Saturday, April 14, 2012

Drawing Tips from Famous Smart-Alecks

This is the final art for the project. Drawn in pencil from photos, then colored with markers.

6 comments:

Roberto Severino said...

Wow, Jim! These are incredible. Thanks for showing us how you draw them and for answering my question about Ren and Stimpy the other day. I'm watching another great one you boarded called "A Visit to Anthony." Hilarious and possibly one of the most dramatic ones you guys did, despite that one being finished at Games. I think John was a bit too harsh on his criticisms for how the cartoon turned out, though I do agree more could have been done with the layouts and some of the music was a bit out of place in certain scenes. I couldn't find anything major wrong with the cartoon besides that.

Roberto Severino said...

Despite its flaws, A Visit to Anthony is a 1000x better as a cartoon than virtually the majority of cartoons being made now. No cartoon can come even close in terms of draftsmanship, poses, and solid character personalities

Jim Smith said...

You said it Roberto. I'm glad you like that cartoon, it had a lot of love put into it. It was semi- auto-biographical, for John. For me it was just working on a well designed and heartfelt episode.

Roberto Severino said...

I can definitely tell! I gave you a link to a sample of my own drawings in case you still wanted to give some input. I've gotten tons of advice from Vincent Waller, John, Bob Camp, Sherm Cohen, Eddie, and tons of other professionals in the past, but I wanted your take too. The main advice they all gave me was to keep doing what I'm doing and don't let up on the practice studies.

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Luke said...

Bravo! Very informative post, and superb drawing. My favorite part is the dog hidden in the background.