So I bought Lynda Barry's *Making Comics* and Ivan Brunetti's *Cartooning* and I can't wait to dive in and play!
Note: I am an absolute beginner and my people are blobs with circles for hands and feet. And I love them.
Anyone else love doodling, sketching, or cartooning, and have resources to suggest?
@chendricks Oh interesting! I have often felt that life presents me with cartoons in the form of ludicrous situations, but I have no drawing skills at all.
@KolokokoBird I don’t have drawing skills either but one thing trying to remember is that you can get a lot of info across with very simple lines and figures. And that it just takes practice!
@chendricks Any comment I would make would descend into jealousy over how human your blobs look like in comparison to my blobs
what I did discover there is that teaching in the large lecture hall seriously masks imperfections in your circle drawing and makes impressionable undergraduates swear by your skills
I assure you in the COVID era of the electronic whiteboard my circle-skills are as sketchy as ever
I have also found that sometimes drawing something large is easier than small. I went to a workshop once where we sketched on really large pieces of paper, making sweeping motions across a wide space. It felt easier than trying to get a much smaller circle, or square, or whatever to look good.
And oh my, electronic whiteboard with a mouse or a trackpad would be just awful for circles I imagine.
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