Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Studies


Copies of Disney sketches with a drawing of my cat, mid 1980s. Copy the masters and learn to draw the easy way.

12 comments:

RooniMan said...

"Copy the masters and learn to draw the easy way."

Damn right!

Jim Smith said...

Rooni, also remember to copy exactly, without reinterpretation, unless you already have distinct ability or style. When drawing a live model the idea is to draw what's there in front of you to maxmize the short time the model is giving you. All this will be in the book. Thanks for staying with me.

Nubian Greene said...

your making a book?

Jim Smith said...

Yes Nubian, but it will be next year as I am working to finish my comic. I've been making notes for the book and the title will be "How to Draw the Manly Way but Girls can Use it Too!"

David Gale said...

Damn right he's damn right. I wish someone had gotten that into my head before i wasted a million years at art school.

Can't wait for the book!

stupidpersondave said...

you draw really good. I still have the conan drawing instructions you gave me when i visited spumco years ago when renstimpy apc was being made before spumco closed.my dream was to come to work there, but now the studio is gone.it was an honor to meet you and the other spumco people. i wish spumco studio would re open.-davidp

Shaun said...

You're doing a book?
Oh man! That's great to hear!

Jim Smith said...

Shaun, I figure everyone else is - why not me?

Vauben said...

That fat little hippo is dancing just like I do! Weeeee!

Shaun said...

There is no reason why you shouldn't do a book...
or two...

or ten.

I'll buy em all.

Jim Smith said...

These were copied from Preston Blair's book - a bible among cartoonists and animators. If you haven't seen it try to get a copy. Although it dates back to the 1930s the principles are still very much relevant. The theories on construction apply to just about any drawing, painting, sculpture, etc. endeavour. (sp)

Shaun said...

I have Preston Blair's book. It really is learning the easy way.

But I also wanna learn to draw "the manly way".