Monday, 31 January 2011

Tom Construction

I dont why it is when ever i try to draw Tom i always get the head the wrong shape or draw it either to tall or to wide. The one below seems to be the correct shape but isnt big enough to fit the expression

The head below is far to eggy and again not wide enough which offsets the entire expression. I'm going to practice this further.

Sunday, 30 January 2011


Right now i'm sitting at my desk to scared to play Dead Space 2. So since i have some new pencils i thought it would be a good time to crack on with some drawing. I always worry that i get into a comfort zone with my drawings and end up drawing characters that all look the same. So here i have tried to break away from that by using different shapes for the construction and having them vary in size. Below are my results. What do you guys and gals thing?

This mouse in the main frame looks a bit dull. I dont mind the one in the corner as much.
All my drawings are usually characters with fat bellies and skinny legs and arms. Below are some little critters where i tried to aim the style for kiddies. I'm not the best at trying to make things look cute and friendly. So this particualr sheet of drawings is probably one of my first ever attempts at it.

He is an idiot. He likes living for the weekend and the dole.
Angry characters are fun.

A cat playing basketball? I'm sure some do it.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Tom Fail

Learning full body cartoon structure isnt easy. I havent done something like this in a long time and it shows in the following drawing. Although while i was drawing i started to realise many of the things that have been missing from my drawings in the past couple of years. Since i hadn't included certain elements it has made my drawings look wrong. And now i'm starting to see all these silly little mistakes. As i look back at some of my previous work wether it be an animation or a drawing i realise they are missing these main elements:


I tried to study this picture of tom from Tom and Jerry. Tom and Jerry were built with pretty generic structures but they're great to study since they were done so well. They include include all the elements listed above amongst many others.
Below is my study

The shape of the face is wrong and is missing a forhead. This then made the direction of the face incorrect. The body is to small and the legs are to long therefore the character doesnt have as much weight as he should. The tail is to long and thin when it should be shorter and fatter. The direction of the shoulder on the left arm is to high as well as being to rounded while the one and the right appear to has the right flow but infrotunatly that doenst follow through into the hand correctly. So when all of this is added together the flow of the movement is pretty much lost.

Regardless this is actually great fun and previous studies i have done with heads and faces have shown great improvement. So i'm going to stay positive.

Staying Positive

If anyone has any constructive criticism its more then welcome.

If anyone has any advice on life drawing, a good site, a good place to go. Please tell.


Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Bored at Work

Well work after christmas doesn't get many customers. So i thought i'd spend a small portion of the day designing a company mascot.


After spending the last couple weeks studying dimensional drawing for cartoon characters, I tried implementing some of the ideas into my own characters. Faces actually seem to have some sort of direction and dimension to them. I still have problems with the shape of the eyes and I messed up with my lines on the back of the head. But its getting there.

Friday, 14 January 2011

After work doodle

I quickly threw this together after work. I'm thinking about ditching my mechanical pencils for a bit and go back to using soft coloured pencils. See if it improves my line work or not. I might colour this beast in.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011


I'm trying to make my drawings more fun and appealing by studying classic 40's cartoon fundamentals. Here is what I came out with.

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Bored and Stuff

I'm going to post up any doodles i may have lying around my house. Just to keep me active and what not.