Ronald McDonald and The Burger King.
I had an idea like this for a while but didn't get around to it since I've clearly been very slow and unmotivated with art for a long time. I just wanted these two in one picture since I think they're both creepy (moreso The Burger King, but then Ronald is just a clown which is almost automatically scary). Ironically, they didn't come out especially creepy in this picture, even though my urge to draw them was based entirely on making them look creepy.
I wanted to alter Ronald's design a bit to make him look more like a jester and have him defying the King or whatever. I laid the poses out before deciding this though, and the pose didn't really allow me to show much of his design. I tried making new poses afterwards but couldn't come up with anything decent so I just stuck with this and half-assed the redesign since it wasn't going to show much anyway. If you're wondering about the hair, it's supposed to be like the jester's cap. I didn't put any of the hair forward though since it would cover up too much of The King. And I was wanting to do a skull paint motif on Ronald's face, but...yeah, half-assed it.
In case I didn't make it evident, The King's mask is supposed to be cracking open to show the real face under it. And he's using his gold chain thing as a brass knuckles-type weapon. After I had the idea to do that, I wanted to do a punching (with contact, I mean) pose and show it just breaking apart from the impact, but I couldn't come up with a good pose for it. I left the logo off of it since it looked way too cluttered when I tried drawing it, under all the cracks and the chain already over it.
When posing the characters, I also had somewhat specific fighting styles in mind for them. I wanted Ronald as a limber, agile, dirty/trickster guy and The King to just be unrefined brute force. Not sure why. And with crossover fights, I usually try to make things even with no clear winner. Again, not sure why...
I didn't lay this out with the intention of any specific / drastic foreshortening, but Ronald's pose just looked like it should've been foreshortened. But seeing it as the only thing in the picture that has that effect, it looks unbalanced. Oh well.
I'm not especially happy with this picture. It's not that there are bunch of problems nagging away at me, just that it doesn't really stand out or anything. It looks underwhelming.
At least it kept me busy for a while at work.