this retro-retro-Victorian thing. I decided not to color them, so these are just as they appear in my sketchbook (with the contrast pumped up so you can actually see them).
Here's a Victorian lady, or rather, a Victorian lady as she would have been portrayed in a prop portrait in a movie or TV drama in the 1960s. Wow, that's a little high-concept, huh? Particularly in a movie or TV show with a ghostly theme, like Dark Shadows. Or, perhaps, in a dark ride with a ghostly theme, like for example the Haunted Mansion. Because I haven't been referencing the H.M. quite enough lately.
The second is a little character, a Victorian girl with little button boots (speaking of which, how amazing are these shoes?).
Also wearing little button boots is this saucy lass:
And those were the lovely ladies of the Victorian era, as portrayed by Jess. Click on the drawings to see them a little larger.