It’s kind of a challenge, drawing a dwarf. His proportions are much different than a regular person. I have to use certain “tricks” to emphasize his lovable stature and appearance. It’s not enough just to make him shorter than Al; his hands and head tend to be larger, also I usually make his legs very short and almost non-existent. Giving him substantial legs of any length tends to make him look too big. But here, today, is a sketch with those luscious gams, in full glory:
Look, he’s got knees! Even in this pic, you can see he seems taller. It’s a challenge, to say the least. So I usually exaggerate by making them legs as short as possible. Giving him a tunic/chainmail skirt helps as well.
This is also why Peter tends to look more “cartoony” than the other characters. That also helps to make him a funny, funny guy.
Well, that’s all for the art lesson today.