In Tony's demos he begins with a blue colouring pencil and sketches a figure, then shifts to a red pencil and moves the figure to a different position, then green etc. It is similar to animating the character. When he's finally happy with a pose, he sketches over the lines in a black pencil or ink.
Here's an example:
Here's another one:
Perhaps he's a victim planning his revenge. He certainly looks grumpy.
Ok, my turn to have a go.
I have to let those characters loose, relax my attitude and not be too hard on myself. Then my first happy little character danced onto the page... Minus hands, but nevermind.
You can hardly see the blue lines I drew and that's the beauty of the blue line. They seem to recede when you draw over them and nearly disappear when photocopied or scanned. This can benefit the artist who feels restricted by the darker line. The blue line lets you make mistakes and be free! Then when you're happy with it, go over it in a darker medium.
My next sketch evolved into a ballerina exercising. Don't ask me why. It was the scribble muse...
Where's the apple tree?
This blog post is about letting characters loose not trees.
Maybe next week.
Here she is:
You still want the tree?
What? You're hanging out for it?
So was she...