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.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Li'l Non-Entity... IN COLOR!

Yep, my daughter & I had the ol' watercolors fired up on Friday. This is what I ended up with before her attention span crumbled. I also doodled out some more pencil doodles. As you can see I had varying degrees of results...
That one with the "cats eyes" really creeps me out!

May 15, 2006 I created this blog to post my first cartooning lesson from the PRESTON BLAIR book. You see, noted cartoon animator guy, JOHN KRICFALUSI had started his blog and was posting on-line drawing lessons, based on the book. An on-line community of eager bloggers sprung up and we attacked the lessons with much gusto. Many of us were committed to near-daily postings of our results (I hesitate to call it "progress!")

Well, it is a year later. My actual cartooning lessons pretty much derailed at the end of November, but for some reason I keep posting.

I guess it's what's called "inertia."

Anyhoo - happy birthday to my blog and thanks to everyone for their visits, comments, support and inspiration!

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Mo' Faces

I kept my pencil busy doodling out more of these non-entities. John Kricfalusi indicated that he tries to never draw the same expression twice. This is an admirable goal and I have a teeny-tiny taste of how hard it is to do it, now.
(The idea is that most cartoon characters have a very limited palette of facial expressions and they are usually drawn with most generic, schematic representations of a basic face. that is, there's a single "happy face, a single "mad" face, a single "sad" face, etc.)

Oh well, at least I'm not inflicting more of those magic-marker father-daughter doodles on you kind folks. THE HELL I'M NOT!!!

Sorry, but Mariel is in a hard-core "Lady and the Tramp" phase right now. I'm not complaining, though. "My Little Pony" and her crew are really tough to sit through, lemme tell ya!

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Makin' Faces

I thought I'd take a really generic cartoon guy and attempt to draw a variety of "wacky expressions." My goal was to avoid "stock" expressions. Now, I realise these are just full-on frontal views and not very exciting, but I didn't want to over-complicate what I was doing. This was fun and I look forward to building on this.