Saturday, November 13, 2010

I Yam What I Yam, And That's Hard To Draw

Popeye has been one of the hardest toys for me to draw, and I found out that I drew him way too fat whenever I looked at him from the front or the back. At first glance he seems pretty wide, but apparently he's not that wide. But here are my studies.

Here is one page of the loose popeyes I drew after all of this meticulous studying.

As always, here is the work that went into finishing this little bugger, all of the tries, retries, blood, sweat and tears.

John K Stuff: Toy Drawing 5: Popeye Toy Turnaround

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Jinks Knickerbocker Toy Construction

Here's my Jinks toy construction lesson. For some reason, I seemed to like this one more than the Top Cat construction lesson, it came to me easier. Must mean that I'm getting better.

Also, after drawing all of the photos, I did some pretty quick drawings from my head, so that I was applying what I had learned from doing all those drawings. It was fun to do some loose drawing after all that slow, detail-tight drawing. I might do some more later on.

Here are the quick, loose drawings to see if I learned anything from this lesson. Obviously some look better than others, and all of them have errors, but they don't look half bad.

Here are all of the tries and retries that I did to get to the final drawing.

John K Stuff: Toy Drawing 3 - Advanced -Knickerbocker toys - Jinks