Wednesday, November 9, 2011

design, posing, and body language

these are some notes i drew up for my current cartooning class.

i used DD's arch-foe red dingo, who i have only recently figured out how to draw.
he is a manic and grandiose character, so he was a perfect example for showing changes in body language for depression, elation etc that need to look exciting, while essentially being static poses.
the stages go from right to left, because i am left-handed and everything i do is backwards

if you have my earlier sketchbooks, or the uberfolio, you can see plenty of examples of the attempts i've made at red dingo over the years.
i actually have dozens of pages of these expressions/poses, it seems i went from total block to artistic diarrhea. enjoy the mental image!

red dingo is enjoying it
the bar poses are from a scene in "the kula kola caper". don't worry, kids, it's just ginger ale!

and vodka.

6 comments:

joão m. p. lemos said...

damn you

Greg said...

Wow, this is great stuff! Love seeing your thought process along with the amazing sketches.

Gillibean said...

I love your tutorials! So clear and dynamic. A lot better than the how to bokos i grew up on.

Draw 2 circles for the head and body...then add everything else.....

Larry MacDougall said...

Love these !

RazorFire said...

Pretty cool! I didn't know you were giving a drawing class.

By the way, did you get my e-mail yet?

ben c said...

joao - too late.

greg - "thought process" is a stretch.

gillibean - hey, i wrote those books!

larry - thanks!

RF - yes. sorry, just no time to answer. a quick answer would be to start with simple, radically different scales and simple shapes. i'll have to look at your stuff, though.



ps - the classes are in reading, pa. so anyone who wants to master cartooning and lives in the berks county area, sign up at the yocum art institute, baby!