The Reason Why I Loved MEGA Blocks

I used to go to town playing with “construction toys”. I loved ’em all: Legos, MEGA blocks, K’Nex, Foam Puzzle Mats, Tetris—heck, even Betty Spaghetti! I had fun putting things together, and like my dad, I used spacial thinking. All that practice didn’t go to engineering, math degrees or architecture, however. I drew pictures instead!

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I used to draw freehand. In other words, I used no reference. If I wasn’t drawing my favorite video game characters (hail Tomb Raider!), I used no photo reference and no mannequins. I often got compliments on my drawings about how proportionately I sketched them. I was too much a perfectionist, though. I drew human proportions so well that my characters looked stiff. They were near perfect, but they weren’t relatable. Even toons can be realistic—just watch old Mickey Mouse or Bugs Bunny!

I needed shapes. I was impatient and just wanted to draw the character I imagined without realizing I could’ve saved myself some time. I kinda blame it on my art classes. They were either craft projects that required glue and scissors or bored me to tears with complicated perspective lessons. In both situations I worked with shapes, but not in the way I needed or one that fit me. I had to learn a way to treat my drawings like building blocks. Maybe this way can help you too?


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Please pardon me if I am not too accurate with the subjects I post about. I do try my best to stay current and not generalize. Constructive criticism and “Grammar Nazis” are welcome (especially about my artwork ^_^), but no flames …[pretty] PLEASE? If you have anything to add, correct or would like to share any cool topics you’d like me to draw for, feel free to click on the links towards the bottom of each page, or drop me a message here!

Thank you!

~ PennyDoth

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