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.
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!
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!
Well I have been looking at John's blog again and here is a section all about proportions which happens to be the third lesson on his curriculum site on drawing fundamentals. He said that proportions of a drawing is what makes the cartoon look the way it does. So I grabbed my drawing and preston's original drawing and I compared mine to his. Now I know that each time I look at a drawing I copy from, I would check the proportions and write down my mistakes and then correct them every single time.