Thursday, June 12, 2008


Here are some sketches of Courage The Cowardly Dog. I had a lot of fun with Courage over the years drawing him. I drew him off and on over the course of about 3 or 4 years. He's a nicely-designed character that is based on a simple lima bean shape. Very stylized with his paws and body detail made him easy to draw fast and I'm assuming to get animated overseas. You never know what you'll get back since the main production work for 90% of cartoons are done over in Honk Kong or wherever so the simplier your character, the better the results.

I still get a LOT of kids who LOVE Courage and always ask me what happened to the cartoon. Simply, he ran his course and he's been phased now out to make room for a new series of something else. You may still be able to catch reruns of the cartoon on Cartoon Network. They made 52 episodes total and it's a decent, well-written show. He had a great run of short stories in the comics as well. As for these sketches I posted, I do sometimes draw with a colored pencil instead of a normal lead one just to change it up and keep sketching fun. I'll post more tomorrow!


jesseOsauchelli said...

i loved this show u drew him so good thow

toxichiwa said...

That's some neat scketches you have here ! I used to watch Courage, and I still love it to this day.