if I knew myself, I'd run away.
Aka: “An essay of thoughts on why John is impossible to draw”.
The problem with a tutorial on how I draw is that walking you through it tells you absolutely nothing about how to to do it..
This is how I draw Greg and Mycroft; draw a box or circle, catch the expression, refine.
Same for more complicated poses:
Yeah thats porn. I like my men sketchy and barely visible.
See? It tells you nothing about how to do it for yourself, these characters are already developed. I only need a few lines and no reference so there are no other stages in producing a drawing other then:
1: Think of somthing.
2: Draw it.
However I do need a character design for John and as I know that could well be difficult, I’ll track my progress and call it a tutorial. What makes John tricky from a cartooning perspective is that Martin Freeman has an incredible range of facial expressions.
He can go from
In a heartbeat and without any plastic surgery.
Most of the designs I see are happy to let him just go on being adorable but I’m stubborn and wanted to be able to use the same design for more serious Post-Reichenbach bits. Impossible of course but lets have a go.