Friday, November 21, 2008

A Missing Cartooning Lesson

You know I've never seen a book on cartooning go into the importance of erasing and it occurs to me that it's a big part of how a lot of cartoonists work. A lot of cartooning is course correction. You get the basic shape and the dialogue balloons in the right place, but then you brush it down with a kneaded eraser or an eraser bag and redraw, correcting as you go. I know it's just a little thing but I thought I'd write it down here before it leaves my brain.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

... and I'm glad it didn't! Well said, and it's always good to make note that much in life is course correction on the way to "getting to the good stuff!"

-flb in CT