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, October 28, 2007

More Daughter Doodles

Submitted for your aproval: A portrait of the artist as a young doodler.

Yep, pictured at left is the "daughter" part of the "father-daughter doodles."

She's really crankin' on this cartooning stuff. She blew me away with the drawings she did this weekend!

Have a look...

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

My Daughter's FrankenDuck

During a "Father-Daughter" doodle session the other day, my Daughter drew the image shown here.


Acting as "clean-up artist" I decided to name her creation "FrankenDuck!"

(Copyright 2007, Mariel Davison.)

Monday, October 22, 2007

Aesop's Fables Volume Three

Mister Puppy, Mister Other Puppy and The Little Puppet Boy are proud to announce the compilation of Volume Three in the Aesop's Fables Series:

The cartoons shown in menu #2 were pulled from various "withdrawn" and budget bin DVDs. My last bit of business will be to comb through these tapes and assemble some pot pourri collections of non-Van Beuren cartoons. More to come...

Monday, October 15, 2007

What's With Popeye's Head?

I tried copying a drawing of Popeye from a late-era Fleischer model sheet. (Thanks to Kevin Langley for having posted it, BTW!)

This particular sheet came in for a lambasting from Shamus Culhane. His point was that the artist drew everything symmetrical and dead-looking.

Yeah, that's true, but I always figured it was the job of the model sheet to provide a "mechanical drawing" view of the character and it was the animator's job to pose the figure and breathe life into it. Too often, the only poses and expression found in cartoons are those on the model sheets.

All that aside, I made Popeye's cranium too big. Maybe the next one will be better..?

Oh, and here are more Father-Daughter doodles with more Puppet Boy and a cute little cat my daughter dubbed "Spider!"

Monday, October 08, 2007

More Doodles!

At left are a few quick sketches I made of a hunter caveman taken from a 1940 "Stone Age Cartoon." This one was directed by James (Shamus) Culhane.

I thought to triangular head was pretty amusing and I wanted to try drawing this character.

Below, we have the latest Father-Daughter doodles.

Mariel was obsessed with the idea of Mister Puppy Puppet and Mister Other Puppy going to the store with The Little Puppet Boy.

Of course, the puppet boy invariably goes on a rage-fueled rampage and starts throwing things. In the first drawing they are at Toys 'R' Us and he's bouncing a toy sailboat off of Mister Puppy's noggin.
In this sketch, they're at WAL*MART and Puppet Boy is going berserk in the paper towel aisle.
Well, Puppet Boys will be Puppet Boys, I guess.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Aesops' Fables - Sound & Silent!

Golly, here it is Monday morning and I have no drawings to post. The weekend was chock-a-block full of all sorts of chores, errands and activities - I guess blog-drawing wasn't on the list.

So, what did I do?

I transferred 14 Aesop's Fables cartoons to DVD-R! See the menus, below:

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That should count for something...