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Beetlejuice Sketches by WinkGuy1 Beetlejuice Sketches by WinkGuy1
Back in my second year of the animation course, our teacher gave us small assignments once... He gave us some model sheets and storyboards and told us to draw what was happening in the storyboards but to improve on the action, poses and expressions and draw it as much on model as possible.

But instead of handing it in each week, he would check up on it each week, make suggestions and well, we weren't sure when it was to be handed in. The storyboards involved characters like Wile E. Coyote, Beetlejuice, Krusty the Clown and Pietro Maximoff AKA Quicksilver from the X-Men: Evolution show. There were three boards to reproduce for each.

Anyway, at one time, he finally told us to pick only the best of each.

This was me trying to draw Beetlejuice on model. I had a hard time figuring him out for some reason. I love his design though.

Enjoy,

~Guy H.L.

Beetlejuice AKA Betelgeuse is the character from the TV show created by Tim Burton based on the movie. I do not claim to have created or designed him but I loved the show as a kid. I watched it religiously.
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Lolliangel123 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I fricken love him X3 !!!! Great drawing! 
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WinkGuy1 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014   Filmographer
Thanks :)
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Goofygoof Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I love this picture of Beetlejuice!
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WinkGuy1 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013   Filmographer
Glad you do, Suzanne. :)
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Goofygoof Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks!
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Goofygoof Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I love this picture of Beetlejuice!
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pepelepewhtf Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
tehe the hand in the corner made me laugh
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WinkGuy1 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013   Filmographer
Glad you got a giggle out of it ;P
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pepelepewhtf Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yep
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eevee626 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
love it XD
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WinkGuy1 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012   Filmographer
Thanks :)
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madhattress1314 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
If i didn't know any better I'd think it was traced.
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WinkGuy1 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012   Filmographer
So, is that compliment? hahaha Seriously, I don't see who would trace and bother putting any "construction" lines. I thought this was a troll comment at first but decided to bite and see if you'd reply and tell me whether you know better...
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madhattress1314 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
It's a compliment. That's why I said if I didn't know any better. Meaning If I didn't know that you actually drew this, it is so perfect that I'd think you traced it.

So basically I'm saying you're perfect at drawing him.
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WinkGuy1 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012   Filmographer
Thanks... Sorry if I came on a bit strong... It's hard to tell sometimes online... Since I can't see you and such.

I just have a bad opinion of tracing in general... At first glimpse, a traced drawing can seem good but to one who knows, a traced drawing doesn't look that good.

Anyhoo, thanks once again. I prefer my other Beetlejuice drawings but glad you like these ones. :)
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BlackOkamiAngel Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
hey bud show meh how to draw beejs eyes plzzzz
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WinkGuy1 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011   Filmographer
Hi Roxane, that's kind of hard to describe on here. I'm not sure if I could just using words. In person, with pencil and paper... It would be a lot easier... But, of course... If you are in Japan and me in Canada... well, haha... That would be impossible... So, that leaves a third possible option. Do you have an instant messenger such as Yahoo, MSN(Windows Live), Skype or Camfrog? If so, let me know in a note. That's the only way I can think of where I could tell you more about drawing eyes.

Of course, drawing is all about observation and practice. Using reference is a good thing too. Don't trace, just put a drawing or several drawings close by, look at them and think about proportions, sizes, etc. when you're drawing.
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BlackOkamiAngel Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
well thanks i really need help with eye stuff hehehe
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WinkGuy1 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011   Filmographer
You're welcome :)
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BlackOkamiAngel Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
and else thanks for helping note
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WinkGuy1 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011   Filmographer
You're welcome :)
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kyria Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Freakin' awesome.
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WinkGuy1 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011   Filmographer
Thanks :)
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Candys-Killer Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool sketches!
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WinkGuy1 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010   Filmographer
Thanks :)
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Candys-Killer Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! 8D
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hafsah124 Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
beautiful!
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WinkGuy1 Featured By Owner May 20, 2010   Filmographer
Thank you :)
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9Timothy9 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
I love it!
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WinkGuy1 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009   Filmographer
I'm glad you do :)

I assume you might at least also like [link] and [link] :)
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kelleytoons Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
wow great drawing of beetlejuice. wanting to become a cartoon animator my self i also used model sheets that i found from google to learn how to draw beetlejuice. my drawings don't really look like the drawings from the tv show but if i practice enough hopefully i will get better at my drawings. I even tryed to animate beetlejuice in some short cartoon animations that i put up on youtube.com just type in kelleytoons and you can see them.
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WinkGuy1 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009   Filmographer
Thanks, Kelley, I'll check those out later.

Thanks once again. :hug: :)
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kelleytoons Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
you're welcome. and like i said before, you have very good beetlejuice cartoon sketches. they look just like the same drawings like on the old TV show. If the cartoon show was still on the air, you would be great as a beetlejuice cartoon animator. So if my memory is right, you learned how to draw beetlejuice with model sheets of him? if so, cool. that's how I learned how to draw him too. awhile back, google.com use to have some beetlejuice model sheets. so that's how I found some model sheets of him and that's how I learned how to draw him. I also wish i could find more beetlejuice model sheets on google. but the ones that I found are not what I was looking for. The ones that I did save from google awhile back have different head shots of him and also different moods. I practice drawing beetlejuice almost every day because as a cartoonist who wants to be an animator, I would have liked to have been a cartoon animator for beetlejuice. to bad, they stopped making the cartoon show. and any way I hope you like my short cartoon animations and after you're done watching them, tell me what you think about them? are they funny to you? and do I need to go back and re-do and fix any of them if needed. thank you and you're welcome again.
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wickedlyweird Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
Wow! Awesome job! I agree with OpalLynn, it jumps out. You gave him some nice detail. I wish I could draw him. You don't take commissions for random B sketches by any chance do you;)
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WinkGuy1 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009   Filmographer
Hi, sorry for my belated reply. Thank you very much for the compliment... I don't see what you guys see as much here as in my piece titled "A Juicy Time 2" but thank you very much either way, this one piece, seems somewhat popular with people on dA but no one has ever asked me for a commission on here.

We could talk about it in notes if you want to.
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OpalLynn Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
Definitely looks on model to me! The thing about this that really makes me gawk is how 3-D he looks. Honestly, in that respect he looks BETTER than the cartoon ever made him look; he positively pops off the page! (I always thought the animation on that show as REALLY cheap and not altogether good, especially in the first few seasons)
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WinkGuy1 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008   Filmographer
Thank you very much. :)

It's been so long since I've seen the show, I don't remember much about the animation... It's a bit vague... I remember bits of this and that, like what was on TV in the "Neitherworld"...
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OpalLynn Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
honestly I never watched it as a kid; I've seen a few episodes here and there but altogether I'm much more of a movie fan. It's weird, because the cartoon seems to be so much more popular than the film that inspired it... especially here on dA

hmmm.
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WinkGuy1 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008   Filmographer
Maybe you were too young when it first came out... And only discovered it later on and noticed the flaws first... I'm not teasing you about your age, I'm just saying that might be a possibility... There are some things I've watched as a kid of which I'm still nostalgic about and still enjoy but there's other stuff... well, only nostalgia prevents me from hating it...

As for me, I loved both the cartoon and the movie... But I guess I watched the TV show more often since I grew up watching it and never owned a copy of the Tim Burton movie... I guess I have more memories from the TV show even if they are vague... Oh, and I also had a computer game based on the show.

Oh, and Keaton rocked as Beej. I was really surprised when I was old enough and found out he was under all that makeup.
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OpalLynn Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
Nah, I was definitely old enough; I remember it quite distinctly being on TV when I was a kid; I just never really liked it. I remember HATING all the puns for whatever reason... maybe I was a snotty kid or something.

:laughing:

Thanks for the insight!
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WinkGuy1 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008   Filmographer
You were definitely a snotty kid then... j/k
:lol: :laughing:

You're welcome :)
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:iconkalta-the-noble-mind:
XD beetlejuice Beetlejuice BEETLEJUICE!!! i think tht show was the first time we saw burton's stumm in cel rather then clay :D love it!
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WinkGuy1 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008   Filmographer
(Dang, I didn't reply right so I have to repost this :P)

:) I'm glad you do.

I saw a short called Bad Dog in which Tim Burton was credited... I think it was for character design. But that short was done after, in 1993. Although, I found out on IMDB that Burton worked for Disney as a conceptual artist before.

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Dr. Rumack: I am serious. And don't call me Shirley.
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cool! and i thik i rmeber that short bad dog. was on the twilight zone movie i think
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WinkGuy1 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008   Filmographer
Really? I dunno... It's listed on IMDB.com.

I haven't seen the Twilight Zone movie...

I saw the Bad Dog short but not the TV show. The short was good, I've heard the show wasn't as good. The humor and such watered down.
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oh yeah! i rmeber they shown the show on fox family. all it was is thwe dog who tries to help but fails misribly and when they call him a bad dog he lies on his back and the family srats guilt tripping the guy who said it till eh says he's a good dog. very sucky XD
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WinkGuy1 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008   Filmographer
haha The short was much better... :P
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XD i gotta see it :D i think i mistook it for another ^^;
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WinkGuy1 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008   Filmographer
Maybe, I know I've seen ads for another show about a "bad dog"... I think that idea became famous at one time(just like movies with chimpanzees in them causing trouble and/or playing sports). The Bad Dog short I mentioned was directed and created by Brad Bird(who is famous for having been involved in many cartoons including The Simpsons and The Incredibles).

Well, I did an animation a few years ago(as part of an assignment) involving the dog and the family dad who owns him. So I must've done some sketches of that dog... For now, the closest I have is a random drawing of a cartoon dog that looks like him a bit. It's here: [link] (the dog is drawn at the bottom in the middle)

For some strange reason, I tried googling "Bad Dog" and "Brad Bird" together and I can't find any pictures of that dog. I used to have a screensaver of sorts based on that dog ripping off pieces of your desktop and such.
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