These days I’m very much a fan of the Potato People school of drawing. Face it, it’s a lot easier to draw a potato than to draw the human figure.
Before I turned this potato into soup yesterday, I photographed it…
Then traced it.
After studying the outline, I added a circle for the head, and sticks for the legs and arms. And since the potato looked like it was sitting, I gave it a support.
(I think you’ll agree he’s beginning to look like quite the spud.)
At this point, he was still just (potato) skin and bones, so I had to imagine what he would be wearing…and reading. Voila!