The Man from E.G.G.

A place to put my time-wasting doodles, based upon the exercises outlined in the "How To Draw Animated Cartoons" book by Preston Blair.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Droopy Is In The Hizz-ouse!

Another abbreviated drawing session last night, but I did manage to take a flyer at the Droopy head! I made notes on what the construction looks like and why it "works" for me. I'll be working on refining this head by getting the proportions right. I'll also keep in mind that I want a dimensional, solid feel as well.

Thanks to the kind folks who replied to my other frustration-filled rants. My fellow bloggers know just how wonderful it is to get feedback!


At Thu Jun 01, 04:01:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Dr. Phil said...

How dare you impugn the name of the good doctor? Lemmetellyousomethin. Dr Phil was shaking hands with the president, when Regis was still in shortpants. And "Droopy"...
What is that? Caricature of me?
It stinks.
You want to improve in your drawing, your lifestyle, your family, your habits? You have to ask serious questions, and take EXTENSIVE notes. Which you pretty much seem to be doing.
You know somethin' kid, you're gonna be all right.
PS - That is a pretty good caricature, after all.
PPS - You're out of the Dr. Phil phamily.

At Thu Jun 01, 04:13:00 PM 2006, Anonymous rgis_philbin said...

Listen here, "Doctor" Pizzy!

Dont git started wit ME fo' sheezy! I gots pieces of guys like you in mah stool. I was hang'n wit Joey Bishop while you wizzy anxiously await'n yo first nocturnal emission.

And dont flatta yoself! "Droopy" is simply a description of yo flaccid manhood from tha streets of tha L-B-C!

At Thu Jun 01, 04:37:00 PM 2006, Blogger Andy Seredy said...

Despite what the good doctor had to say... I think the droopy is great.
Maybe some more construction lines would help out. Bob Hume mentioned that every detail should get contruction lines. Like around the tip of the snout where the cheek flaps rest on the jaw. If you immagine it as a cylinder you get a much more rounded feel from it, even more so when you add the construction lines for it. I'm still trying to get a hang of it myself, because Bob has some very abstract ideas he likes to share. Great stuff, and keep it up.

At Thu Jun 01, 10:18:00 PM 2006, Blogger Kevin Langley said...

Wow you've really been putting some work into this course. I think these drawing look really good. Personally, I thought drawing Droopy would be easy once I tried I realized how hard it is to make him look right. How did those animators ever get them to look so perfect and then move, amazing. Great job keep posting.

At Fri Jun 02, 07:26:00 AM 2006, Blogger Craig D said...

andy - I'll try constructing the snoot with some construction lines on my next go-round. I'm finding that his jowls, etc. are turning into a sagging accordion, otherwise.

kevin - Thanks for the encouragement! Those golden-age animators had mighty, mighty cartooning skills, indeed!

regis & dr. phil - Some lady came by my house last night lookin' for you guys. Her name was Oprah. I don't know what she wanted , but quite frankly, she scared me!


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