Sunday, September 26, 2010

Gadget Model Sheet (Rescue Rangers) 1988

Playing against type, the idea was to have the girl of the group be the "grease monkey". Inspiration for Gadgets hair style and costume came from a petite story-board artist at Disney TVA with blond hair and bangs who wore a lavender jumpsuit to work on occasion. Gadget turned out to be a very popular character in spite of her ghastly last name -- Hackwrench. Yikes!
In case you missed it. Monterey Jack and Zipper model sheets were in my Aug. 16th post. Check 'em out.

27 comments:

  1. Dude, now you're just getting ridiculous with the contributions you've made to cartoons I loved. Thank you so much!

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  2. Seriously Toby, you draw too well...

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  3. These are too adorable. The one at lower right in particular looks an awful lot like her inspiration. I wouldn't believe a mouse could so accurately suggest a real girl's personality, but I guess that's the trick, isn't it?

    Kudos & more kudos!

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  4. Aha, so it's YOU I have to thank!

    I'm currently working on covers for BOOM's new Rescue Rangers comic and I have these model sheets. As a former Disney animation artist myself, these are gold.

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  5. Thanks for sharing these. Great stuff!

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  6. I did not have enough words to you to show all my appreciation! My childhood would have been terrible without those cartoons! Thank you! great blog!

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  7. go Gadget [go]! :) hehehe :) thanks for sharing these! :)

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  8. Wow...you draw so well. And storyboards you posted are very inspiring.

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  9. Não sei se vc vai entender português, hahahaha, mas seu blog e seus desenhos são muito legais!

    tenho um blog também:
    http://amansim.blogspot.com/

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  10. Searching mouse face composition drawings. This model Sheet help me very much

    Thank you very much!
    (and sorry for my bad english!)

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  11. Oh my God this is too awesome. Is it really possible to draw so well ?

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  12. Great blog. The structure and appeal in your drawing is fantastic. Thank you for sharing.

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  13. Hey there Toby.

    Nice Gadget drawings. You design characters well :D

    Question, when you designed Gadget for the Rescue Rangers, did you take inspiration from Joy of Superbook? I'm curious because I kept saying to myself that they both look alike.

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  14. Hey Toby, this show was one of the reasons of my choise about working with animation when I was a kid!!! I loved it! Amazing stuff like everything else!

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  15. Gadget was my first crush when growing up and I'm pretty sure it's because of your fantastic character design.

    Thanks for posting!

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  16. Just been linked to this post, as I'm a huge RR fan. I don't suppose you can remember the name of the storyboard artist in question...? Or maybe you can and don't want to embarrass her? ;)

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  17. Oh awesome!!! Big fan of your work and a HUGE fan of CDRR. Thanks for sharing some of your early work! :D

    Yes, Gadget is totally my favorite.

    Any hope of you uploading the Chip and Dale model sheets?

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  18. I would post them if I had them, but alas, I don't. For whatever reason, I never kept the C&D model sheets. Sorry.

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  19. Ah, no problems!
    We still have the multiple copied versions of those. XD Thank you for replying back! :D

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  20. Thanks for posting these modelsheets! Do you mind if I mirror these in the chipndaleonline.com gallery?

    Thanks again.

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  21. Awesome work! Can you please share more Gadget sketches or some other original drawings of her? Its just strange - shes so popular character and theres only one original drawing not from cartoon itself.

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  22. Thanks for providing such a great article, it was excellent and very informative.
    as a first time visitor to your blog I am very impressed.
    thank you :)

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  23. Hello Toby! Thanks for your exquisite masterpiece creation. It is infinitely great. I love your Gadget Hackwrench and would like someday to give her a gift for her birthday, but unfortunately, I don't know when she was born? :)

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