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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Preston Blair Practices

For the first time on this blog, I am going to show you some of the drawings I have made. These are Preston Blair practice drawings I have made. I have placed the original book pages alongside my drawings for comparison.

Even the harshest of criticisms are welcome.

Well folks, do I have a shot at being a great cartoonist, or am I a hopeless yutz with delusions of grandeur?


Micara said...

Eric, your talent never ceases to amaze me. I am so proud of you!!!

I love you! <3


Steven Hartley said...

I think they are from Preston Blair's book of how to draw and I love his drawings there - and love the Tom and Jerry stuff he drew!!

Anonymous said...

Great work Eric. Keep that up, and we'll both be able to make great cartoons one day. Try experimenting with softer pencils if you can, like in the 2B or 3B range, and also try using a red or light blue Col-Erase pencil when you're making your under drawing. I think that will make this stuff a lot easier for you.

Oscar Grillo said...

Check as alternatives the work of Picasso, MirĂ³, Klee and Saul Steinberg. They may lead you to a freer and more exciting world of graphic invention.

Eric Noble said...

Oscar Grillo - I will be sure to do that. I'm just learning the Preston Blair technique so I learn the essentials about construction. From there, I can begin experimenting in the world of Picasso or Steinberg. I still have a ways to go. Wish me luck.