Sunday, August 7, 2011

Chicken Man!

Because his head shape reminds me of a chicken haha!  I struggled with this one for some reason, I had to start over four times until I achieved what I wanted. 

Try not to settle for less, if you feel that the drawing is lacking something or it can be pushed a little more then I suggest to start on a brand new sheet of paper.  Thats why its important to create thumbnails before you start. Your able to see the big picture before you run into any problems and it's also a tool for exploration.  Milt Kahl, one of my favorite animators used plenty of thumbnails before he acheived what he was after.  He wouldn't just change the placement of a specific body part, but rather he would change the pose entirely in order to find the pose that read  clearly enough.  Which meant that the pose's silhouette would have to be just as recognizable as the emotion that is trying to be portrayed.  You can see Milt's thumbnail's in detail here.

So search, search, search and draw, draw, draw! It gets frustrating at times but you just have to keep pluggin' until you acheive what your initially after. But the process should be fun!

Fun Definition:
  • A source of enjoyment, amusement, or pleasure.
Used in a sentence:
  • "Are you having fun when you draw?" asked Billy


  1. Nice and funny draw.
    Thanx to share Milt's thumbnail's in detail.

  2. Hey. Nice work. Thanks for the link as well.

  3. congratulations! this draw is very cool!