Hoppy Frog Cartoon
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Cartoon Model Sheet
This is a model sheet. In the world of cartooning and animation, this is how all the artists learn to draw the characters the same. All the artists get a set of these to instruct them how the characters are designed. After all, there’s no one way to draw a character. It depends on what he is doing, how he is feeling, and what he is thinking, right?
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Next, set his googly eyes on top. Draw one a little bigger than the other. Notice that his eyelids are curved. This helps show the roundness of the surface of his eyes. I want to make him a bit bored, so let’s put his pupils sort of halfway under his eyelids.
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Frogs have big mouths. Even little ones have big mouths. So let’s make this guy’s mouth huge! Draw his mouth all the way down his body.
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You can go ahead and indicate his front legs, too. They are short and plump, and narrower down by his wrists.
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To draw his front feet (or hands), start off with little ovals just to get the size and general shape. Then, like we did on his back feet, scoop out the areas that will be the “fingers”.
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Finally, just add little circles to indicate his fingertips.
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Once you are happy with where your rough drawing is, take a kneaded eraser and gently roll it over your pencil lines. This will pick up your darker lines and leave a faint image for you to clean up.
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For the long, curved lines, don’t try and draw them all at once. Take them in short chunks. And you will find you will do a better job if you always turn your paper so that you are pulling your line towards you. It helps to make a smoother line.
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Congratulations you have finished this online Disney style cartoon art lesson.
Learn more about frogs at Wikipedia