1930's Character Design: Illustrate Iconic Characters Staff Pick

Jon Brommet, Graphic Designer

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15 Lessons (1h 10m)
    • 1. Class Intro

      2:30
    • 2. Enamel Pin Contest

      0:58
    • 3. A Brief History of Animation

      10:53
    • 4. The Amazing Fleischer Studios

      9:51
    • 5. Anthropomorphism & Your Project

      4:08
    • 6. Drawing Pie Eyes

      9:09
    • 7. Creating Mr.Liquor

      3:00
    • 8. Drawing Mouths

      5:28
    • 9. Creating Money Bags

      2:37
    • 10. Drawing White Gloves

      4:19
    • 11. Background Design Inspiration

      2:02
    • 12. Creating My Guitar Character

      2:16
    • 13. Put It all Together

      9:14
    • 14. Outro

      1:55
    • 15. ClassPromo

      1:55
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Project Description

Anthropomorphism!

What?

Pick an intimate object or animal and make them a loveable, or creepy, or terrifying character! Do this by drawing eyes, gloves, and other elements taught in class. Or watch vintage 1930's cartoons for your own inspiration. I've listed some of my favourites below.

Collaboration!

On top of drawing your character, you can choose to draw and ink an element on it's own. Meaning pick a mouth, a set of eyes, eyebrows, shoes, etc and post just one to your project. I will be taking some of my favourites from each project and combining it into one collaborated character!

List of super awesome 1930's cartoons:

Swing You Sinners - 1930

Bimbo's Initiation - 1931

Betty Boop The Old Man Of The Mountain - 1933

Betty Boop Red Hot Mamma - 1934

More Learning:

The Animation Process - 1938

Why cartoon characters wear gloves - Vox

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