Friday, February 21, 2014

Cartoon Figure Types

I keep starting off these blog posts with “in my next lesson” but I don’t know what else to say!
In my next- dammit- I moved on to learning how to draw the whole body (simple shapes for the most part). I picked up a few good tips learning that the body shape can also help to mold a character’s personality, flaw or strength. In cartooning they are pretty much the same.
I learned how to do a few faces but now I needed a neck down to match. Up first was the “Smart Kid.” A bit of a genius, a bit of a pain in the butt. Yes, yes, Mr Know It All. A great foil that really is harmless in the end. His construction made him look both sophisticated and limited in range all at the same time.
In the images below I put together the different things used to assemble him.
After that was the “Typical Goodie Schoolgirl.” An upbeat personality, bordering on annoying. Not in a bad way, just a little sunny for the even keel type. She could be affable and sweet, but could be a sweet girl with her fingers crossed behind her back. I also put together some of the things I learned to help with her construction.
It’s been fun. Thanks for visiting!

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