Thursday, June 30, 2011


Introduction/background info
I said in my last post I would post a character I made about about 3 weeks ago. Here it is! I came up with this aftter watching a Mort Walker interview in which he saying how he came up with his characters, such as Beetle Bailey.
Here is what I came up with...
His name is Melvin, and his personality is loosely based on part of mine. Mainly humorous, weird, and very sarcastic.
I was going to post a comic/story I sketched out involving him, but I don't have time at the moment so I will as soon as possible

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Update and Doodles

Just a quick update to let you know that I will be posting a character I recently made (about 3 weeks ago) soon. I came up with him when watching an interview of Mort Walker, cartoonist and creator of beetle Bailey (and others) in which he talked about how he came up with his characters, loosely basing certain personality traits on people he knew.
In the meantime, here are some doodles I did just experimenting with various things. enjoy.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Old Sketch Book Original Characters

These are some original characters from an sketch book from 6 months to a year ago. This is when they were first created as well. I will post more of these same characters from this sketchbook later.
The first is Nedward. Quite a goofy, friendly type, and your all-around nice guy. He is neighbor and best friend to Larry (the second image) who is a lumber jack with redneck tendencies.
The rest I don't really have named yet haha. Some help/suggestions would be nice.
Above is Larry's wife. They have a loving relationship but they do have their moments... a lot. Here is what I mean
The following two characters are an old, married couple. They comedy between these two are fuled by their old fashioned views.
There you have it. A little introduction to these characters. I have many other drawings of these characters in that sketch book i will share and put on here later.

Fun Practice.

This is just some practice stuff I guess. The above is a drawing I did of woody woodpecker and the following is basically tex avery's pilgrim with the hat, and a few other liberties that I have taken
Next is some experimentation with expressions and things


I am a 17 year old aspiring artist & cartoonist. I have been practicing the art of cartooning ever since I can remember. When I was a very little kid, naturally I loved watching cartoons. I guess it started when I was about 4-5 years old and absolutely love cartoons, I then decided I want to make them one day. I have also had a love for drawing in general. Given these two aspects, I have persued nd practiced the art of cartooning ever since that day.
My influences are generally from old school cartoons. There is nothing better. I love the style, the cartooniness of it all, and it is just plain funny. Therefore a lot of my influences come from cartoons ranging from the 1930s-1970s.
Above is one of my favorite dvd box sets which includes cartoons such as Popeye, betty Boop, Casper, The Three stooges, Woody Woodpecker, Little Lulu, and many more.
Random Drawings
To complete the introduction, I think a quick sample of some of my work would be appropriate. So here are some random things I've done.
some doodles
some more cartoon doodles
Let's end with some realism. A charcoal drawing I did.