I drew a good-sized crowd today. I included a doughnut character, a planet wearing a watch, and an obligatory elephant.
A lot of my crowd drawings are directly inspired by a cartoon jungle bed sheets that I had when I was a child. Everything I needed to know about drawing jungle animals I learned from those sheets.
I’m trying to break away from my usual landscapes. This one looks more like a board game. I have never drawn so many loose smile faces.
I like this drawing, okay. Snakes with ball caps, volcanoes, Setting suns, clouds, holes and game-board style Billy Jean sidewalks are some of the images that keep wanting to be drawn, I guess.
This is what happens when I start a drawing with hearts and diamonds. I do like the detail where the neck of the figure disappears into the tie knot.
I am no stranger to drawing what look like severed heads. To me, they are not severed, they are doing just fine, thank you very much. I added eyes to the backs of their heads.
For this drawing I really tried my best at holding back and attempting to not fill in the entire scene. That is hard for me. I started drawing the row of volcanoes, that is when I saw the face appear. I then, drew the hills – as with a dip pen, it’s best to take care of the tops of your drawing and work down, as the ink stays wet the entire drawing time. One smudge and there is no going back.
I tried to tease out a giant face with elephant-type ears hidden within the landscape. The gazelles guarding their booty in the foreground inspire me the most. They remind me of a lower level of an Atari-type game that hasn’t made it’s way into the frame yet.