Wednesday, November 29, 2006

More Screwy and Meathead

Here's some more Screwy's and another Meathead drawing. I'm trying to get more comfortable drawing them before attempted my own poses.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Screwy and Meathead

Unfortunately, I didn't have much time to practice today but I managed to squeeze this drawing in from the Screwy model sheets I've been practicing. Meathead's head looks a little off to me. Hopefully I can get some more done tomorrow. I posted the model sheets I've been working from some time ago on my other blog, right here.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Screwy Squirrel

I've been putting some time drawing my favorite character, Screwy Squirrel from a couple of model sheets. Next up will be his old pal Meathead.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Tex Avery Characters... And Donald Too.

I haven't had much time to draw in awhile but I finally got around to practicing from some model sheets. I think I'll hit the Warner Bros. characters next.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

A Bear

A little too reminiscent of Barney Bear though.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Dog Walk Cycle

Here's a walk cycle I roughed out today. I've never really drawn a four-legged animal walking before so I'm kind of happy with the results. I drew these really fast and then when back and cleaned them up a little bit because they were hard to read when I scanned them. I timed it to the beginning of "Pretty Petticoat" by Raymond Scott. I was able to maintain the dog's proportions, which at times has been hard for me to do. Critiques would be much appreciated.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Some 60 Second Sketches

Here's some sketches that were all done in around a minute. I've been trying to practice Shamus Culhane's technique of not thinking about the drawing and just draw as fast as possible. Some of these are better than drawings I labor over but they're not really finished drawings. I'd like to get good at this so that I can rough out animation quicker and then go back and clean it up later.

Goober Sketch

This is a sketch that I'm going to paint for the opening titles of a short I'm working on. I'm no painter so it'll probably come out crappy. The kid's name is Goober Sleave and my other blog follows the production or as it is now lack of production of the short. He has no developed personality so I don't think I'll be trying anymore stories with him, I prefer to try and come up with a funny animal instead, like the dog under Goober. If you look here you'll see how the design has changed since I started working on the cartoon. He's become much more solid and rounder over time. One thing I'm looking forward to about actually completing the cartoon someday is to look at scenes that were animated first to the ones done last. Hopefully there will be some improvement.

Random Dog

Thursday, September 07, 2006


Here's a couple of sketches of Meathead from Preston Blair's animation.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006


I'm going to change this blog from my John K. animation drawing course blog to my skecthblog as this will be where I post all my own garbage. I'll keep my junk off my other blog so that it won't get in the way of the real cartoonists featured over there :)

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

More Lesson 8-Playing With Proportions

Here's some more drawings from lesson 8. This time I tried changing the proportions of different body parts. I found changing the proportions to be a lot of fun. I was surprised by the results. A couple came out better than I thought they would.

I won't even compare this one to Preston Blair's, it's totally off. I'll draw it again.

I'm not particularlly happy with this one. The body looks stupid.
This one is way off too. The head is way too big and that really threw off the rest of the drawing.

I like the way this one turned out.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Lesson 8

Here's some drawings from lesson 8. I drew some stuff off a model sheet from King Sized Canary and an animation drawing from Slap Happy Lion along with stuff from the lesson. Both of those shorts are excellent examples of contrasting proportions. I'm going to keep drawing this lesson some more and I'll post those too.

Another Try At Lesson 6

Here's my second attempt at lesson 6. The lines on the comparison pics are hard to see. They didn't show up well when I scanned them. I'm going to keep working at this one, I found it to be quite difficult.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Lesson 7

This lesson was a lot of fun. I freeze framed some different shorts of Tom and Jerry, Porky, Elmer and for kicks good 'ol Private SNAFU. I'm not sure if it show but I feel that I'm getting better a keep the proportions right, the bodies aren't ending up too long or wide. I think once I get more comfortable drawing Jerry I'm going to try and animate a walk cycle with him.