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.