Cartoon Twenty One Pilots! I’ve wanted to make Tyler and Josh into cartoon characters for a while now, but every time I attempted it, I wasn’t happy with how it was turning out. I think part of the reason I was having so much trouble was that I couldn’t capture their likeness. But then I decided to draw them from the music video Chlorine and putting them into a scene with context helped a lot. I still want to explore different cartoon styles for them, so they might show up again. Ok, who am I kidding? They’ll definitely show up again.
I really struggled with this one. I need to keep up with my figure drawing practice or it falls away quickly. I am really happy with how it turned out though.
Here is the second in my Emotional Animal series: Surprised Dugong. I had never heard of a dugong before, but they are super cute. I mean just look at that smile!
I might turn this into a series – cartoons of animals portraying some kind of emotion. I think it’ll be a good skill builder. I included a time elapsed process vid too.
My pet rock tower enjoying a laugh with his friend, Daisy.
I wish I could say that Rich is an original character of mine, but he is an adaption of a drawing from my new Christopher Hart Cartooning book. I love Christopher Hart’s illustration style so I like to re-draw his characters to get used to the lines and shapes he uses. The original drawing didn’t include the hat but Rich doesn’t go anywhere without his baseball cap. Wouldn’t he make a fun kid’s book character?
I got a new Christopher Hart book. Yes, this is my 6th one (I think I have an art book addiction, send help). This one is all about cartooning and even includes a section about animals. I really like it because I’m trying to learn how to simplify shapes and details and it gives tons of examples and things to practice. Today I decided to draw a teen boy because I very rarely draw boys and I definitely need the practice. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out, but it took me quite a while to get it right. I kept wanting to add too many details and I had to force myself to simplify. I know I’ll get the hang of it eventually, but for now it’s a struggle.
Happily waving goodbye to 2020. It wasn’t all bad for me personally, but it definitely could’ve been better for everyone as a whole. Let’s hope that 2021 brings us back to our socially active normal.
When you force your kid to be in the Christmas play, you get a Not-So-Merry Christmas Tree.
Today’s portrait was fun!