Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Start Your Characters!

Start Your Characters! 
Pages 8-9

Now we get into the real meat and potatoes of drawing. I forgot to grab my booklet when I went to do some sketching so now I have a reason to do extra work!

Try to keep your character drawings as simple as possible. You are going to be drawing these over and over and over again, so you need something that's easy to draw. Start with some simple shapes if you like and draw on them. Some great books have extremely simple drawings. "The Missing Piece" by Shel Silverstein has a pac-man type character. "Mixed: A Colorful Story" by Aree Chung is filled with different colored circles and ovals with faces.

When you are drawing on these pages fill them up as much as possible. Draw faces between the characters. You'll probably need more room than is in the workbook and that's okay! Try drawing as many characters as possible before you decide. Need a number? At least 100. I have about 25 here so I need to fill 3 more sheets this week. This took me maybe 20 minutes to fill and part of that time was with a toddler in my lap. 😂

If you find characters you like then draw them several times to make sure it's reasonable to draw them more than once! August 12th we are moving on to Full Character Designs, but if you have some solid characters then feel free to work ahead. Pre-Smart Dummies is to help you move forward, not hold you back when you are on a role!