Sunday, October 25, 2009

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Recently I was looking through a bunch of old Post-It Note doodles I did many years ago. I found this one, and thought I'd draw it up proper. By the way, Post-It Notes are ideal for doodling. They're just the right size and when you're done you can stick them to the wall of your cubicle.

I wanted to make sure I got the look of the squished face just right on the middle guy, so I stood in front of the mirror and mashed my face with my hands to see how it should look. I'm glad no one was around to see me.

Drawn in Photoshop on the graphic tablet.

Here's the digital sketch. For some reason I had trouble getting the arms to look right. I went through a ton of sketches before I finally got one I could live with.

Here's the original Post-It Note sketch from 10 or 15 years ago. Same basic idea, but it looks like I went a little crazy with the man boobs. I was firmly entrenched in my cross hatching phase back then. I'm glad I got that out of my system.


  1. cool! but i don't think you should completely divorce yourself from crosshatching. maybe sometimes it has it's place.

  2. Thanks!

    I did that crosshatching shtick for so long back in the 1990s that I feel like it ran its course and it's time to move on.

    Plus back then I had this notion that the more lines I could cram into a drawing, the better it was. Because a drawing that took 8 hours HAD to be better than one that took 10 minutes, right? I know better than that now. More lines can't save a poorly drawn figure.


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