Could it be that this character – Count Von Count – had some impact on your ability to count? If not, that’s OK… but surely – he’s one of the most popular characters (and vampires!) on Sesame Street – for this very reason.
Here in this lesson – it appears that he’s just beginning… hence the cute number ‘cartoon one’.
Von, two, three, let’s draw!
First Step – Can You Visualize This? Sketch it Out to Help…
If we were to zoom in on his puppet bones… we might come across a series of wires, wood, metal, etc. Here though – we can visualize this character ahead of time, by sketching out a simple framework – in this case, a stick person.
Of course – it’s not at all about drawing a ‘stick person’… but if it helps – it IS about having a quick peek into the components that compose the Count – before you attempt to draw him…
The orange parts of course – are positioned to indicate the lines of his cape/cloak – as I intended to draw them. You can change this to suit the look you’re going for.
OK, here we go…
Second Step – How to Draw Count Von Count
Beginning with his ‘reverse-diamond-like’ nose – followed by an ‘almost unibrow’ (not quite like Burt’s)… go ahead and bring this character into view using the following steps to help you plan and sequentially progress.
Have fun creating this ultra-cool Sesame Street character!
And so it ends… err – begins!! — the count that is!
But before you go – you might be wondering about the colors I chose for his cape. Actually, the inside of his cape is a mixture of different colors — and for sure… if you’ve got the patience, take the the time to bring forth a more authentic look for this part of the character.
Again. Congrats on a job well drawn! 🙂