Yellow Submarine

A couple of days ago, someone posted a little drawing of a yellow submarine to the Illustrator subreddit. It was cute and round and a perfectly decent little icon-scale submarine, but it wasn’t what I expected when I clicked on it. What I was expecting was the vehicle design from the Beatles animated movie. The one that I was obsessed with when I was a kid and could draw from memory. The one that’s from a movie I usually cite as one of the reasons that made me want to become an animator.

So I decided to draw it.

Two days later, it’s done.

Here’s a few closeups off the Beatles and couple of Blue Meanies:

Illustrator, 4.5h.

Prints/shirts/etc on Redbubble.
High res and AI source on Patreon.