Here you’ll find an exploration on how to make a living, by being creative. This blog gives you a little bit of a window into the day in the life of a Simpsons artist, who’s doing his own art on the side. You’ll also get an insight into what goes on in an artist’s brain. As well, as how he tries to improve his skills and his way of life with his creativity.
He also draws things that will hopefully make you laugh, or at the very least, crack a smile.
I’m a Storyboard artist on The Simpsons TV show and The Simpsons Movie. I drew Simpsons comics, on the side, for Bongo Comics for 12 years as well. Author of The Art of Draw Fu: Beginners Level. I live in California with my wife, daughter and four sons who I love very much. I’m Roman Catholic and I was born in El Salvador.
This is the second cartoon drawing tips. In this video I go over a slightly more complicated cartoon character, namely Shaggy from Scooby Doo.
I go over forms and solidity, as well as check the perspective of the character and the positioning of body parts in space. I try to clarify how forms turn in space and how you can work that out as you break down the characters.
And of course, I mention how mastering the fundamentals are key to getting everything to work well. I hope you get a lot out of it these tips:
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I had the book on hand by my drawing desk at all times. It was such a handy resources for drawing cartoons I had. I learned tons and even, to this day when I look at it, there’s still so many things the book shows that I haven’t even tried yet.
Find out more about what makes this book great in my book review below:
ART/VIDEO – Best How To Draw Animal Books Part 2: The Art of Animal Drawing by Ken Hultgren
Part 2 of my exploration of animal drawing books.
Not all animal drawing books are great. Some are better than others, and even the good ones don’t cover everything.
This is why it’s good to have more than one drawing book. If one book doesn’t answer your question, maybe another will. Or maybe one answers your question but it does it in a way that doesn’t resonate with you.
It’s always good to have other approaches on hand.
In this video I cover my other “go to” animal drawing book. Watch the video to see what’s so great about this one:
“You should practice the fundamentals in order to get better,” is common advice given to people who want to improve their drawings. It’s great advice. It’s something everyone should do.
The problem isn’t practicing the fundamentals, the problem is, not knowing what the fundamentals are. After being given the advice, you sit there wondering, “what are the drawing fundamentals?” You can’t study them if you don’t know what they are.
I decided to remedy this problem by making this video. It should not only answer what the fundamentals are, but also what each fundamental is and why it’s important to learn.