Wait a Minute Mr. Postman!

Deliver the letter, the sooner the better! (And may all the dogs you encounter be friendly dogs.)

I recently took a page in my sketchbook to play around with a different style of character design away from my natural way of drawing. These were the results!


I didn’t even know the dog could read.


I actually really love trying different styles. Rare is the character designer in the world of animation that is hired to draw exactly the way they always draw. Every project I have ever worked on both as a character designer and as a storyboard artist has had its own unique style. I am hired to draw in the style of what the show/movie requires. It’s always a fun challenge at first, but usually after a couple of weeks, you find your rhythm and off you go.

It’s kind of exhilarating in one sense, because drawing in different styles forces your brain to think a different way. You end up learning things in the process, and isn’t the path of an artist to always be inquisitive and always learning? If we are ever pleased with exactly where we are and there is nothing left to learn, then what’s the point?! Art becomes boring.

So, keep things interesting! Now and then, draw in a style that you don’t normally do, and have a little spontaneous fun!