Here’s the finish for the latest whiteboard work, Emil Friant’s La Discussion Politique. I made the same error that I did on the Escher of making it a little too thin. I must have measured wrong at the beginning. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed working on this one; I always like an opportunity to practice drawing people. The human form is an incredibly complicated thing to render well and I’m only just beginning to scratch the surface of anatomy and proportions. I need to hunker down with some anatomy books and just do a boatload of studies. It’s so annoying to talk to really great artists and ask them for advice about how to get better. All the good ones say the same thing, “Just keep drawing. All the time.” What makes it REALLY annoying is that they’re right. One of the great things about doing this Cubicleism blog and my webcomics is that it makes me draw every day.
On a totally weird side note, Pee Wee Herman tweeted a link to this blog! Pee Wee’s Big Adventure is an all-time classic and one of my favorite movies. So, thanks, Mr. Herman!
Here’s the progress photos, now it’s on to a quick Christmas-themed Charlie Brown. Remembere, there’s no basement in the Alamo.