I’ve known Renita for a while now. Originally from America, Renita now lives in Wigtown, which the book town in Scotland, with the most stunning views across the estuary. When I’ve performed at the festival, the children have all been whipped up to a frenzy by Renita, who welcomes them in and “settles them down” [...]
All the parts that make up a face go in to creating the look of emotions. It is the relationship of these parts and how they are twisted and drooped and lifted and angled that creates the impression of an emotion.
I think that most emotion comes from the eyes. Circles with dots in are the easiest way to get emotion into a character. the rest -the eyebrows, nose and mouth are like accents in writing, they change the meaning of the eyes, so that angry eyes could also be concentrating hard kind of eyes, but the mouth will probably finish the effect of the emotion. showing teeth for anger and a set jaw for concentration and determination.
learn all the different shapes that the parts of the face can make then you can put them all together to create different emotions.
Designing your own cartoon characters is not easy. It takes time and thought. Of course you can just do carbon copies of other people’s characters, but in the end that won’t get you far. You need to design original characters. Thes come from you and are very often a prt of your personality. Just keep drawing and let the character evolve.
Learn to draw the One direction Boys in a cartoon style all in one go! :)
The Bubzbeauty YouTube Channel started a YouTube meme called 40 expressions at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEPt02mEpuc and this is my response to that video. Drawing 40 different expressions in one take without any cuts or editing. one or two don’t quite get it right, but on the whole I’m very pleased. It’s not about the quality of the drawing but getting and essence of the expression. Hope you like it. What would make some other great expressions that were missed of?
from computer mouse to cartoon mouse!
Tracing is not cheating. It’s how we can learn from others who have worked out how to draw something. I fear that children don’t do tracing anymore as they are given photocopied worksheets to colour in instead.
When you trace an image, the shape of that image goes into the brain. Colouring in is a gentle pastime – it’s not learning. Tracing increases hand-eye coordination and builds up muscle memory to allow you to draw things you’ve not tried before. It’s a kind of rehearsal.
All professional artists trace when they want to get things right and in the right place – yes, even Michael Angelo and leonardo daVinci traced. That was the original meaning of a cartoon – it was a tracing for a major painting, built up from all the preliminary sketches. Tracing is how you put a complex piece of artwork together.
Tracing s not cheating – get over it!
You can see this and my other videos in schools and libraries by going to my own video website, www.shoo-tube.com. You can embed the videos in your own blog, or school or library or personal website. Instructions here.
If you have read Monster Boy – Mummy Menace, then you will probably want to know how to draw a Mad Marauding Mummy – click the picture to watch the video and learn how.
Here is a new video for you. Just Click the picture. How to draw Ricky Rocket. It’s on my new site www.shoo-tube.com. I’ve a million ideas for the site and can’t wait to bring you new and exciting features and possibly competitions!
You should be able to view these on your school networks. If not, just ask your IT department to unblock www.shoorayner.com and www.shoo-tube.com. Enjoy!