Hola Family, Friends & Amphibians
Welcome back to Monday — the Starting Gate of the Week!
But some of us do work 6 or 7 days. Or 800 days if you’re from Neptune. Or something outlandish like that.
***Cartoon Challenge of the Week***
Expressions. I tend to fall back on the same facial expressions. It does help raise the humor level if the characters’ expressions lean more heavily into whatever emotional response they are having as the result of the joke. Animators do a great job fully engaging their characters’ faces. At the library a couple weeks ago I found a book showcasing lots of simplified expressions.
That’s my goal this week: Draw 5 different facial expressions everyday using the book as a model. Master cartoonist Bruce Blitz wrote about the importance of making faces in the mirror and drawing what you see. Will do some of that, too.
My practice will benefit the spiders as well as the Spaghetti characters.
If you want to take on the same challenge, start off by copying simple emoji faces, and let me know how you do.
Good luck, everyone.
Until mañana . . .
Bring on the Spiders!
Florida ( Where it even rains frogs — just ask my dad )
“No rulers were harmed during the making of this cartoon.”
“Let’s still be careful out there.”