Thursday, August 12, 2010

How To Train Your Doodle

Collected sketchbook stuff again :) In the last doodlelayout I tried to sketch out some characters in the feel of 50's animation design. Keeping in mind contrasting shapes, curves and tangents. It was a fun little exercise in design discipline because I usually tend to draw just by keeping the pen moving, without actually thinking where the next line should go.
The "fishnaut" is a kind of a tribute to the character in Antti Kemppainen's illustration. Sketched it out with a ballpoint pen while boating at Näsijärvi and slapped in some quick phoshop color.


  1. Yo Janne, I'm really liking the character style on image "jannek_sketchbookpage_38.jpg" my personal favs are the little dude with a cowboy hat and the guy on the typewriter. Great stuff! more please sir!

  2. Thanks Nathan! Yeah I should focus more on character design with an angle and/thought behind it rather that just letting the pencil do the thinking :) So more to follow at some point!