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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Three Preston Blair Drawings

Preston Blair Drawings, 7.29.15

Preston Blair Drawings, 7.29.15

I’m back from vacation, and for a bunch of reasons I’m having a hard time getting back into the routine.  So, baby steps.  Here are 3 Preston Blair drawings (drawn from shapes & simple skeleton foundations) that are probably some of my worst that I’ve done from that book.  But hey, I did it, and that’s what matters at this point!

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!

A stereo remote control & some Preston Blair heads

I did draw yesterday!  I went into work late but woke up at the same time as usual, so I spent some of that time drawing.

I’m trying to spend some time doing some warm up exercises: practicing basic lines & shapes, for instance.  But I’m also looking at some books that I have, including the ever popular Preston Blair. I’d like to get better at just basic construction and drawing cartoon characters, so I spent a very brief period of time working from that book, as you can see from these ugly cartoon heads:

Preston Blair Heads

Some Preston Blair heads, 10.29.14

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