Friday, May 18, 2012

A Frog and his Banjo

Kermit the Frog is incredibly difficult to draw. At least for me, that is. Like most of the Muppets, most of their emotion comes from the performance of the puppeteers. When drawing a still form of the characters, I find you have to figure out what features of theirs you can change and exaggerate without taking away what makes them... THEM. I guess the same goes for drawing caricatures of real people as well.

With Kermit, it's his eyes. They give me the hardest time. You can't really change them in any way, or he ceases to look like Kermit. But when I draw them, he always comes across so stiff and lifeless. So I try to exaggerate the rest of him as much as I can.

I scribbled through several attempts until I made this one. It's not perfect, but I'm pretty pleased with it overall. And after the frustration of drawing him, it was a lot of fun to color.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Love Birds

Here is an exact depiction of my wife and I first meeting. This is precisely how it went down. No exaggerations... well, apart from the fact that we're not actually birds. We're humans. Also, we didn't so much meet on a small tree branch as we did... at our workplace.

On second thought... this is just a drawing of two birds. Nothing more.

So yeah. Enjoy the birds. I love my wife. Have a nice day.

And on a side note, thanks to everyone for all the awesome extra comments, likes, and watch-notificationings as of lately. I'm glad so many of you enjoy what you see. I'll be doing my best to keep your interest.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Happy Star Wars Day!

It's May the Fourth! The day we celebrate Jedi with speech impediments!

Here's a little quickie with one of the true masters of speech impediments, Sylvester, showing his support for that galaxy far, far away.

"Live long and proTHper, kidTH!" ...Yeah. Sylvester never was really up on his sci-fi jargon.