Play with different features -- bug eyes, pug noses, horns & skin textures -- whatever your imagination can create.
We'll start with humanoid forms and normal eyes, mouths, ears, and noses then explore altering them in every way you can imagine, and bringing them to life with shading.
Pencil, paper and ideas are all you'll need.
Want to have some fun and test your drawing skills?
Not sure where to start?
Stop by by the TIC art studio any Thursday from 5-6 and let Santos challenge you with scribble drawing, quick characters, round-robin and gemelos, even Pictionary.
Our inspiration will be Piper Thibodeau, who specializes in illustrations like this "Yarn Cat."
At each class students will draw, ink, and color a small illustration based on one of Thibodeau's animal word play prompts.
Drawing skills will include overlapping, choosing harmonious colors, texture, density, etc.
Students will draw and ink a different Zentangle animal portrait each week.
Students should bring photos of their own pets or favorite animals to these classes.
Drawing topics will include contrast, value, focal point, line quality, informal vs formal symmetry in design, etc.
We'll draw manga main characters and explore the many art styles of Japanese comic books.
Students will be lead step-by-step through the process of sketching, inking, and coloring with colored pencils, and will be encouraged to suggest their favorite manga as inspiration for the following week.
Focusing on the main character and art style of a different anime each week, we'll develop skills in making digital artwork using Adobe Photoshop's filters, layer modes, and layer effects to make your artwork look just like it came out of a Japanese cartoon!
Draw - scan - complete... repeat. Inspirations for each week will come from student suggestions of their favorite anime.