Friday, August 30, 2019

Augie's New Pal Outline pt1

When I was a kid I used to write stories and draw comics about HB characters. They are a big influence on me.

Over the long decades I've been summoned many times to develop Hanna Barbera cartoons for a revival but somehow they never go through.

Here's a heart-rending story featuring Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddie.

In the sad tale Augie brings home a new friend - a shrew. I saw a special on TV about shrews and wanted to use real life facts about their habits and metabolism. 

I found a bunch of nice photos of these lovable yet pathetic creatures and began farting around with some design ideas.
...and here's how the story starts. (Richard worked on it too).

to be continued:

Monday, August 26, 2019

Breaking Habits - Girl Head Shape Doodle Studies

The reason I draw a lot of caricatures is to look for new head shapes and features that my hand is not used to drawing.
This reporter below has a really interesting mouth and when she speaks it forms all kinds of unique shapes. I need to study her again but she's not on the news as much as others.
It’s so easy to fall into the habit of drawing generic animation shapes that we are so used to that they've become second nature.
For example Sody Pop is a slight variation on the stock animation pretty girl structure – as is Red Hot Riding Hood, Coal Black, Elmer Fudd, Tinkerbell and a million more.
There are also many animated characters based on the more simplified UPA-ish stock woman head shape - the Betty Rubble template:
When I do caricatures I try to absorb the new shapes I see and hope that on another day, I can take inspiration from them to come up with less realistic, more cartoony designs.

Real people’s heads and features (bodies too) come in an infinite variety of shapes and proportions.

There is a commentator who has a rocket or bullet shaped head.
My first drawing of her is hesitant and conservative as I slowly try to understand her features.
A couple days later I tried some simpler, more cartoony variations.

I go through a lot of paper hoping that eventually I'll end up with a couple of cartoony designs I might be able to use for something.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Doodles News Heads

News Heads


Senators and Julia Ainsley (reporter)
Booker and others
 Fareed and  2 others
On the ground reporter

Sunday Anchor, guests and African leader

Oh and I have been contemplating making some stickers of dogs and pups.