Caricatures, part deux

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

So, here are the caricatures I drew for the second half of March.  Some of them aren't too bad, some of them are a little off the mark, and some of them are just... Aughghgh.

I'm better than I was when I started, but I've still got a long way to go.

And, dadgummit, eventually I'm going to find an appealing way to draw eyes.  I couldn't draw eyes with appeal even to save my life. ... Not without copying someone else's style, anyway.

 April's challenge is focused on drawing poses.  Rather than drawing them straight from life, I'm attempting to develop skills in drawing "from the gut" - taking my knowledge of anatomy into account, but drawing how the pose FEELS rather than just slight exaggeration of real life.  I've been studying cartoonists and the old Warner Bros animations, and realized that many of the drawn poses aren't anything like their real life counterparts.  There's... Something more there.  An essence.  Like drawing pure emotion.

I want to be able to do that.

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