Tuesday, December 18, 2007


John K had another toy construction lesson on his blog:

Hmm the lines are a bit sloppy...

And some other thing.
I want to be able to draw decent poses (for animation). So I thought it would help to study some acting and posing from the flinstones. The originals are from Carlo Vince, I got them from John K's blog.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


And then I found this course from Preston Blair! (all kids on skools should get this book)
And now again I copy allot of old drawings to learn the basics and principles, at least that is what I am trying to do.

Inking is really a good way to learn it.
When I ink a drawing I really need to think about the drawing. You need to understand it to do a good job, just like copying a modelsheet.

A ink I did of a sketch of John K's George.

The original drawing of John K:

I really had to analyze the drawing and think about it. Now I see my ink again I see things that I can do better the next time, especialy some of the forms and corners.

I'm thinking what the next step is, drawing a character like bugs bunny in you're own poses? Or should I just keep inking and copying. I still can learn allot from that.

Thursday, November 29, 2007


Hola, I didn't post for a while...

But from now on I am going to post some more again!

I did this study (I used a daffy duck sheet). It is not much, but I wanted to post something again.


The second one I did with a softer pencil and I tried to be more free/sketchy, I think it's because of that it turned out better than the first one. But I could have done this one better, there are allot of subtle things that are wrong. Like the fingers or the feets..

Here is the modelsheet I used.

I didn't compared it jet. I want to make a better try.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

What do you think?

Do you need a diploma to get work?

I mean what are the + to have a diploma?
Do you need it if you wanna work in a foreign country?
Do people look at diploma's?


And a study offcourse

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

falling hare

Round 2.5Not really a great one but I did this one faster than the previous, I have some problem's with keeping everything together (look at the head and arm with carrot in comparison with the rest). But I am trying to do this one as often as I can.

Does someone have any kind of feedback? I'm man enough to take it!

Round 2:

"Study and write down what you did wrong"

Round 2:

Hmm when I started with the book and the hand on the book, I noticed that I did something wrong.. You can see it on the comapirison. When I compared it in PS I noticed more mistakes I made, too bad the head is too wide....

My goal is to make one that is a bit like the original and use that to make a ink.

Round 1:

I was impressed by Amir his practise blog

So I tried to do the falling hare myself.
I started with this quick (and sloppy) sketch. I wanted to get familiar with the construction and pose.

It is really not much, but I want to make a post where I can show my steps on how I study.
Next on a cleaner and better version.

Only two/three months and I will have more time to draw... Counting down.

Monday, October 8, 2007


Today we got a day off :D Joy, that means drawing time!

Ink (after I did the studies, this is inked from the original drawing)

The study. Damn.. It's hard.
The one under is how I begun.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Another Gall

What do you think? Is it clear and readable?

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Inky ink

What do you think of it? Give some critique if you have, I am man enough ;)

I think I need to work on the crossing points of the lines (points etc.)

I just finished this one under, when I was half way I had read Brian's comment and tried to be more playfull with the lines and give her more weight.


This time I did one of John K. I really like the sketch!

It really helpt that the original drawing have a high resolution.

I'm not totally satisfied, I could have done the mouth better and could tried to make a good hand. But I think I can better start on a new one. Or do you think that you need to improve a study until it is (sort of) perfect?

Thursday, October 4, 2007


I don't think the lines are nice, the curves aren't as smooth as in the original. What do you see?

I did this one below before the one above to practise. It is really not a good one but I wanted to show that I do make some practise before.

I am now doing a Ink of this one, I'm trying to upload that one tomorrow.

Update: I did an Ink, but it didn't really worked out well... (the tail for example) I only have this original at a low quality digital. I'm going to practise inking on a other one.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Looney Toons

My girlfriend bought some DVDs from way back. The cover art really sucks. But we've seen two cartoons of it which were directed by Freleng and one from Clampett, so that is nice!

The bad thing though is that it's completely in Dutch, and the Dutch voices really suck! But what the heck, they only cost 5 euros for 3 DVDs togheter and they aren't digital compost.

Here are the scans, the Felix isn't so bad as the bugs and porky.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

just to practise

I did some new practise from Preston Blair, I did ink a couple.

I wanna do this more (to ink some of the things I practise). I think it needs to be more playfully, I need to study more inks from others.

I try to look at Brian's and Corbets work to learn how to ink.

Friday, September 28, 2007


I wanted to post something again. I am not really happy with this but I wanted to show what I am practising so I can get some honest feedback, tips and maybe help some other struggling peeps like me.
I'm trying to get a basic understanding of forms so maybe I can construct my own poses (like a inbetweener), the Top Cat lesson is a very good exercise for that. I picked a character from the Preston Blair book (page 3) he has only 2 views and I tried to make other views from that, I think my main problem is to really visualise the form in 3D in my head...
I'm thinking I will do more of this sort of exercise, if you know a better way of learning that please shout.

I tried to sketch a bit more free then I used to do.

This one under did I before the one above, it was really a experiment for the upper one.
I did some new Top Cats as well.

I have the feeling when you draw faster that you get an overall better result, am I right?

Sunday, September 23, 2007

new top cat

New top cat, this one is better then my last one (see previous post) but you still can see allot of mistakes. It's a good thing to compare it with a photo.

Before I made this one I did allot of practises again of the head, although I don't think they are good. They sure help you get all the information in you're head.

I did some other things too.
I tried to make a character, but I think I'm not that far yet. I have the feeling I can't control that yet. So tips are welcome. I looked at some spumco for emotions, I studied some spumco drawings as well.


Saturday, September 22, 2007

construction, construction, construction

I did this top cat from reference photo's on John K's blog. It was to practice construction, I'm going trying to focus more on construction. I'm thinking about what I did wrong, maybe I did it to hasty or maybe I need it to try more. What do you think could be better?

And I did some other practises as well, I picked Jerry because for the solid construction. I tried to wrap the details around as perfect as I could do it.


And some rubber hose as well. I think this rubber hose drawings are good to practise proportions because of the basics forms.


Monday, September 17, 2007

Need to draw more


Hmm because of my internship I can't draw as much as I would like to...
But I am going to try to keep posting drawings to see what progress I am making, like a diary.

This time I did porky, I think I had the most trouble with placing the eyes.


Sunday, September 2, 2007

Back from vacation

Well, holiday is over and tomorrow is my first day of my new internship.

I did some new constructions practices (under all the text) I found on John K's site. I'm now thinking what I can do best to learn more. To stay copying drawings and keep doing that until it's almost a perfect copy or making different poses myself from a good build character.

In a short time I need to decide what to do next year after I graduate my current school, going to work somewhere or going to a art school. I thinking to go to a art animation/illustration school in Holland, but I'm still not sure. I also like to study outside the Netherlands but I am doubting if that is going to help me more and it cost allot of money.