Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Popeye Turnaround Studies #1

Over at John K.'s blog, there are some new photos of an old Popeye toy. John suggests drawing these from different angles to learn construction and solid drawing techniques for your cartoons.

Below are the two pics I copied, and further down are my first two attempts complete with my notes.

Please leave critiques in the comments. Any criticism, good or bad, is welcome and encouraged. Thanks for looking in!


JohnK said...

Not bad first shot.

Check your perspective and proportions.

Your best friend


Severin said...

Give it another try! You made the 3/4 shot a little fat, and the side view is leaning forward a little (though I wouldn't site that as a big problem). Popeye's pretty much stand straight up. On both of the drawings you drew the face too high on the skull, leaving not enough room from the top of the eyes to the top of the head.

Other than that, good job!

Anonymous said...

Fuck, you Trevour! I'm no emo kid, I just like the music! Emo has more in common with retro style than goth does!

Trevor Thompson said...

First of all, I'm Trevor... not Trevour. You're confusing me with Trevour.

Second, fuck you too.

Third, I hate goths. That's why I stopped being one. Hell, I hated them in high school.

Fourth, how's everything going? We never talk any more and you don't show as much tenderness as you used to. Sometimes a guy just wants to be held, JG.

This is for you, Jorge.

- trevor.

Anonymous said...

That's why you're my best friend, Trevo(u)r.