Comedian Ronald Reagan

I created these spot illustrations as a collection of funny quotes
and interesting facts about U.S. President Ronald Reagan.

*click on any Reagan cartoon to enlarge entire collection

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Reagan Model Sheets

 

Each realistic drawing is based off of a photo of Reagan (shown to the right). 

Below each realistic drawing, I practiced making him into a cartoon using the pose in whatever drawing is above it.

Notes to Myself

  • Draw Reagan from the side (left & right), front, looking down, looking up, and at angles

  • Hair is always parted to the left

  • Angled, rectangular eyebrows

  • Thin upper lip

  • Arrow nose, Scrunched on top

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Concept Sketches Pg 1
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Concept Sketches Pg 2
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Concept Sketches Pg 3
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Concept Sketches Pg 4 & Fun Facts About Ronald Reagan
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Thumbnails & Quotes from Reagan
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"Surgery"
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"Naps"
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"Dinosaurs"
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"Clint Eastwood Acting with a Chimp"
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"Feeding the White House Squirrels"
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"Jelly Beans"
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Ronald Reagan – Character Model Sheet

This is me developing my character after the realistic drawings. 

 

It was fun to play around with how I wanted Reagan to look because as cartoons, certain features can be exaggerated,

so I changed this with each character version–finding new things to do, deciding how I wanted the cartoon to look different

each time.  For ex, some cartoons have little bodies and big heads.

 

I think the one I ended up using the most to create my final pieces is the one on the bottom left, looking sideways and pointing.

Concept Sketches, Ideas, Fun Facts About & Quotes from Reagan

These are the beginnings of my single-panel cartoons (one also contains a spot illustration).

Each sketch is based on a quote by Ronald Reagan.

Working Files

These are the first layers (basic body frames and poses) of my single-panel cartoons.

Art Created by Sarah Larson

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