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Proportion Trouble

Posted by Mark in Mark's Sketchbook

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Here’s another basic exercise; copying a character from a model sheet, then lining up your drawing with the original to see what’s off. The brown duck was drawn by the great Bob Clampett; the blue/red sketches are mine.

I think I’ve always struggled to “draw on model,” because when I did this I had flashbacks to my childhood, getting supremely frustrated when I’d copy characters that were almost right, but not quite.

And On Your Right is the Freak Show

Posted by Mark in Mark's Sketchbook

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Just a little exercise where I dash off a scribble with my left hand, and try to turn it into a cartoon head with my right.

7 Years Old and Hooked

Posted by Mark in Mark's Sketchbook

I wonder if I’d be the computer nerd I am today without the company Steve Jobs founded. As I entered second grade, I wanted nothing more than to draw goofy cartoons on scraps of paper. But soon I was perched in front of a beige Apple IIe, plotting a crude image of Sam the Dog using the kid-friendly programming language Logo.

26 years later, I kicked back on my couch with my Apple iPad and created yet another digital portrait of Sam.

Today we take it for granted that computer companies often market to kids and creative types, but back in 1985 Apple’s approach was very unique, and came around at just the right time to profoundly influence me and millions of other `80s kids who now, for better or worse, consider computers to be extensions of our brains.

This Site’s Gone to the Dogs

Posted by Mark in Mark's Sketchbook

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Thought I’d paint something from my mind instead of looking at a photo; what better than this old guy who’s been gathering dust somewhere in my noggin? For those of you outside my family, this is Sam, star of at least 75 unfinished comic books. Drawn on iPad in Procreate.