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Hi! My name is Parker and I absolutely adore your work. You are such an inspiration to me. I have recently decided to start picking up sketching again and I had a quick question: How did you come about your style? I am practicing realism to help me grasp anatomy better, and you seem to have a wonderful hold of it already. Was there a process between drawing what you see and then drawing in the style that you use in Bogle for example?
Practicing figure drawing is a key step to drawing cartoon figures. When you know how something looks in real life, your cartoon/stylized drawings will look more believable and informed. But after you’ve gotten the grasp of anatomy, it can be difficult to switch over to stylization. One of the best things you can do is see how other artists tackle stylization and make a big folder full of your favourite styles. These will serve as inspiration for you; save whatever styles you really like to this folder so you always have the reference. Then get a sketchbook and start practicing different styles, this is usually something private: you wouldn’t want to post practice art online that looks just like someone else’s style unless that style is a generalized style, such as ‘classic Disney’ or ‘comic book super heroes.’ The more you practice, the more you will develop your own style based on everything that inspired you.
Other than online reference, there’s also books that teach you about stylization and things to think about when stylizing. One of the most important factors of stylization is pushing proportions and realizing that as long as something looks like a face or looks like an arm, everyone is going to think it’s a face and an arm, no matter how absurd the proportions are. See how they push proportions of characters in concept art for animated films: they really try everything!
Your art is so good! I love you choices of colour and all the details you put in your work. I find that your characters' concepts are especially really interesting and dynamic! I was wondering, what process do you usually go through when creating one?
Thank you, darling! I’m glad you like my characters.
Usually I start with a basic idea for a character in my head, probably from the result of daydreaming. Then as time goes on I find things in the world that inspire and remind me of the character (people, images, movies) and I take note. After that I usually start with a preliminary sketch to get a feel for what the character might look like, throw out a lot of thumbnail figure sketches to get the body shape and clothes design, and then do final drawings. Here’s an example of the process of designing Moira from Moira’s Box:
So is Moira's box a web comic you could read somewhere?
Moira’s Box is a storybook I’m working on about a friendship between a girl and a ghost boy, and the mystery surrounding his death. There’s going to be a 5-page interactive illustration released soon (for free~), with a simplified version of the first chapter.