This is a technique I use to loosen up and try to break the monotony when designing. We tend to fall into drawing the same shapes etc. To break out of that I use a piece of scrap paper, a piece used for calisthenics is the best, and draw random scribbles. The scribbles will start to look like objects or have a certain dynamic that is appealing. From those scribbles, I usually pull out lines and shapes that give interesting proportions or objects. Doing this usually frees me up and at times I’m able to pull good stuff, but it doesn’t work all the time.


  1. Dan this is awesome, except I now I have a couple questions….what the hells is that thing on the upper left? Is that lady with the Axe about to chop up a baby? Thanks Dan!

    • dancrlo
    • July 29th, 2009

    Hahaha. Like I said, it doesn’t always work. The dude at the top left is the epitome of that. Thats probably the reason the gangsta casper is running the hell away. As for the psycho chick, she is bowing as to welcome someone with an ax behind her back.

  2. Haha! these are gorgeous! I feel your no-cats-allowed pain also 😦 Cats are suigpisrnrly hard to draw, I usually go for the cartoony approach, so nice work! Great expressions and poses.

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