It was Ed Emberley‘s birthday yesterday, so I think it’s time for a little celebration of my favorite step-by-step drawing master! Emberley is famous for his simple shape-drawing method, and I myself used to spend hours and hours copying every bit of his video, Squiggles Dots and Lines. His techniques are elementary, but now I have a whole new appreciation for his fascinatingly clear design sense. Plus, how much fun is it to make those little thumb-print people?
Thinking about ol’ Ed made me doodle some of my own characters in “Emberley” form:
And then doodle some more… (that’s my brain melting from the training session I was in, by the way. Oops!)
Happy Birthday, Ed Emberley! You’re my hero.