Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Cartoon Life Drawing Pt 2

Over the weekend I popped in some Looney Toons DVDs, paused on some poses that caught my interest and tried to sketch 'em out as quickly as possible. At first I was going for simple shapes, trying to get a feel for the construction on the characters. Then I moved on to try and capture some of the expressions. At the bottom there are a few drawings of my characters, trying to apply what I'm hopefully learning.





10 comments:

Aimee's Sketch Blog said...

I just got the preston blair animation book and I'm trying to get that great movement you always have in you're drawings! Love it!!

Tony said...

woaaaaa, they look great! Very nice construction and line of action. The adoption of your personal characters are hilarious. So much life, I'll do the same exercise. Brian, thank you so much for your help yesterday, it was great receiving help by a person like you.
Take care!

Brian Romero said...

Aimee, the Preston Blair book is has been a very useful tool for me as well. All his characters in that book have that solid yet fluid look.

Tony, no problem! I'm glad I could help you out.

z0mbi said...

Good stuff. I too, recommend Preston Blair's bible.

spacesick said...

Killer work man! I need to get some of those DVDs for myself. I haven't seen a Chuck Jones cartoon in ages.

heri said...

some good stuff here Brian... i like the action in the poses.

very loose sketches!

-heri

Wicks for Candlesticks said...

Effin great, these are!

-David O.

Clarke (Csnyde) said...

These look great Brian. I think you're really improving on your construction with each new post (from what little I know.)

Looking at your stuff reminds me that I need to go back to the basics and just concetrate more on the basic shapes and how they connect as you have done in that first image. I think I'm getting too bogged down in the details at the moment.

Brian Romero said...

Clarke, I felt I was geting hung up on details too. That's why the first page is more shape oriented and less about facial expression. It's hard to NOT want to draw all the great details from these cartoons. They're so amazing! I'm trying to do drawings like the first page a couple times a week from the DVDs I have. I'm also hitting the Preston Blair book like you are. I think it's slowly sinking in!

Zayari said...

woooao..i like it :) nice work