Monday, July 29, 2013

Learning to Doodle

I've always admired the bored artists that sat in front of me in classes. They could doodle a masterpiece during a lecture while the rest of us sad students were stuck with drawing tornados over and over again. Despite my lack of creativity during my pre-statistics courses in high school, I've always thought I had a knack for drawing. If I could just get a little bit of direction, I could draw pretty well. So I've decided to hone a skill that has been thus far left unexplored. I've started doodling cartoon characters with the help of a random cartoonist I found on Youtube. His name is Chris Hart; if you are interested in learning to draw something adorable, check out his Youtube page.

My desire to learn to doodle has been like a starter flame in me for a very long time, but it began burning brighter about 2 months ago when I was so bored I tried to draw Henry. It's clear I have a problem with perspective, but for a first try, I didn't think it was so bad.

I did all of these today and had a blast drawing them. I must say, I'm quite proud of my self. I am certainly no expert, but I enjoyed trying something new.

I drew a whole range of emotions on these little animals. Enjoy!

Sad Bunny - definitely my favorite

Happy seal

Angry squirrel - another favorite

Cute puppy - surprised puppy, maybe?

Bashful hippo

The whole crew
I had so much fun, I  think I'll draw some more as soon as I put this computer away.

Also, here is the tutorial that I followed to draw the little puppy. Try it out! Maybe there is an artist hidden in you, too.