Fun With A Pencil

I’ve repeatedly expressed my delight in drawing characters, especially caricatured heads and faces. I normally don’t have a system I follow when creating characters, but once in a while it’s fun to follow Andrew Loomis’ formula for drawing character heads. As the title of this post (and the title of one of Loomis’ book) states, you, too, can have fun with a pencil (or pen or other instrument with which to scrawl). I’d recommend just quickly running through Loomis’ book and following his steps and copying his characters initially. You can slowly tweak things and pretty soon you’ll just start using his little formula to create your own characters. For just plain fun, running through his book can’t be beat. Here’s some heads I doodled in just minutes (adding a little color will add to the time of course).


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