Okay...it is time to start creating our first cartoon character. I've decided to create a character of an OLD MAN. Now, I've drawn VERY LIGHTLY with a pencil, a bunch of the key shapes. Keep in mind the idea that you are sculpting your picture and you want to first make the right shapes. Note, that I mentioned I started this sketch with a pencil (so that I can erase) and I drew VERY LIGHTLY (so that I can erase well). At this point there is not much to the character, but you should notice that I made his neck hunch forward a bit which is a common feature for elderly people. Notice that he is facing us on a slight angle. I recommend you try doing this, so as to give him a 3-D effect.
Right....now for the second stage of the picture. I've decided to add his arms finally, and give him a cane. I've added some basic shapes for the ears, a general line where the eyes should go, and the same with the nose. I can now start to erase some of the original shapes.
Okay, now for the third stage. I've started to add in his eyes and I gave him a big nose. Often older people have hairy eyebrows...so...there it is. He needs a bit of hair on his chest...and perhaps I'll give him a bit of hair.
There.....he has quite a bit of hair for his age. He should be happy. You will notice that all of the original lines have been erased or I have darkened the lines that make up his outline. I just noticed that his bellybutton could have been in the centre a little bit...but I think he looks fine.