Monday, September 15, 2008

Neverending Characters

When I finished my film I stop drawing the main characters. I stopped because it was all I drew for a whole semester. For months and months I designed, animated, and colored this guy and his monkey, so I stopped. But then a few days ago I sat down with my sketch book and I wanted to draw them.
I love the feeling of knowing exactly how to do it. There is no question of where the eyes go, or how long the legs are. The pencil instinctively knows where to go. I definitely recommend going back and drawing your old characters. And if you don't have an old character just draw somebody elses. For example, spawn, e.t., ziggy... the list goes on.

7 comments:

samacleod said...

haha, spawn.

Yeah, I am always impressed by animators drawing their characters so quickly and on model. It really does start feeling like doing a signature...CRAZY!

Cat Hicks said...

"QUIET BABY!"

jacks said...

pretty drawings

Vatz said...

HMM. Monkey~~!
Why didn't you call me when you visit to school. I am so sad. Erikkk sob sob sob.

Philip Vose said...

hi mr.benson. i miss you man. do good!

Terry Song said...

I LOVE YOU TOO, MAN...I LOVE YOU, TOO...

androidwilsonx said...

I just started on one blog and was jumping to another, then I stumbled onto yours. I dig your drawings. I saw this monkey drawing and I knew I had seen it before, then i realized. I had shown your animation (the monkey and plane one) to my class a bunch of times. See, I taught animation at Wilson high in Long beach and a student gave me a disk with a bunch of animations on it from. . . Cal Arts? Anyway, the point is it made me laugh my ass off, so I showed it to all the classes. And they loved it. Thanks