Thursday, February 25, 2010

My Top 10 Favorite 'Toon Girls - #10 Jessica Rabbit

For a long time, I've wanted to do a series of drawings depicting my ten biggest cartoon crushes...but now that I have a girlfriend, I can't really call them "crushes" anymore. Still, I respect these characters, and I wanted to pay tribute to 'em anyway. So here we go, counting down from #10!

I'd be stupid if I didn't include Jessica Rabbit on this list at some point. Watching Who Framed Roger Rabbit for the first time when I was a kid, Jessica was the first woman (animated or otherwise) who made me first perk up and go "Whoa, hello, women are awesome." And of course, Kathleen Turner's voice acting really gives her that perfect sultry tone, guaranteed to drive men wild, while also being quite clever at the same time - she loves her little hunny bunny Roger, so much that she's willing to bash him on the head with a frying pan to make sure he won't get hurt. ("Makes perfect sense.") And any toon who's brave enough to fire a gun at Judge Doom earns a page in my Awesome Book. So what keeps her at the #10 spot? Well, her figure is entirely impossible - there's not a woman alive who could ever hope to have those breasts, and those who do are simply deluding themselves. Kinda builds up false hope among us geeks, don't it? If nothing else, Jessica proves that there is such a thing as having a body that's too perfect.


  1. You're right to have her on the list, even if she's at number 10. As for the drawing of her, it's nicely done.

  2. Wow, now I see what you meant by time and effort - the shading on her hair, shadow, stone bird/thing/whatever, the door's light etc. show that you've got every little detail down. 10/10!

    Also, congrats to your lucky lady.

  3. Wasn't there a lady who DID got a sex change just to be Jessica, or is it a instance of me mixing up things again?

  4. There was that grandmother from England who got plastic surgery to look like Jessica; not even close.

    I'm looking forward to the rest of your list, even though I too have a girlfriend.

  5. You captured her character perfectly in this peace.

    By the way the Maltese Falcon in the background, nice touch.

  6. I'm not the biggest fan (never did anything for me), but a great drawing that captures the tone and essence of the character (and film she's from) nonetheless.
    I couldn't really make a top ten myself, mostly a top six.
    6. Esmeralda
    5. Fifi Laflea
    4. Ami
    3. Jenny/XJ9
    2. Ariel
    1. Yumi
    Let's see if any of those make the list! ;D