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Proud to be a Carioca by ElectricDawgy Proud to be a Carioca by ElectricDawgy
Well, I'm not a Carioca. Wasn't born in Rio. :( Although I would've loved the lifestyle, the beach and the Brazilian girls rock! :D

I did all 3 José's yesterday. José's one of my favorite Disney characters. Too bad he'll always be the underdog, at least in America and beyond, except for Brazil, naturally. Where I hear he's still somewhat popular, and there's comics on him there. But my only complaint is that in the newer comics, they redesigned him to make look more hip and modern (he looks more like a 12 or 18 year old, which of course he isn't). No hate to the artists there though, he still retains his charm these days.

Anyway, enough blab. This didn't turn out like I envisioned. The plan was to have a skyline of Rio de Janeiro (Copa or Ipanema) set in the BG, with the characters naturally in the foreground, and there were ALSO supposed to be 2 more José's doing natural Brazilian things (a samba and malandro one was in mind). But that didn't happen, the original BG looked too cluttered and I couldn't crank out the other two José's. So I decided to use a gradient this time, and some simple Samba text to complete the mood. The linework gave me some troubles, I like the outer lines nice, somewhat thick (but not too thick) and black, as you guys know by now. :D

You have from left to right: a beach goer José, a fútbol José and a Carnaval José.

I had this club in mind when doing the piece. A tribute to the really friendly (at least from what I've read) and fun-loving Cariocas of Rio. :) Enjoy. And yes, I left out the é in José's name in the copyrights on the bottom. Gah. Couldn't get that symbol down. I feel so incomplete now. :D

José Carioca © Disney.
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Gynandromorph Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
They do make him look like a cool soccer player.
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VoBo Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
Good work!
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LeftHandedAlchemist Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Its perfect! He look more carioca than i am ^^
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
exllcent job
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tOoNsInMyRoOm Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
Ok it's offical! You are an amazing artist! You draw Jose Perfectly!!! :love: :heart:
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ElectricDawgy Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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tOoNsInMyRoOm Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
You are quite welcome!
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Henrieke Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006
Gah! I wish I could draw José. My drawings kind of... suck. These are awesome! *watches you*
What kind of comics appear in the US? The Dutch comics (often drawn by the Spanish Comicup studio, but written in Holland) are very different from the Brazillian ones. In Brazil José kind of changed the same way as Donald did, he has two nephews, a job and stuff. But he's still a lady killer in the Dutch comics. He lives on a scrapheap in Rio and pretends to be rich to all seńoritas. The other characters (the black and white bird) are also there, but they don't really have names or a specific personality.
I'm translating a comic at the moment, drawn by Bas Heymans, a Dutch artist. José gets stuck on an airplane and ends up in Duckburg, where he drives Donald nuts. Would you like to see it when I post it online?
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ElectricDawgy Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah definitely! I'd love to see that that'd be great. :D Thanks.

Yeah, I know there were vast similarites. The only reason they gave José nephews in the Brazil comics was because they used to do mostly stories of Donald and his nephews and when they substituted in José in place of Donald they kept two nephews.
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Henrieke Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006
Here are some examples of Dutch stories... [link]
I can make scans of more Carioca comics, I have tons of them. But I don't think I can translate them all, that would take me hours =p
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MilGoncalez Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2005  Student Digital Artist
Hey, I'm a brazilian and that's why I was tagged here- and yes, it's true, we DO have Zé Carioca's comics!
I just loved your drawings, and I also think is really lovely to see you guys describing our samba as a "natural Brazilian thing", hehe. So cute. Thanks!
And good job!;)
Oh, by the way, I'm a brazilian yes, but I shamely live in Săo Paulo. My dady use to travel to Rio for work, though :)

- and sorry for all the english mistakes...
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LadyBozi Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2005
Yeah he is the bomb!! Great job on him! :)
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nonsensical Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2005
oohhh this is so cute! The cartoon looks fantastic, the colors are perfect and the homage is beautiful =D
thanks so much for this great image!

p.s.: unfortunately i no longer am the admin of the cariocas community... the admin now is :deviantpedrocastro:

:kisses:
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ElectricDawgy Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! ^_^ I tried to make the colors match the mood of Rio ^^ and thanks for the comment
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UnorthodoxKungFu Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005
Sweet! This is so well drawn.
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Ultrawolf Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005
he is avery cool guy, I love the movie Los tres Caballeros^^
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freckledmystery Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this; the colours are really awesome! :D
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JammerLea Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005
That's really fun. I love the soccar one. Your bold coloring is just as good as ever. =3 ...love that font too. XD
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ElectricDawgy Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, it's "Samba" font. :) Just perfect for this piece
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XimonR Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Cool work :D
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Jinggo78 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2005
wow fanart of something that isn't overly hyped and overrated (I think we all know what I'm refering to). I love it. Good work! :thumbsup: :)
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ElectricDawgy Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thakns ^_^

Hmm...overrated...would that be Lion King fanart? There's tons of that...not sure lol
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hazardbarzard Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2005
And I thought I was the only one who liked him! B3

Nice job, amigo, you've done him pretty damn accurate! B3
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silversister Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2005
Jose!!!! xDDD

You make him just like Disney, he's teh cutie... :3
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wolffirefur Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2005
So cute, I :love: it.
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I love it
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SiriusDog Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Now I remember who that green bird was. I liked him the most!!
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ElectricDawgy Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Poor Zé. He's rarely remembered lol. :D
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SiriusDog Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Sí. He is one that I shall cherish the most!! XD
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erute-nevda Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2005
heh, what a cool concept. ^_^ I like the third outfit on the left. Very neat. Rio, wish I could go there.
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beautifulpurpleflame Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2005
I love Jose!
He's so funny.
Nice job! :thumbsup:
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Zane-the-Foxwolf Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2005
I like it! Nice and cartoony! :D The simplistic design really sets him apart from most other toony characters. It's a shame he's not around here in America. Looks like he'd be just as charming. :nod:
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