Monday, January 18, 2021

Draw Your Own Stickman - Free Program

 This isn't a tutorial but I wanted to tell you how you could go about drawing your own stickman. Put it on your blog or on a shirt or whatever. 

I used a program called Sketch Book. I gotta tell; This is a terrific program. 

And it's FREE!

It used to cost money. I don't remember how much but somewhere around 30 bux seems right. 

It takes a little time to figure out how to use all the tools and what they each do but you should be able to sit down and draw a simple stick figure in no time. Here's what I drew in a couple minutes.

I found a pencil I liked and cheated on the head, using the circle tool. However, the rest I drew freehand (using the mouse) and did no changes to the drawing. That's what's cool about drawing stick figures. They pretty much look good no matter what.

Go check out the program and start doodling. 

I had forgot about this program until I needed to draw a head for a stick figure I was modifying in my animation program. I wanted a certain thickness so it did take me awhile to get what I wanted but the results were right on.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Amazing Man Comic Book

Amazing Man is another sort of superhero you probably never heard of. He is from the Golden Age of Comic Books. This particular issue if from 1939.

John Aman is an orphan and he is chosen by Monks for his "superb physical structure". The monks train him to become a superhero for his physical and mental ability.  They also give him the ability, using a chemical solution, to disappear into a cloud of green mist. His new powers include super-strength, invulnerability, speed and healing as well as the ability to move objects from a large distance.

There are so many superhero characters throughout the history of comic books that it would be pretty much impossible to name them all. I'll show a few from time to time.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

My Little Margie Comic - Stick Figures?

 I came across this while looking to see if comics were made back in the old days using stick figures. I cam across this comic book cover.

If you don't know, My Little Margie was a weekly TV show. It was pretty funny and, like many of the classic TV shows, was made into a comic book.

Now this comic book is the same as other comic books. Except for this cover.

I have no idea what this is supposed to mean. Why did the artist choose to draw stick figures and paste on the characters heads? Maybe it was to catch the eye of anyone looking through the comic book section in the stores?

Whatever. The comic does not use any stickmen in the pages so your guess is as good as mine.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Stickman - Who's On First

 Stickman animations and stick figures in general are still popular. They never seem to go out of style. And why would they?

They're simple figures consisting of mostly lines and circles. With that in mind I've decided to add stickman animations to my channel.


They're are lots and lots of these animations on YouTube with most of them being fighting videos. The most popular are the Animation vs "fill in the blank" animations by Alan Becker. These animations will blow your mind and are way beyond what I can offer you.

I've had a few animations of stickmen dancing but this one I just created is, right now at least, hands down my favorite. I delve into public domain on my channel and show different ways to make use of it. I've added public domain videos such as Dragnet and Abbott and Costello.

That's where I got this idea from. Why not take the audio from Who's On First and use stick figures to perform the routine? I mean it offered a way to add a little pizzazz to the routine and maybe let those who have never heard this classic banter enjoy it. It's one of the funniest routines ever.

I'd like to know what you think about it. Did you enjoy it? Like to see more? If you do please Like and Subscribe on my YouTube channel.