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Belldandies Retrofies Present-Day Cartoons in Black, White and Red

 - Jun 1, 2011
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The White Stripes already knew that black, white, and red are hella cool, but now artists like Belldandies are using that distinctive color scheme to add aesthetic flair to their pieces.

Belldandies is an American artist who brings an air of classic elegance to modern-day cartoon characters. Who knew that the Cobra Commander from G.I. Joe could be presented in such an aristocratic manner? Other characters include the Rocketeer, Mario, Poison Ivy from Batman and Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty. Belldandies even includes retrofied text and sayings into each illustration, further enhancing the classic feel of each piece.

I'm really loving Belldandies's deviantART page. Her characters exude strength, but there's a subtle vulnerability in their expressions as well.