Cartoon Club – Introduction to Cartooning Online Course
This is an online cartooning course for kids and BIG kids (that’s you adults!) who love to doodle and get creative. If you want to improve your drawing skills, create your own cool characters and draw fantastic cartoon scenes, this is the course for you!
|🕗 Duration||8.7 hours|
|✍️ Skill Level||all levels|
This course will be available July 2021
This is an online cartooning course for kids and BIG kids (that’s you adults!) who love to doodle and get creative. If you want to not only improve your drawing skills but also create your own cool characters and draw fantastic cartoon scenes, this is the course for you!
Who’s the course for?
The course is aimed at both beginners, who have not done a lot of cartooning before, as well as keen doodlers who want to develop their own style. This online cartooning course is based on my Cartoon Club for Kids (ages 8-12) and Discover Your Inner Cartoonist (adult) online art classes. So no matter your age, if you enjoy putting pen to paper, I think you'll be surprised at just how creative you can be!
What will you learn?
Here's an overview of what you'll learn in the Introduction to Cartooning Online Course.
- The fun way to be drawing simple cartoons in no time
- How to capture great expressions on the faces
- Show action and motion in your characters
- Use lettering, bubbles and shapes to draw words
- Design your own cool characters
- Create a full cartoon scene on a topic
- Make your characters pop with colour
How's it different?
This cartooning course is more than just a step-by-step instruction on how to draw characters. I’ll explain how I approach each drawing, how I play with ideas to design interesting characters, and the types of questions I ask myself when my drawing isn't quite working out how I want. My goal is to give you the skills to be creative with your cartoon characters and solve challenges when you’re working on your own.
Can I try it out? Yes!
If you're wondering if the course is right for you, grab your pencil and try my Course Taster. It's one full cartooning exercise from the section on Capturing Expression. You'll see if my teaching style suits how you learn and you'll experience the types of exercises you'll see in the rest of the course.
The Course Taster is about 20 minutes long and all you need is a pencil and paper. I promise it’s fun - I think you’ll be surprised at just how creative you can be!
What materials do I need for the course?
It's all really basic stuff. There's also a video on the course where I explain my personal favourite materials but this list will get you started:
- Pencil (I like 2B or 3B but any will do)
- Black fine liner (I use 0.5mm usually)
- Sketchbook or printer size paper
- Pencil crayons
- Black marker or brush marker (optional for outlining)
Safe Online Environment for Children
DBS checked and approved