Playing with Proportions

Get in mah belly!

I love playing with proportions. I used to struggle with really letting myself play and would try to make things look realistic. Here’s a secret: sometimes realistic sucks.  Exaggerate. Have fun. This character looks bigger and more powerful because his head is so disproportionately small. It’s an old trick.  Pick up your favorite comic with a big bruiser character in it and see if his or her head isn’t ridiculously small. Looks awesome though, doesn’t it? Go. Play.

I drew this in a Strathmore spiral sketchbook with a Mirado Black pencil–cool name but it’s the same as any other regular #2 pencil.