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I had no internet, so I've been very absent, I beg your pardon.

I've been working on my portfolio, and I decided to redesign a famous series of the 60s, Hanna-Barbera Wacky races (los autos locos). This was a very original series for its time, with many colorful characters, funny cars and an archetypal villain as the main character Dick Dastardly (Pierre Nodoyuna), a real loser and unlucky guy with a terrible tendency to exaggerated traps (but the label of "cheater" is today quite unfair, after all, the race was characterized by "everything is allowed to win" and many competitors were just as "cheats" to him). There have been remakes and attempts to revive the series "Wacky Races Forever" and "Fender Bender 500" (curiously, Dick won a race in this show) but these products never jelled in the love the public

From now on, I will use the original names (the usa names) to talk about the characters, and and do not use Castilian versions (Pierre Nodoyuna, Patán, Penélope Glamour y Pedro Bello). This is more comfortable.

In my designs, I have tried to find the original retro aesthetic, a setting from the 60s-70s (the hairstyle of Penelope, or the Bell-bottoms and "the Beatle" boot of Dick Dastardly). I tried to keep some resemblance to the original design, while adding new details (like luciferin billy-goat beard of Dick Dastardly, that it exaggerates his appearance wicked) For example, the dog Muttley has not changed much, but the original design was too lovely to do something drastic.

This is the second design that I do for Peter Perfect, the gallant gentleman and the love of Penelope Pitstop: At first, my idea for the character was different, see the first design iluvendure.deviantart.com/art/… . But then I realized that he was not attractive and Peter Perfect had to be attractive. I really like my original design, and I'm a little sad about the change, but I think the new design is better. I change the color "red" of his clothes by the magenta, a feminine color, to break the stereotype that "pink" color is not manly (the pink magenta color is very masculine) the pink symbolizes passion and beauty.

The character that if has undergone a drastic change from my design has been Penelope Pitstop. Why? The original character of 60s was terribly sexist (The Compact Pussycat original was a horror).

Indeed, I have split one character into two different characters, the mother and daughter. I have always believed that the character of "Wacky Races" might not be the same character of "The Perils of Penelope Pitstop" and I wanted to play with that idea. The two "penelope" seem to live in different times and have different personalities ("The Perils of Penelope Pitstop" is set in 1930 and "Wacky Races" is set in 1960-70) and I thought it might be fun to see Penelope in "Wacky Races "as the daughter of the protagonist of" the Perils of Penelope Pitstop " (without a really good family relationship).

And (this is the most drastic change) she has ceased to be a "Pretty in Pink" to be a "Pretty in Blue". I do not hate the color pink, but this color has become a stereotype too exaggerated and sexist, and it's time to break the rules (the little girl Riley has more reason than a saint). Blue is a color that symbolizes tranquility, intelligence, confidence or kindness, but is usually a color for the boys, and that should not be. I wanted to make a beautiful Penelope, and even a bit corny (because that's the character) but also reflect more complexity in the character (more Brigitte Bardot, and less Paris Hilton) independent ideas and desires, and temperament committed (and away from her original superficiality)
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No tenía internet, por eso yo he estado muy ausente, yo pido perdón.

He estado trabajando en mi portafolio, y yo decidí rediseñar una serie famosa de los años 60, Wacky races (los autos locos). Esta fue una serie muy original para su época, con muchos personajes carismáticos, coches divertidos y con un villano arquetípico como personaje principal, Pierre Nodoyuna AKA Dick Dastardly, un autentico perdedor y poco afortunado tipo con una terrible tendencia a las trampas exageradas (pero el calificativo de “tramposo” es hoy en día bastante injusto, después de todo, la competición se caracterizaba porque “todo era valido para ganar” y muchos competidores eran igual de “tramposos” que él). Han existido remakes e intentos por resucitar la serie “Wacky Races Forever” y “Fender Bender 500” (curiosamente, Dick ganó una carrera en este show) pero estos productos no cuajaron nunca en el amor del publico

A partir de ahora, yo voy usar los nombres originales estadounidenses para hablar de los personajes, y no las versiones en castellano (Pierre Nodoyuna, Patán, Penélope Glamour y Pedro Bello). Esto es más cómodo.

En mis diseños, yo he intentado buscar la estética retro original, una ambientación basada en los años 60s-70s (el Peinado de Penélope, o los Pantalones de Campana o el Calzado “the Beatles” de Dick Dastardly). He intentado mantener cierto parecido con el diseño original, aunque añadiendo detalles nuevos (como la perilla luciferina de Dick Dastardly, la cual aporta un aire aún más maléfico) Por ejemplo, el perro Muttley no ha sufrido demasiados cambios, pero el diseño original era demasiado encantador para hacer algo drástico.

Este es el segundo diseño que yo hago de Peter Perfect, el caballero gallardo y el enamorado de Penélope Pitstop: Al principio, mi idea para el personaje era diferente, ver el primer diseño iluvendure.deviantart.com/art/… . Pero luego, me di cuenta que él no era atractivo y Peter Perfect debía ser atractivo. Me gusta mucho mi diseño primitivo, y estoy algo triste por el cambio, pero creo que el nuevo diseño es mejor. Yo cambie el color de su ropa roja por el magenta, un color femenino, para romper el tópico de que “el rosa” no es un color varonil (el magenta es un color muy masculino) el rosa simboliza la pasión y la belleza.

El personaje que si ha sufrido un cambio drástico por parte de mi diseño ha sido Penélope Pitstop. ¿Por qué? El personaje original de los años 60 era terriblemente sexista (The Compact Pussycat original era un horror).

Es más, yo he convertido en dos personajes a un único personaje, la madre y la hija: Pero siempre he creído que el personaje de “Wacky Races” podría no ser el mismo personaje de los “The Perils of Penelope Pitstop” y quise jugar con esa idea. Las dos “penelopes” parecen vivir en diferente época y tienen ciertas personalidades diferentes (“The Perils of Penelope Pitstop” está ambientado en 1930 y “Wacky Races” está ambientado en 1960-70) y yo pensé que podría ser divertido ver a Penelope de “Wacky Races” como la hija de la protagonista de “The Perils of Penelope Pitstop” (sin una relación familiar realmente buena).

Y también (este es el cambio más drástico) ella ha dejado de ser una “chica de rosa” para ser una “chica de azul”. Yo no odio el color rosa, pero este color se ha vuelto un estereotipo demasiado exagerado y sexista, y es hora de romper las reglas (la niña Riley tiene más razón que una santo). El azul es un color que simboliza la tranquilidad, la inteligencia, la confianza o la amabilidad, pero suele ser un color para los chicos, y eso no debería ser así. Yo quería hacer una Penélope hermosa, e incluso un poco cursi, porque así es el personaje, pero a la vez reflejar más complejidad en el personaje (más Brigitte Bardot, y menos Paris Hilton) con ideas y deseos independientes, y un temperamento comprometido ( y alejado de su original superficialidad)


Corel Painter and Photoshop CS3

As all works this drawing has Copyrigth

Peter Perfect Dick Dastardly Muttley and Penelope Pitstop (daughter) © wacky race - Hanna-Barbera 1968
Penelope Pitstop (mother) ©The Perils of Penelope Pitstop - Hanna-Barbera 1969
Yankee Doodle Pigeon © Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines - Hanna-Barbera 1969

Artwork © Nuria Abajo Gamarra- iluvendure (myself)
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LunaMista Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016
This is really beautiful!^^
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nuriaabajo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017
thanks you very much
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LunaMista Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017
Np^^
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FlapperFoxy Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Next to the Disney movies,this was my favorite cartoon as a child!Very nice design-love it!Love Love 
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nuriaabajo Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016
oh you are nice XD thanks you! yeah, i love this cartoon show
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FlapperFoxy Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!Blond haired Penelope Pitstop icon 
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coolclaytony Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
One could aso Infer that Yankee-Doodle Pigeon does most of the winning for Peter, considering the guy's vehicle broke down more often that he ever actually crossed the finish line.
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nuriaabajo Featured By Owner May 1, 2016
It is not a bad thought XD
the truth, Peter was not as good a race driver as he looked, normally, his car always had destroyed, rather curious thing because this had phallic appearance
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coolclaytony Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
I'm not sure I dig what you did with the Compact Pussycat. I mean, there's just so many opportunities to play on the feline these with the Gadgets and what-not.

Fun Fact: Prior to the 1940's Pink was generally considered a masculine color for it's harsh hues while the softer blue was seen as feminine.
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nuriaabajo Featured By Owner May 1, 2016
yeah, it is very curious how the symbolism of the colors have changed over the years
Well, I tried to make a woman's car, but much nicer and less ridiculous, a car with lips is silly
but I could be wrong with the change
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Mister-Crool Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think Wacky Races needs a Japanese racer and a Swedish racer.
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nuriaabajo Featured By Owner May 1, 2016
It's not a bad idea
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Mister-Crool Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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Yaoi-Huntress-Earth Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interestingly Penelope was just an afterthought. They realized they needed a female and threw her concept together in an hour so this is an improvement.
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nuriaabajo Featured By Owner May 1, 2016
yeah, and interestingly, after Dick and Muttley, she is the most polular character in the show
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Yaoi-Huntress-Earth Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Say, I noticed Yankie Doodle Pigeon is near Peter. Will he be a pet or sidekick for him in this version?
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flyscratch Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
it's yankee doddle pidgeon!!
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nuriaabajo Featured By Owner May 1, 2016
yeah XD
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flyscratch Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
nice reference huh?
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makeyourownmusic Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
Love it, especially the two Penelopes :D and youre right about Dick, I too think its unfair to label him thus; not to mention he does win a race but the people behind the race rigged it so that he doesnt :( and youre spot on about the colour blue- I too like pink but I dont think girls should only be associated with it, and I actually like Penelope in blue :love:
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nuriaabajo Featured By Owner May 1, 2016
thank you very much for writing. I'm glad you think Penelope is beautiful in blue, in truth, I love very much this design, and I think that although she has wide hips, she looks lovely
Dick was a bit  bastard, but a loveable asshole very unlucky, actually I think it was unfair that he was considered a trickster villain
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maxvision92 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think Dastardly is considered a cheater because he gets out of his car and sets traps to try and alter the race standings that way. All the other racers may be just as bad, but at least they stick to what's already in their vehicles. The tragic part is, he doesn't even need to cheat, if he's just keep driving he'd easily outpace the other Wacky Racers, but I guess Dick figures that if it's worth doing honestly, it's not worth doing at all.
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Gojira012 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Peter Perfect

A perfect punk
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CrescentNubila Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Wow! I remember this show as a kid! Great memories here!

Awesome redesign of this classic cartoon!
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nuriaabajo Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
Thanks you very much XD
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CrescentNubila Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
You're very welcome! :-)
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Kmi-cn Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Con respecto a los colores de Penelope no estoy del todo de acuerdo a ella la vestían de rosa no solo por ser mujer sino también por ser rubia (otro estereotipo XP), probablemente si hubiera tenido otro color de cabello la hubieran vestido de otro color XD

igual me encanta como los hiciste y pintaste ^-^
Pierre digo Dick ademas de mas joven se ve mas guapo jaja 
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nuriaabajo Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
hola, muchas gracias por este comentario tan largo,y por pensar todas esas cosas. si, posiblemente tengas razón, ella fue "rosa" por ser rubia XD. Este color, el azul celeste es también un color muy femenino, pero al menos es menos estereotipado

Si hehehe, dick se ve extrañamente  guapo
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JuanChaves Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014   Photographer
eres genial :heart:
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DazedDaisiesO-o Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your Penelope idea is very interesting. Wacky Races used to be my favorite show when I was young :D.
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Hildiss Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Uyss que años aquellos que veía este dibujo animado te quedó muy bueno y amé el coloreado
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Captain-Paulo Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very better in ur design
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Luiz4200 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Well, Dastardly's bullet is about to hit Peter so I believe Dastardly was trying to hit the pigeon. Who's Penelope Junior's father? I bet it's Sylvester Sneekly. (did I spell his name right?)
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nuriaabajo Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
Who's Penelope Junior's father? Sylvester Sneekly .... hahahahah These are the mysteries of single mothers XD but it not a bad bet XD
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MiwaDake Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
I don't have a in depth critique for this but it's quite lovely and the idea of Splitting Penelope in two was really inspired! Lovely stuff here ;3
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nuriaabajo Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
you are very kind, thanks for the comment XD
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albertojz356 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
This is beautiful! Dastardly looks handsome btw. I also like your designs of the split Penelope Pitstop. The daughter's parasol is a really nice touch! :)
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nuriaabajo Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
thank you very much for the comments, I'm happy for your words ... Well, yeah, curiously... he seems strangely attractive
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Cart00nman95 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013

This is really awesome I just to love Wacky Races as a kid still do to this and these redesigns are great they really capture the classic elements of these characters but at the same modernising them its great I could defiantly see characters like  the gruesomes from the creepy coupe and the red max in this design great job  

 

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nuriaabajo Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
thanks for your words, you are very kind
I'm glad to know that you think that the redesigns are great and really capture the classic elements of these characters but at the same modernising them.
Of course!, I have more designs Wacky race
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nad2005 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Very nice work. I really like the changes. Maybe it's my imagination but I like the way Penelope is looking back, almost like she's looking at Dick Dastardly. 

 This may be wishful thinking, but I think Dick and Penelope had a almost invisible attraction for each other, because of the few reasons: each made compliments to other in some episodes (Dick admitted she was beautiful, Penelope complimented his muscles in one episode), both are haunted by a sort of stereotype: Dick is the obvious villain that everyone makes, Penelope is the beautiful dumb blonde; but most of all both are manipulative characters: Dick is obvious but Penelope has sometimes intentionally or unintentionally used her good looks to get what she wanted/needed, only Dick seemed to treat her as an equal. 

 Why not Peter Perfect, he's too perfect, and girls in the long run like more 'broken' characters, they are more interesting. 
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nuriaabajo Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
thank you very much for such a detailed comment, XD I'm glad you've enjoyed the changes in the design. In relation to your imagination and the idea of Penelope is looking at Dick Dastardly... you're not going badly misguided... 
I draw an enigmatic look on Penelope on purpose: Each person can interpret the drawing of different form; she may be harried by her mother, or as you say, she's looking at Dick. Always I have liked to play, and even to break, with the stereotypes; And I do not believe that the people should mate by the dictates of the society, or for fear of the people's thoughts

In addition there is a great saying: all the girls prefer the bad boys (So, finally, the bad boys are not so bad)
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Chucha616 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Artist
como me encantaba esa caricatura X)
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nuriaabajo Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
hola, que tal estas?
Si, era un gran show XD
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Chucha616 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Artist
aca al fin dandome chance de comentar XD
hacia tiempo que no te checaba
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nuriaabajo Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
yo tampoco a ti, perdona. La verdad es que ando bastante ausente y no debería. ¿que tal van tus proyectos y tu comic?
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Chucha616 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Artist
hay me esfuerzo, pero ya no he sabido mucho de ti, que haz hecho?, dime X) alguna locura genial supongo
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nuriaabajo Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
pues en verdad, menos de lo que yo esperaba , asi que no mucho XD Alguna ilustración para algún libro y cosas propias, no mucho más
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Tigershard-R Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
And after all these years, they never stopped that pigeon.
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nuriaabajo Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
well, that I recall, they never managed stopped that pigeon.
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