Weekend Preston Blair and Construction Drawings

Preston Blair Drawings, 8.2.15

Preston Blair Drawings, 8.2.15

So!  I’ve actually been doing some drawing since my last post.  What I’ve been working at lately is just simple construction drawing (simplifying characters into shapes), which is why I’ve been working from the Preston Blair book.  The page above is from yesterday, and although there are still some crummy drawings in there, I feel like I’m starting to get back into the swing of things.

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More Preston Blair skeleton foundations & a bunch more gestures

Preston Blair Skeleton Foundations, 3.31.15

Preston Blair Skeleton Foundations, 3.31.15

Last night was one of my late nights at work, so it’s generally a night when I don’t have as much time for drawing.  For that reason, I decided to go with a few more Preston Blair cartoon animals so it wasn’t too time consuming.  But I’m really feeling conscious of the fact that I haven’t done any life drawing in quite some time.

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Quick Preston Blair cartoons

Preston Blair Skeleton Foundations, 3.31.15

Preston Blair Skeleton Foundations, 3.31.15

I was lazy, lazy, lazy last night – just getting in at least one day of procrastination before daily drawing & song writing begins tomorrow, right?  Anyway, I felt guilty this morning & did a few really quick Preston Blair drawings – these are more of the skeleton foundations I did back in January (!) – I can’t believe it’s been that long.

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Preston Blair Facial Expressions

Cartoon Facial Expressions, 12.31.14

Cartoon Facial Expressions, 12.31.14

More from Preston Blair – still on facial expressions.  Actually, my last post was from a section on “stretch and squash on heads”.  I really like cartoons, animation, comics, etc.  So while I’m trying to get better with anatomy and drawing from life, I’m hoping these kinds of exercises will help me with construction because I’d like to create my own characters at some point – although I’m not sure I’d follow this exact style.

This is likely my last post of 2014, so, happy new year!

EDIT: Updated with scanned image!