In outlining the first-year courses for his ideal animation school, John Kricfalusi made the following statement:
We will learn classic cartoon construction in the same order that classic cartoonists learned it, starting with rubber hose construction and working our way towards sphere and pear construction.
To illustrate the "rubber hose" concept, he used a model sheet from the Ub Iwerks cartoon "Viva Willie."
That's what I need to do!
Get back to basics.
Look at these characters, they're friggin' circles, ovals and jelly bean shapes! So...
Let's see what I can do with this...