Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Doodling Characters for Comics

I do a lot of pages of scribbling.

I don't share them all here, because often, they don't make much sense to anyone but me.

But it's been a while since I shared just these crazy practice pages, so I thought I'd share a few from this winter.

I am headed to the Center for Cartoon Studies for two courses this summer (YAY!) and so I'm quite nervous about my weak skills drawing people.  Or humanesque figures.  So lately I've done a lot of pages sort of like these three:  drawing faces and figures in "comic" form based on people I see on TV or in magazines.

How can I simplify?  How do I move their bodies?  How do I make them distinct from one another?

These are the things I'm experimenting with when I draw these sorts of pages.

At the end there, you can see I tossed in a portrait of my dog, Nik.   I think drawing from life, after working hard from my imagination, grounds me.

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