Warming up this Sunday morning. I've got a lot of kids to draw this month. Here's a simple exercise to do. Help vary the shapes of your characters. Shape and posture- gesture and tilt help convey character. Angles- softness- it all helps quickly communicate personality in cartoons.
I made a grid- and then with out any thought- any planning- scribble in some shapes. Then make someone out of each shape. Think about who you know- celebrities - hairstyles - clothing - flip thru a magazine. But don't look at anything when you do it. This is just an exercise. Nothing need be perfect. These certainly aren't. It's about being loose and letting go. Use the force Luke.
Colleen Madden and I must be psychically linked. She was doing the same thing this week. Colleen's blog of fun stuff!
Further proof that it's good to fool around. Draw for fun. You don't need a final product- always.