Monday, January 23, 2012

Robot Comic #3

I probably should have saved that one for Valentines day. (click here for the original “newspaper” format).

For me, one of the most fascinating challenges of cartooning is capturing gesture. Done right you can transmit volumes about a character with only a few simple lines. Often in capturing a good gesture fewer lines are better, but they have to be exactly the right lines or the meaning is lost. One of the reasons I like drawing robots and creatures is that pulling human gestures out of something that resembles a tin can or a squid is sometimes more delightful and surprising than drawing the same gesture in the human figure we know so well.

From the sketchbook: