I've drawn yet another sheep this week. It seems that most every posting I've done here lately has sheep. I do draw other things...it's just been a bit of a labor of love with the little guys lately.
I love my characters, but lately I've been taking note that they tend to be a lot like me.... a bit passive and reserved...even when they are getting into trouble. They don't tend to overreact or have emotional outbursts. So, I've decided it's time to really study the fine art of character design, with hopes that I can learn to give my guys a bit more of a voice and an attitude if the right situation should arise. At least then they might be prepared. And who knows, maybe if I can teach them how to be excited and ready to dance at the drop of a hat, maybe, just maybe, I'll follow suit!
So here is my first attempt. I decided to challenge myself to try to draw a character simply, with no shading and just lines to show action and emotion. I still have a ways to go before they are dancing on the tables, but bowling seemed like a decent start. I was trying to draw on some form of excitability from my own past. Being a kid who enjoyed long walks in the rain, drawing, watching my fish, and reading, there was not a lot personal action-packed experience to draw on. However, I used to bowl on the Saturday morning kids bowling league (mainly so I could eat pizza at 10 in the morning). By twelve-year-old standards, I was a pretty good bowler. In fact, put me in a bowling lane or in a good game of table top air hockey and I can still get a bit competitive and have even been known to “whoo whoo” and cuss here and there.
Anyway...it's a start. Maybe I'll have them dancing soon!
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