Cartoonify Yourself: Turn a Photo into a Cartoon Character!

SP Van der Merwe, Illustrator & Cartoonist

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12 Lessons (37m)
    • 1. 01 - Intro

      1:22
    • 2. 02 - Equipment

      0:54
    • 3. 03 - The Photo

      1:07
    • 4. 04 - Gesture

      3:11
    • 5. 05 - Cartoon Proportions

      2:08
    • 6. 06 - Rough Sketch

      4:05
    • 7. 07 - Structure

      1:30
    • 8. 08 - Linework

      9:14
    • 9. 09 - Color

      3:21
    • 10. 10 - Shading

      4:06
    • 11. 11 - Extra Credit

      4:06
    • 12. 12 - Final Thoughts

      1:33
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About This Class

Ever wondered what it would be like if you were a character in your favourite animated cartoon? Well, wonder no more!!

In this class I will be taking you step by step through my process of creating a cartoon drawing from a photo. That way, you can see how you would look as a cartoon character! You can use any photo you like, it doensn't necessarily have to be one of you!

We will be going from the initial photo, to capturing the gesture, and then modifying it to be more cartoony..

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We will then add a rough design sketch over it, and then start working on the structure of the character by using simple shapes. This helps a lot with shading and placing the character in 3D space! We will then move on to linework, which is the longest phase but the most fun! (for me at least... :))

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After that, we will slap some color onto this character, add some shading and special fx, post processing and then we're done!! How easy is that?

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So join me in class, and let's get Cartooning!