I'd like to draw myself in the Matt Groening/Simpson style, but I find it very hard, even if I noticed that with few lines is possible to create a character very similar to the model, like Mick Jagger (http://www.geocities.com/on_the_simpson ... mpsons.jpg), or James Woods (http://lavender.fortunecity.com/foxybrown/515/jw5.jpg).
Have you any tips/tricks for doing that??
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Depending on how you draw (construction lines, or freehand) vaires the results. I must say that, using construction lines has more rewarding results but means lots of practice. Drawing freehand takes less time, but is more likely to end up unproportinal.
I'll try to explain my method, freehand;
When drawing a head, I draw in stages. It can be in any order, this is the way I find most effective;
Firstly the face (eyes, nose, mouth lines)
Secondly hair (your unique style if nessesary, or made up)
Then the neck (ear and neck line on one side, then connecting the chin to the neck on the other side)
Anyways, there is no secret code, or stratagy for getting it right. Its pure practice.
Hope this helps
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...or could it be that your head is just changing shape?