But mostly, I lost my direction and I'm only now picking back up the thread.
Something I notice about most the great cartoonists' blogs... none of them are afraid of simplicity. Quite the reverse, they thrive on it. So I thought: here's a good way to back into learning. Learn to simplify.
Now, this is the type of "squiggle" I used to do back in high school (many, many, many years ago). I never thought too much of them because they were "easy" and "quick." Quite the opposite - or so I thought - of what "real" cartooning ought to be.
|I used to do thousands of these "squiggles" when I was a kid.|
|OK, maybe I overdid it on the shading...|
This whole exercise took maybe half an hour... and that was mostly fiddling around with the colors.
Any bean or kidney shape can be a swell cartoon character. Although it feels like a return to bad habits... well, what can I say. Maybe somewhere it says cartooning should be quick and fun.
I am inexperienced enough to admit: I have absolutely no clue. Just draw. Don't fixate. Draw!
Well, I guess it's back to my squiggles. By the tens, the hundreds... the thousands.
Moral of story, don't be afraid to simplify.