I grew up in a sub-tropical climate in a little, teapot-shaped country called Zimbabwe. It was my idea of paradise – wide open spaces, warm sunshine, bare feet. And a vast tract of bushveld – that’s what we call the unfenced and untrammeled woodland around here – right behind our backyard.
Our backyard was half an acre in size
And a third of it was given over to a luscious veggie garden, including pawpaw trees. The produce – organically nourished with equally homegrown horse manure (that’s a story for another day) was irresistible… and not only to our family. A troupe of mischievous, marauding monkeys took great delight in feeding their families on it too.
So what does this have to do with ‘how to draw a cartoon monkey step by step?
Well, the monkey face I’ve used in my video tutorial is exactly like the ones that used to make free with our veggies and fruit – most particularly the tomatoes and pawpaws!
(In the end Dad put his electrical engineering mind to excellent use and built an electric fence -humane, I promise – to make sure we kept a fair share of what we grew. The day we first switched that on was entertaining, to say the least – yet another story for another day.)
I am beyond delighted with this new ‘how to cartoon’ video
My Camtasia skills have taken a quantum leap upwards – huzzah! And it’s fun to revisit how I work on anything new – starting with the ‘real deal’ to get to grips with anatomy, and then cartoon-ifying it.
But don’t take my word for it – take a look for yourself.
I’ll be waiting anxiously to hear what you think, down in the comments below.
By the way – constructive criticism is welcome too. Any suggestions are most welcome.
Just because I am delighted with it, doesn’t mean that you have to be, too 🙂