Lesson 9: Model sheets * Fluid Poses

Here are another set from lesson 9.  This time the focus is on fluid poses.

Towards the end I was experimenting by holding the pencil in a different way to not go into pressing down so hard at first.  It was working for me, things felt more fluid that way.

I also got a kneaded eraser.  I never really liked kneaded erasers but at least there are no crumbs to clean up.   Also with it I can wipe the whole drawing and retain some faint lines to build back up on after.  Preston Blair mentions doing that it in his book.

Also, I was looking at some other people’s blogs who John has referenced on his site.  They are great:

Geneva : http://unlearningartschool.blogspot.ca/

Rex: http://www.rex-h.blogspot.ca/

Mitch: http://mitchoo.blogspot.ca/

Here is John’s lesson link:


Here are my drawings for this lesson:


Lesson 6 – When Generic is a Good Thing

John K recommends learning how to draw cartoons that are generic rather than those with a particular style.

In this lesson the emphasis was on studying generic characters so we can key principles we have been learning without the distraction of style.

You can go to the lesson here: http://johnkstuff.blogspot.ca/2006/06/animation-school-7-when-generic-is.html

Here are the drawings I did for this lesson: