Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Some Results From Cartoon College


Everyone is improving fast


Doing practical, logical exercises is the fastest way to get good at cartooning and I am proud to show these off after less than 2 weeks of the blog.

33 comments:

ArtF said...

wow! nice stuff going on!

carlo guillot said...

Hey John.
Are you still receiving candidates?

Joey Lee said...

I have a question. I noticed on some of these drawings, the construction is very literal(very defined spheres, cylinders, cones, etc.) while with others, it's more roughed in with a lot of searching lines. I tend to "feel" out the shapes of a drawing with a lot of searching lines, but in the end it looks a bit rough. Is this the wrong way to go about it?

John said...

Well done guys, keep up the good work! Do you think I could get in on this John?

Max Ward said...

Are we still able to enroll?

J C Roberts said...

Nice work, everyone. I hope the end result is a new wave of quality in animation, Cartoon Network is in certainly need.

I'll be here, I guess. Someone's still got to sort mail and flip burgers.

JohnK said...

Absolutely Max

if you do the exercises, learn construction etc. and impress me


post some links for me in the comments and I'll check out your progress

Nat said...

Hi John,

Keep up the good work with the college, it's great to see this progress.

Here are a few of my studies if you don't mind having a quick look. Many more to come soon and constructive criticism is very welcome!

Thank you.

drawingtherightway said...

The people who drew these sure are talented! Hey John do you want a couple images of the different stages of a drawing posted or just one finished cleaned up drawing?

Brett W. Thompson said...

Nice drawings!!

Rita said...

Hi John!
I'm drawing every day now, still following PB examples but will soon get to other stuff.
Here's the link.
Cheers,
Rita

J C Roberts said...

Never mind the sour grape that slipped out before. I shouldn't post from the workplace, it gives me a dour edge.

After my finger heals more I'll try some real exercises instead of the knee-jerk rush jobs I posted. Although there's no tag category for "lessons", or "exercises" to find them all easily. Was there ever a set number of them that need to be done?

Benjamin Anders said...

Wow, those are some nice studies! All of them are well done!

I posted some more stuff one of my blogs. Better scans of stuff and took a try at the backwards perspective.

Click here to check them out

I'm going to work on some other stuff and post them shortly!

-Ben

patrick said...

Hi John. I'd love to hone my cartooning skills. I've been doing construction lessons for 2 years now, but I didn't scan the first steps on any of them. I'll do that from now on.

I've been studying your BG and animation posts too.
BG studies Here

animation lessons Here (scroll down) Thanks!

Khaki Hat said...

How advanced would you say these studies are?

I'm still working on the first two pages of the Preston Blair book (all sequestered in a sketch book) and would like to know how fast one should advance towards studying work like this.

ThomasHjorthaab said...

Hey John!

Me, Thomas, again!
I just posted some constructions I sweat out today!
Please tjeck'em out

Cheers
- Thomas

ArtF said...

Hiya John.

i took a stab at cleaning up your wrinkly rooster from a few post ago, take a look.

Mitch L said...

Really great studies! Gonna start in the weekend.

John, all the Heartaches inks are done. If you like them I can send them to you in bigger resolutions.

You can see them on my blog:

mitchoo.blogspot.com

David Gale said...

Hi John,

Here's a link to some of my studies.

HemlockMan said...

That's all amazing stuff.

thomas said...

Each drawing has a lot of expression, as well being an exercise. I guess, even though they're exercises, you have to do them with feeling.

Just subjectively, the one that appeals to me the most, is the one with the mice on the windowsill, because of how simply its executed, and how it puts the figures into the space. You sense, very clearly, the space around the mice.

Max Ward said...

Hey John, here is a Study

I have more, but they won't scan properly, I'll upload them later and link em to you. Thanks!

Joey Lee said...

Hi John, these drawings are very inspiring. HOpefully i can reach this level one day....

I've been plugging away with the drawing exercises, and hopefully i'm progressing. Would love for you to check it out. Thanks again.

HERE

Taber said...

Those are some pretty great results! I'd love to see a before/after comparison after a month or two.

Dragline said...

Hey John. I don't draw very often, but when I do I've tried to at least achieve a solid drawing with good form, things I never paid much mind to before reading your site. I posted some drawings and would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks
http://wighats.blogspot.com/

PQ! said...

hey Jonh how can I join the group??
These are very cool drawings, congrats to everyone!

Forbidden Hippo said...

What do the little red arrows on the first picture of the rabbit represent?

JoJo said...

Here's another one.

Kelly Toon said...

forbidden hippo,

the little red arrows are to show me where my drawing differs from the original. They indicate where the limbs should be moved to be more accurate.

Nick Barber said...

Hi John, I'm finding your lessons incredibly useful - I've posted a link to some of my recent studies http://cartoonquarry.blogspot.com. I would love to be invited to the Cartoon College site and improve my studying further.

Forbidden Hippo said...

Aaahh. Thanks Kelly Toon.

Christine Gerardi said...

Whoooaah. How good do we need to be to get into the Cartoon College?

flashcartoons said...

I am going to start doing more and more of your lessons, any chance of having more openings at your Cartoon College?

My blog;

http://learninganimation.blogspot.com