Spent some time the other day doing some exploratory sketches of facial expressions for Mickey Mouse in my sketchbook, one of my favorite characters to draw.


It’s fun to see what you can get out of him if you treat him as more than just three circles.


Back in the mid-aughts, I worked for a few years on a Mickey TV show drawing him and other members of his world such as Minnie, Daisy, Donald, Goofy, Pluto, Chip ‘n’ Dale, Willie the Giant, Pete, Ludwig von Drake, Clarabelle, Horace Horsecollar, and so on and so forth. Having grown up reading Disney comic books, it was such a blast to get to draw those characters every day for a while.

So, while I do sketches like these from time to time for my own pleasure, I look forward to the next legitimate purpose to work on them again one day!