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.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

A Mickey Quickie

Here's a quick one I drew at the breakfast table this morning. I tried Gabe's suggestion of tracing the head to help nail the proportions. A little blah looking, but it's something I can build on.

BTW, Gabe, the date on the model sheet is 10-18-38, FWIW. Thanks for the tip!


At Wed Jan 03, 05:44:00 PM 2007, Blogger Mcnuggetinator said...

Swell job Craig, but I said to put your drawing on top of the orginal and mark your mistakes. 'Nother thing I would suggest is to pay more attention to straights and curves in areas like the hands and feet. I think thats the key to solididly (or if there is a real word for it).

At Wed Jan 03, 06:43:00 PM 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i noticed something looking at these just now, and that's that you have really good curves. On your drawings. Me, i'm curve-deficient. Look at my stuff and you'll see that I only create the illusion of curves. i had to get a french curve for if i ever need to buckle down and draw some proper curves. Got any theories on how to improve? do you draw slowly or quickly?
Thanks, and curve ya later

At Wed Jan 03, 11:31:00 PM 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Each one you do is better than the last. I'm glad you're sticking with it.

At Thu Jan 04, 07:05:00 AM 2007, Blogger Craig D said...

Gabe: Oh. I completely misunderstood what you said! Put me down for one mucho grande supreme "duh!"

Yeah, my hands are terrible and need much study and work. I'm really stoked by your Ed Benedict straight/curve sketches, BTW.

bardhol: Thanks for the comment on the curves. I don't draw very slowly, at least not at the tortured, draftsman pace that I did when I started these lessons. I'm still trying to get a more satisfying feeling that my details and features are wrapping around their shapes. Maybe it helps to be a round, doughy guy since my wife says everything I draw looks like me in some way.

w: Thanks for the encouragement. I'll keep trying! Do you draw at all? Just askin'...


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