Thursday, August 28, 2008

LESSON 1 by Wicks for Candlesticks


Preston is definitely the great equalizer in cartooning.  This is my second time going through the lessons.  Cause of that I thought I could get through them easily, but it still took a lot of sheets of paper before I understood the nuances of the head.  Thanks again for the critiques in the past posts.  I used them to figure out some of the difficult shapes , like that damn mouth.   

Feel free to let me know what I missed and messed up on.  I want to get it perfect the next time I draw it.

-David O.

7 comments:

James said...

Dude. That is great!!! That is practically perfect. The only things wrong are the smallest most minor details. You are great.

trevor said...

Definitely helps to doodle it a bit first. That's what I did with a couple of my practice George Liquor copies.

The only thing I think you missed ( we all did ) are those weird wrinkles in the cheeks. They're very thin.

- trevor.

Jeremy Brooks said...

Looks great David. As James said it's near perfect. The smile lines may be a little too thick where they meet the nose (just in the inking); and the outside oval doesn't have quite the line variance that Preston's does. These are just nitpicky things though. Great job.

Gabe Fullilove said...

I echo the same comments, you are very close to preston. On your Ink, your line weight on the outside of the egg is a bit heavy, but I'm nitpicking. Great work!

Wicks for Candlesticks said...

Thanks for the comments,

I did notice the inking mistakes after I posted. I think I rushed it, I didn't think too much on how the cheek shape needs to make sense. I sorta looks like a mustache. I'll take my time next time.

-David O.

Gabriele_Gabba said...

I think you did a great job, and i second the opinions above, i'm just wondering what those lines on your pencil drawing are, they look like curved round axis lines? (forehead and chin)

I need to get into illustrator and inking me thinks..

Wicks for Candlesticks said...

Thanks Gabriele!

Those were unnecessary lines, I was experimenting with new guide lines to keep the top of the eyes even. I think the mouth one is not needed.

-David O.