Thursday, August 03, 2006
Pretty Girls Are Hard To Draw, Pose and Animate
Boy, is it hard to draw girls. But girls are so cool in cartoons that I just have to do it.
Not only is it hard to draw them in a still pose, it's even harder to draw "functional" drawings of them - that is, consecutive drawings that move from pose to pose and have to do a continous action within a set story. Whattaya think, Chad??I always loved the few classic cartoons that animated pretty girls. My 2 favorites are Red Hot Riding Hood and Coal Black.
I love the design and animation of Coal Black, particularly the Scribner scenes. Preston Blair's animation of Red Hot is not only, pretty, functional and smoothly animated-it's also animation of dancing! Holy crap. Talk about a pile of nuts to crack all at the same time!
This is an area of animated cartooning that is not explored enough. Maybe because it's so hard to do (David Germain excepted!)
If I had my way, I'd make lots of cartoons with pretty girls in them.
A funny thing, the best pretty girl artists these days seem to be girls! Katie, Lynne, Brianne and others all leave me in the dust.
But I'll keep trying whenever I get the chance.
Here's another virile guy who's helping me try to preserve our manly abilities to draw cheesecake.
Thanks to Weird Al for letting me and Katie do some! The world owes you!