To compensate for the minimal amount of pics I've been sharing with you guys lately, I thought I'd do a one-off all-day project that I've been meaning to do for a while. As you can obviously tell, I decided to do my take on Velma from "Scooby-Doo!"
Obviously she looks a lot different from many of the other incarnations from all the 50+ years of all those different cartoons, but I wanted to make her (IMO) more of a contemporary look while still keeping true to some of the visual tropes that made her character so iconic. Keeping her turtleneck and skirt went without saying, but I wanted to change her hair mostly to help make Velma look more interesting to look at as opposed to the usual bob that everyone's seen for the past 50 years. I wanted to make it long and bushy without making it too "Victoria's Secret"-esque where everything's shiny and fake.
Plus, I thought it'd be a good hair exercise since it's been a while since I've done long hair that crazy! :)
I gave her boots just to give her more of a tomboy flair, since I always saw her as less girly than Daphne was in the show. I'm sure most people who watched the cartoon did, too, so there you go.
Just as an off-note, for what it's worth, I always considered Velma to be the unsung hero of the original incarnation of "Scooby-Doo." I always thought she was the most logical, intelligent character out of the entire group, and she was the one who was always finding important details and putting two and two where the others just ran around doing wacky antics. I definitely liked Shaggy and Scooby more as a little kid, but as I've grown older I've tended to like Velma more as a character (or perhaps as the typical geek stereotype, more that I think about it!). I dunno, maybe it's the glasses that I identify with more than anything.