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 28, 2007

On Vacation Until July 9th - See Ya Soon!


Doodle by Lee. The code for this doodle and other doodles you can use on your blog can be found at Doodles.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

No Cigar!

One of my faithful blog visitors, lee, said she'd like to see me do more hands...

This holding-a-cigar drawing always looked awkward to me in the Blair book. My trying to draw it was even more awkward! Yeesh!

Well, there you go.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Waving Bye-Bye

Daddy & Daughter "Wacky Walkers!"
My wife gave me a Popeye Wacky-Walker for Christmas in 1999.
Mariel is fascinated by it.

Check out the RAMPWALKERS site!

<------Awww... cute li'l todder!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Trying To Keep My Hand In

It just hit me that I hadn't been working on drawing hands this week. I scribbled out a few at the breakfast table this morning, but I was clearly distracted.

Another "Father-Daughter" weekend is looming, so who knows what I'll have come Monday morning? See you then!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Look, Ma! No Hands!

It was a very "parenting-intensive" weekend. This means while there was little time for actual Preston Blair hand-drawing, there were many opportunities for Father-daughter doodling.

First up, are some pretty cool doodles from Mariel. Going left-to-right, we have a stream of bubbles, a cartoon character wearing a hat and a balloon! Awesome; my daughter, the cartoonist!
We also worked in a watercolor session. I tried to make a Winnie The Pooh, but it turned out kinda mutant. Inset are a couple of doodles I colored in with texthighlighters.

No big whoop. With any luck, I can get back to trying my hand at some more hands. Maybe they'll turn out handsome? Well, you gotta hand it to me for trying...

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Yet 'Nother Hand

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

'Nother Hand

Another quickie. Looks like our pal, the non-entity, didn't show up for work today...
More to come...

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Mo' Mutant Mitts

Still struggling. Maybe I should give up and just draw "Bart Simpson" hands?


Monday, June 11, 2007

Hands, Mutant, #4

Drawing time was at a premium this weekend. I took a stab at some more hands, but, oh my!

I'm really outside of my "comfort zone" here! I feel that I have made some progress, but, wow, there's quite a ways to go!

Here's a page (and some) of father-daughter doodles:

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Hands #3

More sketches from the breakfast table. No big whoop.
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Hand Lesson #2

I did some more work on that hand during breakfast this morning. Since I was having trouble positioning the thumb, I paid special attention to the outline and negative space of the Blair example.

It seemed to help, as far as positioning went. I'll keep working on getting a better feel for the overall construction and proportions.

The "Li'l Non-Entity" is clearly not convinced!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Hand Lesson #1

Well, here is my first "official" attempt to "draw hands the Preston Blair way!"

The thumb is giving me particular fits, but the whole thing is difficult.


Sunday, June 03, 2007

That's IT!?!?!?

Two weeks between posts and all I have to show for it are some more of those "Li'l Non-Entity" sketches?

Um... yeah.

I just try to hack out a different expression whenever I can. I keep a couple sheets of paper handy near the kitchen table and the computer. This is all I can do right now...
I'm making an effort to work on the PRESTON BLAIR lesson that covers the subject of cartoon hands. The early results aren't promising, but I'll keep at it and let you see how I'm doing. Maybe later this week..?