Sunday, November 20, 2011

proportion correction

Heres a couple of drawings by copying a model sheet drawn by Preston Blair.

More coming this week.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Hands, fun stuff!

Well, What do have I to say besides hand being the most difficult thing to draw in a cartoon?

Hands like these are beautifully simplified by our friend Preston!
All it takes is to draw them like mittens and then add a thumb.

Drawing two hands together didn't go too well here I'm afraid...

Mind you, I didn't draw every single hand down here.

But when I get around to it, I'll post my drawings of more hands and hands that I had trouble drawing on my own.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Ok here I was still figuring out how construction works on Prestons' cartoons
I even copied his figure drawings a few times.

All that I plan to do this week is to copy a lot of images from both versions of the Preston Blair book and figure out how cartoons from the 40's work. I will also correct my drawings through Photoshop by comparing his drawings with mine, and write down all of my mistakes so I can critically analyze and fix my mistakes when I draw again.
Many of these characters use a lot of elipses forms and it's starting to get old once in a while. I think there's more to designing cartoons than just piling a pile of balls onto each other... but I have a feeling that this is what I need to do, in order to master cartooning principles through formula. Once I have these basic principles under my belt I shall try to copy other artists work and finally find a style that I'll be comfortable with.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Next Week

I know I said I would have something posted during September but now that I got my scanner to work again, I'll be posting stuff next week.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

More Proportions

It's been a while I know, but I have really been busy in college so my goal in the future is to post more when I get the chance. Any who I'm back at the drawing board as I got more drawings to share!
Right here is where I took notes on my first attempt and I wrote down all my mistakes

Here is my second attempt on drawing the same thing, I figured it looked a lot better than my first attempt all together!
I'll post a lot more drawing I'll copy and fix my mistakes on photoshop the whole week.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

2 legged character construction

Heres what I did for lesson 4 on the cirriculum blog, we had to copy and draw 2-legged characters with pear shaped bodies. I hope that I followed the line of action and proportions correctly for these ones!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Squash and Stretch methods

I should of posted this a long time ago haha! but heres a lesson that I have worked on. I was learning how to stretch the crap out of cartoon heads, and they really relate to how our faces work in reality. When you smile your cheek muscle squishes along with it, and when you frown those face muscles stretch downwards. Just like real life!