These little cars appeared and multiplied like rabbits at my nephew's last birthday party. I am pretty sure they are called hot wheels - They are relatively heavy and travel a fair distance - They do get under foot. Looking closer, they have lots of detail and very fun to draw.
Today was the Oregon Society of Artists monthly luncheon and demo. The theme this month is the figure and portraiture so James King did a demo of his style of figure drawing which is very nearly an animators style, large shapes are broken down into butterflies and jelly beans and the outlines are a series of long intersecting arcs. Once you see his blog and I tell you he is an engineer it all makes sense.