"I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way."
- Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Jessica Rabbit may not be what you'd expect. This cartoon diva is not a rabbit at all. Rather, she is an animated woman, the wife of furry and long-eared comic strip character Roger Rabbit.
Though cast as a femme fatale - a mysterious and seductive woman - Jessica is devoted to Roger. She is willing to do anything to save him - first his career, and later he himself when he is framed for murder.
As a part of popular culture, Jessica Rabbit is a modern rendition of classic pin-up girls and detective movie dames. She is said to have been inspired by real-life actresses like Rita Hayworth and Lauren Bacall. Author Gary K. Wolf claims to have based Jessica on Tinker Bell, Marilyn Monroe, and the cartoon girlfriend of Droopy variously called Red Hot Riding Hood and Miss Vavoom.
She appeared in a number of Roger Rabbit short films and made a cameo appearance in the Disney film Aladdin and the King of Thieves.
Would you like to draw Jessica Rabbit? This easy, step-by-step cartoon character drawing tutorial is here to show you how. All you will need is a pen, pencil, marker, or crayon and a sheet of paper.
1. Begin by sketching Jessica's face. Use a backward "S" shaped line to sketch her hair. Use curved lines to form the forehead and chin. Connect them using a small "C" shaped line for the ear.
2. Draw Jessica's arm. Use pairs of curved and straight lines to draw the upper and lower arm, bent at the elbow. Notice how the lines converge near the elbow and wrist. Use a curved line for the palm of the hand, and long, narrow "U" shaped lines for each finger.
3. Beginning above the ear and culminating at the shoulder, use long, curved lines to outline Jessica's flowing hair.
4. Draw curved lines across the upper arm to enclose the top of the glove. Draw a long, curved line downward from the hair to outline the back, and connect it to the wrist using a short curved line. Detail the contour of the back with a curved line. Use a curved line to trace the rounded triangular shape of the chest, visible in front of the arm. Draw a curved line across it to indicate the top of the garment.
5. Use pairs of curved lines to sketch the upper and lower arm. Connect the lines at the wrist using a short, curved line.
6. Extend a curved line downward from each side of the waist to outline the shape of the dress.
7. Use a pair of curved lines to outline the leg. The lines should meet at a point at the top, indicating a slit in the dress. Enclose the foot by drawing the high-heeled shoe. Draw the shoe using s series of straight and curved lines.
8. Use a long, curved line to enclose the flowing skirt of the dress. Draw curved lines along the front and back of the dress to indicate creases in the material.
9. Detail Jessica's face. Use three curved lines that meet in gentle points on each side to enclose the eye and eyelid. Shade a round pupil within the eye. Use three lines to similarly enclose the mouth. Then, use short curved lines to indicate the nose and eyebrow.
Color Jessica Rabbit. She wears a red dress and purple gloves. She also has red hair.
Have you ever wanted to be able to draw a beautiful rose? This easy step-by-step drawing tutorial outlines the steps necessary to draw a cartoon style rose, complete with leaflets.
This project has a lot of details, but you can complete it easily by carefully following the instructions below.
In each step, previously drawn lines are black and the new lines added to the sketch are blue in color.
You won't need any special tools to complete this sketch. Follow this simple guide using any type of paper, as well as a pencil, pen, marker, or other writing tool. If you'd like, you can color your finished product.
Would you like to draw a beautiful flower? Doing so is simple with this drawing tutorial. By following the step-by-step instructions in this drawing guide, you will soon be able to sketch your own rose, complete with leaves and a stem.
You will not need any special tools to create this drawing, only paper and a writing implement - a pencil, a pen, or a marker.
Sketch lightly at first, as you will be erasing some of your lines as you go along.
There are many details in this drawing, but the illustrations below show you each step. In each image, the blue line is a new addition to the drawing.
"The eyes are the window to the soul." So states an antiquated maxim. To scientists, however, the eyes are very interesting. For example, researchers are currently developing technology that could use patterns in the iris of the eye to identify people, much as the fingerprint is used currently. Movies and television have long depicted such technology, but it may soon become a reality. In fact, some airports are already testing this 'eye ID' technology.
To artists, the eyes hold another interest. The eyes are surrounded by many, many small muscles, and the movement of these muscles is an indicator of emotion on the human face. Our eyes, for instance, can show whether we are happy, sad, angry, frightened, excited, or bored.
The eyes, then, are an important means of expressing these emotions in the visual arts, yet many artists find the eyes to be one of the more difficult portions of the human face to capture accurately. What is more, it is almost paradoxical that the eyes are one member largely responsible for our ability to draw the eyes of another.
Almost every drawing or painting of humans or animals includes eyes, whether open or closed. As such, many styles have developed. The simplest eyes involve nothing more than a solidly shaded dot. Other simple eyes consists of a circle with a shaded dot inside it. The Japanese manga and anime art styles often lend straight lines and squared corners to the shape of the eye.
Would you like to draw a pair of eyes? Perhaps you are working on a portrait of a friend or family member. Now, the complicated task of drawing realistic human eyes is easy with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing guide.
All you will need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and an eraser. You may also want to use crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paints to shade your finished drawing. Notice that each step of this drawing guide includes an illustration as well as explanatory text. New lines added in each picture are highlighted in blue.