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Presenting Mel by angelsunbomb Presenting Mel by angelsunbomb
The past few days have been dedicated to the creation of this character. But, who is Mel?
Mel is my responce to Minnie and Daisy; The "counterpart" of Goofy. Like Minnie and Daisy are, Mel is designed to be the female Goofy. So, I suppose the question is, why? Well, although the cartoon "House of Mouse" tries to hook Goofy up with Clarabelle, Clarabelle's canon boyfriend is Horace Horse. And, even though Goofy seems to have a love interest in "An Extremly Goofy Movie", this still does not explain Max's mother. So, my first job was, to make her look like a female Goofy; not so hard, but it took about three times to get the right Goof-ness in her. Notice no buck teeth and a less detailed muzzle. I studied some Clarabelle art work to see how her body works; which seems to be basically like Horace's and Goofy's, just more feminie. As I thought about it, both Daisy and Minnie wear bows; as has Clarabelle; hence the bows. The clothes, are just obvious; a turtle neck like Goofy, but a skirt, to make her more girly. The choice in colors for her colthes was a bit hard, but I went with a lighter orange and blue, like Goofy is usually wearing.
I swear to god, I listened to "Kiss the Girl" about fifteen times while working on this.

I would be thrilled, if Disney even considered using Mel (Full name being Melanie Goof); But, drawing her, was just for fun, and to challange myself. She's my favorite fan character I have ever made...I took a long time thinking about her concept, and went through several sketches before I knew what I wanted. Part of me wanted to make her really pretty, like a lot of Disney female dogs are, but the other part of me told me, she needs to be like her sweetheart; she needed to be clumsy, and bashful, but still, a bit smarter then her boyfriend, sweet, and understanding.

I named her after my friend, Mel, but if you think about it, the M connects with Max's name.

I hope you guys fall in love with her as much as I did when I made her. She may be only a fan character, but she is my dream contribution to the Walt Disney company. Please, please, PLEASE, do not alter her, or change anything. I water marked the hell out of this already, and even though I know the risks of getting ideas stolen from me because I am posting this on line, I wanted to show the world my love and passion for her. ...Thank you in advance, everyone.
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Dalia1784 Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's a Magical Girl Series I was putting together that starred Minnie, Daisy, Clarabelle, Ortensia (Oswald The Lucky Rabbit's girlfriend), Clara, and Maria (Jose Carioca's girlfriend from the Disney Brazillian comics; she's also known as Rosinha).

Could I Mel in the series? :please:
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aerinsol Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
i've always been uncomfortable with Goofy being hooked up with Clarabelle, as being an old cartoon and comic fan, Clarabelle's significant other was firmly Horace

so thank you for making a wonderfully fleshed out fancharacter that compliments Goofy very nicely and manages to retain a Disneyesque feel.
i would like some more situations with Goofy and Mel and maybe even Max together.
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EJW Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2006
She does look like she'd fit in pretty well with the Original Disney cast. Nice work.
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DistantChild Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2006
I've seen Disney fanart/concept art before... And I will say I wasn't pleased. But here we have a genuine Disney feel. I can imagine how Goofy and Mel met and acted together. It has that Disney feel I get when watch a Disney movie. I'm very impressed with the choice of color and details. The only thing that might be seen as odd is that of her appearance as far as age. I like the "high school" look as mentioned before, it almost makes the picture seem like a photo Goofy might keep in his wallet of Mel.

And that my friend, is what I have to say.

I deem this excellent and is also a good starting piece for further concept art. *hint hint*
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KentaruZ Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2006  Professional Writer
nice =3
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obsydian Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Aieee I wanna draw her. XD

She is so cool <3
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DanDrazen Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2006   Writer
D'aaaaaaw. She looks kind of high school in this drawing, and I don't mean that in a BAD way.
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angelsunbomb Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2006
Mm. Hey, for being one of my older fans, and, an older fan of Disney work, what would say about my creation of Mel? Do you think it was a good idea, and I excuted it well?
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DanDrazen Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2006   Writer
Even going back to the theatrical shorts, Mel fills in the gap between Goofy being one of Mickey's posse and suddenly becoming a family man. They never did get into the subject of Goofy's wife/Max's mom on Goof Troop or in the Goofy movies. I have to wonder why. Is it that they designed a character SO broad and comic that it's hard to consider that he'd be capable of love? That says something, but I'm not sure what.

And yes, Mel is very well executed. And like I said, the drawing of her makes her look like a high schooler, but more specifically like a late 40s-early 50s bobby soxer -- I think it's the sweatshirt. The design is consistent but with just enough added cute to make it believable. My compliments.
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hypermegatailsfan Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
And now all the world can see her, yay :D I really do love the color choices for her outfit, and the feminine touch she has. She's so purrrrrrdy :D
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