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.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Cartoon Time, Kiddies!

I have no drawings to post, but here are some screen shots from a rare silent-era cartoon! Read more about it HERE!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Oh, Fudd!

This page kinda falls half-way between being an actual "lesson" attempt and another "father-daughter doodle."

Mariel's been hooked on the cartoon "Harebrained Hypnotist" for the last week or so. During one of the many showings, I tried to do some quick sketches of Elmer Fudd. Elmer's appearance changes drastically from cartoon-to-cartoon and from director-to-director. This is a Friz Freleng version. Maybe I'll try to capture a Chuck Jones and /or Bob Clampett design from the same period next. Or maybe not.

There's a family medical emergency exploding as I write this, so I may not be drawing and posting too much for the next few weeks. We'll see...

Monday, March 12, 2007

Over The Hills & Far Away...

Teletubbies come out to play!

Yep. This monstrosity is all I could muster from a watercolor session with the "Wee One" this past weekend. Aw, c'mon, give me a break! At least it's not a Smurf...

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Quickie Doodles

No big whoop - Just trying to entertain my daughter with pencil & paper...

The smiling head in the middle left side is "The Little Puppet Boy" from a stop-motion short of the same name. It's Mariel's favorite right now...

Monday, March 05, 2007

More Father-Daughter Artwork

We pulled out a set of "washable" color markers the other day and had at it on some "shirt cardboard" as they use to call it:

Turns out they were "washable" in that if you washed them, there was no worry about the colors fading. My daughter drew all over her hand, which is how I found this out.

Then it was on to the water colors:

This is my attempt to paint "Ruff Ruffman" the host of "Fetch!" on PBS. I don't know how accurate it is, but Mariel recognized who it was supposed to be.