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!