Animation Lesson, Part 2: Meet Mr. Crazy

Yesterday, I demonstrated TheAnimatedWoman’s technique for turning lines into cute drawings.  JC even promoted my post on Google+.  That’s when inspiration struck.  (Minus the lightning bolt.)  Why not use this as a drawing lesson with NHL?

He wasn’t going to be as good at drawing on the computer, so out came a piece of paper and some crayons.  I prepped my camera.  Then, I told him to draw a wiggly line.  (As always, click to see a larger version.)


Quite wiggly.  Next came the eyes.


After this, I told him to draw arms and legs.  Go crazy with them, I said.  He was more than happy to oblige.


Now, I instructed him to have his character say something.  Can you guess what I was making for dinner?


Finally, I told him to put the black crayon away and add some colorful elements.  (At this point, I went back to making the pizza and told him to call me when he was done.)


He insisted on naming his character, but had a little trouble with the spelling of “crazy”.


And there you have it.  Mr. Crazy was born.

Oh, and, in case you are wondering, I did show JC’s website to NHL and JSL.  They especially loved the story of the Last Snowman.