I’ve always been impressed with artists who can draw in the “retro” style, which emphasizes bold designs and flat, graphic shapes as opposed to a sculpted, three-dimensional, “realistic” cartoon rendering. Think Powerpuff Girls or Dexter’s Labratory rather than The Lion King. It’s a “less is more” way of thinking, bold and deceptively simple. It’s a hard style for me to wrap my brain around, but I’m trying.
Here’s a few weak attempts I made over the weekend. I started by sketching a guy on a napkin at Applebee’s, and once I got home I used my memory of him as a springboard for some of the other sketches.