Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Tablet Doodles (ponies)

Sketchy ponies are sketchy. 

Paul McCartney and John Lennon as ponies. Wat. 
A narwhal having tea with a ninja on the moon

I should have colored them but I'm still getting used to the way a tablet works versus doing it the old fashioned way. This was good practice, though. 

Monday, September 3, 2012

Catching up on my Backlog pt 4: Beatles

This was another group of drawings I had to consolidate and throw out some of the older ones. If nothing else, the Beatles cartoons are fun to doodle but sometimes I got frustrated when they came out looking wonky.

I finally got "Character Design" by Sherm Cohen , which is a great book BTW, and tried out expressions. I'm pretty good at drawing those, its just getting body proportions that I tend to screw up on. :(

sorry this post took so long. I had forgotten I had in it in Drafts. =_=

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Catching up on the Backlog pt. 3: 'Original' stuff

This post is probably the most lean in terms of content. Some of the drawings that would go with the ones here aren't finished but instead of waiting until they are, I'm going to go plow ahead and post the finished ones anyway just to get them out of the way. 

I was drawing people while watching a beach movie from the sixties called "Beach Ball". 

I came up with months ago an idea of doing an ironic/semi-ironic pastiche of the sappy cartoons from the 1980s involving cute things like puppies, kittens, ponies, etc. as a webcomic and calling it Kettle Kitties. Mostly I came up with it as a way to flex my character design muscles. These are just concept drawings at the moment. Some of them have evolved into actual characters but everything is still in the planning stage at this point.

My own versions of Woody Woodpecker, in an attempt I'd say waaaay back in other post that I should do my own versions of the cartoon studies using what I've learned, plus I've been drawing Woody a lot lately. Once I figured out how he's put together, I've been doodling him a lot lately. 

Quick Draw McGraw

The more, wacky-looking Woody Woodpecker

end of pt. 3

Catching Up on the Backlog pt 2: Non-Cartoon Studies

I've been wanting to brush up on my figure drawing. I drew from paintings and sculptures in my

Study of the David statue by Donatello. (not from this same angle)

"Hermes and the Infant Dionysus", possibly by Praxiteles

Drawn from a magazine of Charlize Theron's evil queen from the "Snow White and the Huntsman" movie. I haven't seen it yet, I just thought her costume was cool.

end of pt. 2