Disney Pixar’s SOUL is finally coming home 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital today, March 23! Yesterday I was able to attend a roundtable session with Pixar Artist Michael Yates, who worked on SOUL and he led a “How To Draw Joe From SOUL” tutorial. Michael Yates was kind enough to answer a few questions we had on making SOUL, one of which he discussed the the character which he particularly struggled with creating being Joe Gardner. He found inspiration in creating the character from those around him, Father Figures, Uncles, Neighbors and even Musicians. Check out this How To Draw Joe From SOUL step by step and more information on the Pixar Soul Bonus Features.
You can also watch the How To Draw Joe From SOUL step by step video below! The video also contains “How To Draw Joe As A Soul”
How To Draw Joe From SOUL
Now lets try this step by step guide on How To Draw Joe From SOUL. Directions are from the video above, the how to drawing was given directly from Pixar Artist Michael Yates, who worked directly on the Pixar Soul film. Also, if you want to learn how to draw Joe in “soul” form, the video above also includes a detailed step by step guide.
The shape of Joe’s head is sort of a weird bean shape, with bigger cheeks and a more narrow top of the head.
He has smaller eyes, that go into little circles. He has a bigger nose with a simple round shape and add in nostrils.
Joe is usually sort of optimistic. So, he has a smile to the lips and add in a little mustache.
Joe always has a gentle smile, because of this the eyebrows point a bit up. He is older so you will want to add some wrinkles in here and there. And he usually wears a turtle neck.
Joe is always wearing his hat. Have the hat cut into the head and don’t forget to add in the bit of hair on the sides above the ears.
The last thing Yates usually draws in are the glasses. He says with story boards the most important thing is to see the eyes, so he draws the outline of the glasses and leaves it open in the middle, so it is clear how Joe is feeling.
Pixar’s Soul Bonus Features
- Deleted Scenes
- Introduction – Writer Mike Jones and story supervisor Kristen Lester introduce the Soul deleted scenes.
- Mentor Orientation – Joe sneaks into the You Seminar Mentor Program orientation, trying to figure out how on earth he can get back to…Earth.
- Clubhouse Forgery – Joe follows 22 into her “secret lair” as she reluctantly agrees to help him find his way back to Earth.
- Home Lessons – Stuck inside Joe’s body, 22 clumsily attempts to help the downstairs neighbor.
- Living the Dream – Joe has a heart-to-heart with 22 about her fear of living on Earth, then tries to make his way back home via a dream portal.
- Press Shot – Joe, stuck in a cat’s body, and 22, stuck in Joe’s body, take the subway to the jazz club for a publicity photography session.
- Audio Commentary – View the film with audio commentary by director Pete Docter, co-director/writer Kemp Powers and producer Dana Murray.
- Not Your Average Joe – See the thought and care that went into crafting Joe and his story in Pixar’s first film to feature a Black leading character.
- Astral Taffy – Get an in-depth look at the artistry and technical innovation that went into creating the sets and characters of Soul’s world.
- Pretty Deep for a Cartoon – The filmmakers tackle big questions, such as: Where does a newborn’s personality come from? What’s the meaning of life? And more!
- Into the Zone: The Music and Sound of Soul – Explore the movie’s different sonic worlds and discover how music drives and adds specificity to Joe’s journey.
- Soul, Improvised – See how the Pixar Systems team and Soul’s crew managed to finish the film on schedule during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Jazz Greats – Giants of the jazz world who consulted on Soul share their passion and hard-won wisdom about what music is and does for us all.
*bonus features may vary by retailer and product