North American football is going strong at this time of year. There are crispy fall days and plenty of games on TV to keep us engaged as the days get shorter. I have a small collection of cartoon football players available for sale in the microstock community. Capturing just the right moment or expression in the pose or on the face of a player can really make or break a character.
Cartoon birds, especially cartoon chickens are among my best sellers in the microstock community. There’s something about a chicken that makes a great character. I don’t know if it’s the scruffy bodies or the floppy head bits, but for whatever reason, they lend themselves well to pen and tablet.
This chicken is one of the taller breeds of barnyard fowl. With stripey legs and scruffy feathers, I can’t help but smile when I see that blank expression.
When it comes to drawing cartoons, cats are a common subject. This is especially true in the microstock communities. I’ve always enjoyed drawing cats, they have a unique take on life and capturing just the right expression can make a drawing come to life. This feline is a recent addition to my already well-stocked collection of cartoon cats. His unimpressed expression makes him one of my favorites.
It’s that time of year again!
Halloween is on the horizon and jack-o’-lanterns are once again on the drawing board. These orange beasties make great canvases for facial expressions, ranging from naive innocence to bloody horrific. I tend to favor the latter, with a bit of knife-in-cheek horror thrown in.
There is a growing gallery of jack-o’-lanterns and other Halloween themed characters available for purchase at cartoon pumpkins.