Saturday, May 06, 2006

Rabbit Construction! + More!

Here's some more construction studies!





Oh, man there's way too many cartoon rabbits out there. I guess they're the easiest to draw? I dunno. Anyways, here's a construction study of one of my characters. I was looking at John K.'s blog about the Preston Blair Animation book with construction and started wondering if I did or didn't do too much character construction on my characters. Usually what I do is I make a circle/cranium or an oval or whatever for a head and then make the line of action. Then I add different shapes for the body, arms, hands, etc. And then I'll add the details. I love to start this way because it gives me a sense of balance instead of just starting with the line of action first like in the Preston Blair book. Normally I don't go all too in depth with construction and I just fast-pace it with the construction, but I started looking at the Preston Blair book more and started adding more into this character by creating nice and clean shapes and adding the skeletal structure and making the pose a bit more interesting and believable. I also made sure the face expression and everything else fits all perfectly into this one character. So here ya go! This is what came out of it. It came out pretty neat and I do like how the pose came out and I sorta do feel what the character is expressing. I hope some of you out there know what I'm talking about hehe.

*One more thing I HAVE to mention here!! I completely folowed the step-by-step process in the original PB book. Which means I did not start with the head and then the line of action. I first went with the book and did the line of action first and then all the other important stuff afterwards. I want you guys to compare this drawing with other drawings here in this blog. I look up to this book too much not to follow its instructions. I'm still learning and am experimenting different techniques. Please tell me what you think!

13 comments:

Arschblog said...

You know my opinion, I love all your drawings!:D
I try out the PB-book too, you can see some of these drawings on my second blog (Grillhouse).

MikeMatei said...

its funny I actually do see an improvement between this drawing and the others. good work

Pedro Vargas said...

Stefanie--Thanks! You never let me down!:) I looked at your construction studies and they're marvelous!

mike matei--Thanks for seeing some difference between the different drawings. I was hoping people would notice an improvement.

kp said...

These just get better all the time =)

Sam said...

WOOT!!

Josh "Just What the Doctor Ordered" Heisie said...

I looked at some of the other drawings on your blog, and I would say you WERE already constructing these characters. But anyway, they're looking really good...

I have the Preston Blair book now and hopefully soon I shant suck as well. All I can really draw is hairy fat people...

Pedro Vargas said...

kp--thank ye! youse is too nice!

sam--WOOT to you to my friend!

josh--you draw hairy fat peole well! hehe. Yeah I've always done a basic character construction before the final drawing. I still do. But they don't come out as solid like how the characters in the PB book are shown to be. I was just testing out to see if I worked the construction a little more better, then I might see some difference from how I normally do it.

Kevin Langley said...

All your drawings look really well constructed to me. They all have weight and volume to them. I love that lion and that rabbit's teeth.

Pedro Vargas said...

Thanks for the input, klangley. Yeah I guess I don't see much of a difference either, but it's good to test some stuff out and see if anything good or bad'll come out of it.

To everyone! thanks for giving your thoughts on how you see my drawings. It helps me out alot!

Anonymous said...

you could argue that the lion's mane would make a better silo if the bottom of it didn't come so close to the shoulders. Maybe the farther leg could be a bit smaller and the feet a little less symetrical. Sorry to be nitpicky. I really do like that drawing!

-Eddie Fitzgerald

Pedro Vargas said...

Hey thanks, Eddie! Wow, that really does help out the drawing more. I can see what you mean about the mane and his feet are pretty symmetrical. It makes it more cartoony that way. Thanks again for the advice!

Brian Romero said...

Love it!

Anonymous said...

Looks nice! Awesome content. Good job guys.
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