Monday, August 09, 2010

Supergirl and Batman walk into a bar...

I previously blogged about the cartooning class I teach in the summer, and how I discuss basic shape and form as templates for your final drawings. I have a few basic drawings of a mannequin I print out for the students to see the shapes and guidelines of a beginning sketch.


The mannequin is female, so I usually draw a female character as an example...


...but there's always a boy in the class who doesn't want to draw a girl (...you'll learn, son, you'll learn...) which opens up the opportunity for me to prove that the mannequin drawing is truly nothing more than a mere template...


...and that you can adjust your final drawing to suit your needs. This is where I discuss basic shape and form, and the differences in male and female basic body structure.

And if you have to draw a male character, Batman is always the go-to guy for me. ;)

3 comments:

MOCK! said...

Boy, the kids in your class are lucky...

I'm scrolling back quickly but can't find where you blogged about the class....will you put a link up to the post?

Bubbashelby said...

Thanks Mock - explanation posted ;)

Goobeetsablog said...

yeah.
cool!

I like these lessons.
You should make a blog or
a .pdf for comic book kids!

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