Learning to see the characters around me continues to take practice. While I find it fairly easy to create funny character art of people I know well (like my mom and my husband!), distilling the essence of a stranger into a relatable character – not just another human being – can be more of a challenge. So on my walk tonight, I practiced a different approach as I studied (ogled?) the passersby. Rather than just making note of their body shape/type, I went further and tried to quickly sum up each person’s personality. And then, in my mind’s eye, I looked for the discord between their personality and their actions so that I could visually explore the comedy when I got back to my drafting table.
Here’s one example of the funny character art that emerged –
And speaking of comical…
I’m still learning how not to be self-conscious when I record my Youtube videos. For some reason, when I do my videos, my lips seem to get stuck on my teeth. According to my husband, I talk differently (“normally”) in real life. I guess I’m got another thing to work on!
All the same…
I hope you find this short video helpful and amusing!
“Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.”Albert Einstein