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.