Today we have another quick little doodlewash (pencil sketch straight to watercolor) of a cool little character from Toy Story. This is Rex, and he was a request from Jacob over at Jaywalks. Although I was out of college when this movie first came out, I still remember seeing it in the theater and loving it. It was like a wonderful affirmation that toys really do coming to life when you leave the room. I knew it!

The movie was really fun at any age as long as you had a bit of that child inside left over to play along. I had more than my far share of inner child so I adored it. Although the main characters were really Woody and Buzz Lightyear, I preferred all of the characters who were animals best. Like Rex here, the adorable little coward. But no matter what the toy was, the fact that it was coming to life made the experience truly magical. It was something we always talked about as kids and nothing we could ever actually prove.

Though many sequels came after, the first movie is still my favorite and a classic. I love Pixar movies and this one had all the wonderful elements that make their movies shine above the rest. I’m still running super short on time, so I’ll keep this one brief. Instead of rambling on at you, I’ll just let you go back in time and enjoy that moment when your favorite toys magically sprang to life. A time when anything was possible and the only limit was your imagination.

About the Doodlewash

M. Graham watercolors: Permanent Green Pale, Sap Green, Quinacridone Gold, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Teal, and Neutral Tint in a 5″ x 8″ 140 lb. (300 gsm) Pentalic Aqua Journal


Posted by:Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash)

Creator of Doodlewash® and founder of World Watercolor Month™ (July) and World Watercolor Group™. Sharing daily watercolor illustrations and stories while proudly featuring talented artists from all over the world!

40 replies on “Toy Story

  1. I loved all the Toy Story movies, especially the third! Even though these are kids’ movies, I think there were adult friendly too. I was touched that the last movie was about all the forgotten toys once the kids grow up. These movies are so well done!

    Rex is adorable! And I keep hearing his voice!

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  2. So I didn’t just sit laughing hysterically at my e-mails for ten minutes or anything. Not at all. Eeeeeeeeek! Day made, already, at pushing 2AM. He’s the greatest! You got the adorable, goofy smile perfectly! Thank you so much – I can’t believe you actually did it, Charlie! Ugh, there are no words that can adequately describe my love for this.❤❤❤ I feel I should draw something for you now.

    Toy Story 1 is definitely my favourite. Toy Story 3 was the first film I went to see in 3D (and I think probably the last! I'm not sure I've even been to the cinema since then!) which was an experience, watching the people before us trying to catch balls and avoid speeding trains😛 but such comedy didn't knock the original off its perch.

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    1. Awww… Yay!! I’m so happy you liked him Jacob! Happy early birthday! 😉❤️I guess I should have waited until the end of the month but after you suggested it I just couldn’t wait. 😊hehe. I’m thrilled you like him…wasn’t sure if I could get everything right and didn’t want to disappoint!

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      1. Oh, you definitely didn’t disappoint! It’s so adorable, I love it. Thanks for the early birthday wishes! Someone’s eager!😉 I’m putting early money on this being the best present😉 not much can beat Rex, after all.❤

        I wonder when is it your birthday? I must note this down and prepare something monumental for such an occasion…😉

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      2. Yes indeedy – like a Rex toy?😉 And you didn’t answer my question😛 I can see I’m going to have to just assume every day is your birthday from now on until I finally get it right!

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  3. Great choice! My son was just the right age when Toy Story came out so I was lucky enough to watch it over and over again guilt free. He also had all the toys including Buzz, Woody and a remote control RC Car.

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