The website of Robert "Bob" M. Guthrie

Flashback Wednesdays: "Where's the Kaboom?"

Flashback Wednesdays… on a Saturday this time. >.<

This drawing of Marvin the Martian and K-9 was requested by Six Flags Magic Mountain, more specifically for their park’s Looney Tunes merchandise.

While Marvin and K-9 were easy to conceptualize, I had to do some research for the style of the telescope, so it would matched the same style Chuck Jones had developed when he created Marvin the Martian - first introduced in Jones’ animated short Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century (1953.)  It was Maurice Noble background and layout, the same artist who had worked with Jones for the film, who provided the perfect inspiration for my design.

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I never saw the final product on any merchandise based on my designs, but a couple of years ago I was able to pick up this postcard at the Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California.



Flashback Wednesdays: Jam Session

Flashback Wednesdays... on a Wednesday!. ^.^

This week’s Flashback is a rough-pencil - no inking was requested, for a line of limited prints sold at the Warner Bros. Studio Stores. For some reason, I was asked to draw the instrument’s details - knobs, keys, etc, on a second layer. After its run and with the closure of the WB stores, the image is now sold has a large-size poster, which I have signed quiet a lot-of during the last few years.

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The painting was done by David Edward Byrd.


Flashback Wednesdays: Seagoing Looney Tunes (Part One)

Flashback Wednesdays,... out to sea.

This week, the first part of a series of Looney Tunes’ rough-pencil designs commissioned by Premier Cruise Lines for a commercial partnership with Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.


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Flashback Wednesdays: Repairing the Past

Hi again;

This is Flashback Wednesdays… on a Thursday. This post is about a very-common task many Artist have to do, specially in the Consumer products field: the recreation - or update, of an old piece of art for merchandising…



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Flashback Wednesdays: WBCP Art

One more Flashback Wednesday. =) Today I’m posting more designs I did while working for WBCP.

The first one is a progression example of Lola Bunny’s design, from a rough blueline, pencil ink to a final cleaned drawing (vector-based) drawing using Adobe Illustrator.


The second one is an approved tight blue line ready to be penciled-inked with 2B graphite pencil.


You will find more art for WBCP on the gallery. Enjoy!


Flashback Wednesday: Favorite Concept to Reality Decisions


Well, yesterday posts was a weak way to (almost) get out of the Flashback Wednesday’s showcase (darn). This post is about of one should not enamor itself to a projects’ rough or concept, because you will (always) be overridden by your client’s final decision.


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Flashback Wednesdays: Lola Halloween Designs

Hi again, everyone,

I’m posting a couple of designs I did while working for WBCP. They are designs of Lola Bunny in Halloween outfits.

As the the “Bride of Frankenstein”...


and as a cute witch...




WBCP Gallery Live

I just created a gallery for the work I did while working at Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP.) I’ll post some more work as I clean them up, but for the mean time, here is a design I did for WBCP with Wile E. Coyote.


Here’s the original design.



JMP Creative Gallery Live

Just created a new gallery of the designs I created while working at JMP Creative, a multimedia company out of Southern California.

Here’s and example of the variety of work I did; from toy concepts and designs to children’s’ menus for Mimi’s Cafe, like this one:

Original pencil sketch.


Inked version.


And the final color.



Flashback Wednesdays: Space Jam Poster Design (Part One)

Here is the original design (blue-line) that we I did for the international version of the Space Jam poster. In the final poster, Duffy Duck’s design was changed because in the original design, he was wearing a “prop” costume that only appeared on-screen for five-seconds.

Here is the original design - click on image to enlarge.


And here is the final poster.