Chuck Jones shows how to draw Bugs Bunny and other WB characters

Here are a few short videos (on YouTube) in which the ever brilliant Chuck Jones shows how he draws some of his iconic characters: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Pepe le Pew, Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner.

“…learn how to draw a carrot, then you can hook a rabbit onto it.”

“Depending on what our budget is, we can use three or two whiskers.”

[Via Kottke]


11 Replies to “Chuck Jones shows how to draw Bugs Bunny and other WB characters”

  1. As a child I used to draw tortoises. Their heads were no more than an oval with a mouth ‘en profil’ and I called them Plokkie, just out of the blue.
    How I wish all these cartoon characters would come alive today.
    Thanks, Charley!
    P.S. Don’t forget Cow and Chicken. Cow’s udder is a round stool on four legs.

  2. May I know what kind of pencil and paper did Jones use? Simply graphite pencil? As I see that he can draw a real dark line with just a single heavy stroke.

  3. Actually, the mistake is mine. Usually when I feature an animation I show a sequence of screenshots from one video. In this case I didn’t and the images look like the much more common blog convention of embedding the video directly in the post (which I don’t do). Sorry for the confusion.

  4. Thanks Charley! I really don’t know there is Carbon Pencil! But I am afraid I can’t get it from my local store, as I live in Hong Kong.

    But you really give a piece of useful information, thanks again.

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