January 14, 2008
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: :01 Stop: Watch

from the drawing board of Brian Ralph



32 Comments on “ Draw Like a Ralph ”

  • George O'Connor | January 14th, 2008 1:38 pm

    Very nice. I really dig this sort of thing.

  • Sherm Cohen | January 14th, 2008 11:15 pm

    There’s an awful lot of great ideas and drawing philosophy in this delightfully-drawn cartooning tutorial! The nice surprise is that this is a brilliant example of storytelling. Somehow you manage to combine real drawing lessons with some personal ranting! ..and by adding in some autobiographical story elements, you come up with a comic strip that’s so good I wish I had a poster of it on my wall right now. Man, I LOVE it! Great stuff!

  • Joann Wells Greenbuam | January 15th, 2008 7:51 am

    I soooo love this page, what a treat, it speaks volumes to me.

  • Chris Duffy | January 16th, 2008 12:19 pm

    That was really funny! You should do comics for a kids’ humor magazine…like, I don’t know…Nickelodeon Magazine or something!!!!

  • Box Brown | January 18th, 2008 1:19 pm

    Wonderful, Mr. Ralph. Great workings!

  • Eva | January 18th, 2008 1:24 pm

    Love “Draw like a Ralph”! Totally get it! Would love to have you visit my blog at http://evasicons.blogspot.com/ for any comments ideas you have. Thanks very much!

  • Paul | January 18th, 2008 1:38 pm

    Ha, cool. I got one of those little wooden figures once. I got home, opened it, and then thought “Shit, why did I get this?”, and put it far in the back of my desk drawer never to be seen again.

  • Valerie Parizeault | January 18th, 2008 1:48 pm

    brilliant πŸ™‚ I actually did destroy my dummy-drawing-thingnie out of exasperation!

  • Tom | January 18th, 2008 2:04 pm

    Very nice – looking forward to the next one, I’m going to share this with my daughter.

  • Elgin Subwaysurfer Bolling | January 18th, 2008 2:28 pm

    Great way to intoduce this subject. I will definitely be tuning in. I too got one of those stupid dummies. They;re great for making your figures look just as stiff and wooden as they are. I got a GI Joe Doll instead and that worked buch better. At least with the GI Joe DOll you can see realistic folds and wrinkles as well as how different lighting effects the face and body.

  • Andrew | January 18th, 2008 3:17 pm

    Hahahaha, nice!

  • Bob Flynn | January 18th, 2008 8:35 pm

    Funny and informative. I actually enjoyed the expressions and gestures of your character. You have mad skills, thanks for sharing them with everyone.

  • Chad C | January 18th, 2008 10:54 pm

    That was some good art school hippie speak.

  • Zephyr | January 19th, 2008 3:43 am

    Crazy brilliant man! Seriously anticipating for part 2.

  • Vee | January 19th, 2008 7:03 am

    Great and fun.
    I found one spelling error.
    Silhouette is misspelled.
    I am also looking forward to the next installment!

  • Richard Bailey | January 20th, 2008 5:17 pm

    Great stuff!
    Yeah, smash all those awful wooden manikins. Ha hah, they are drawing vampires.

  • tali | January 21st, 2008 3:55 am

    awesome! I hate those dumb wooden dolls too.

  • Soo | January 22nd, 2008 12:21 am

    love this, ralph

  • Jarrod | January 22nd, 2008 1:45 pm

    First time reader. I can’t wait to see more!

  • Jason | January 25th, 2008 9:45 am

    Great job. Look forward to future installments.

  • Lana | January 26th, 2008 1:07 pm

    Inspirational & fun little tutorial–keep up the good work! πŸ™‚

  • Dean Trippe | February 2nd, 2008 9:23 pm

    Yesssss. That was fantastic. πŸ™‚

  • John A. Walsh | February 6th, 2008 12:05 pm

    I’m a little late to the party, but this was great!

  • Thiagarajan | February 8th, 2008 9:53 pm

    Okay….that was awesome…
    look forward to future installments

  • Thiagarajan | February 9th, 2008 1:01 am

    Hey,can you also tell us how to do facial expressions and stuff??
    I usually find that very hard..

  • TDolce | February 12th, 2008 11:22 am

    Great little tute,…give us more! I have one of those wooden dolls too. What a piece of junk! It has NEVER helped me out in a jam…EVER! I would have been better of with a frigg’n Ken doll.

  • Acomplia | February 16th, 2008 12:39 pm

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Scroodler (scribbler + doodler) | March 21st, 2008 1:44 pm


  • Sean Bluestone | May 3rd, 2008 2:58 pm

    Ha, nice one. I like the facial expressions. I recently started a drawing tutorial website at http://www.howto-draw.com I’d be happy to hear what you have to say.
    Cheers – Sean

  • Ron | June 19th, 2008 3:40 am

    keep up the good work!p

  • Richard | May 3rd, 2011 2:26 am


  • Lester, Adult Tricycle | June 8th, 2011 8:08 am

    Fantastic art. I like it! I have those little wooden figures on my office desk by the way.

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