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Cartooning 101: Bodies and Poses

Ira Marcks, Illustrator

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10 Videos (51m)
    • Introduction

      1:38
    • Tools

      1:46
    • Let's Talk Torsos

      4:04
    • Applying Gravity

      1:53
    • Cartoon Aerobics

      4:07
    • The Action Line

      2:14
    • Hands and Feets

      5:38
    • Poses Part 1

      13:03
    • Poses Part 2

      15:18
    • Class Project / Wrap Up

      0:58

About This Class

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Welcome Cartooning 101: A guide to the illustrative language of comics and cartoon art!

In this class I'll be teaching how to draw a cartoon body. We begin with the basics of proportion, torso styles, limbs, hands, and feet. Next, we'll apply gravity to the situation and give our new character a sense of balance. Then we apply our skills by creating a series of emotive and action-packed poses!

If you want more cartooning tips check out my other classes!

Cartooning 101: Faces and Expressions 

Draw a Diary Comic

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Very usefull classes containing important information on expressive cartoon character drawing! Excelent work! :)
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It is a nice class with good examples and it's a joy just to watch the process. Surely a fun and helpful class.
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Ira Marcks

Illustrator

His books include a graphic novel, Witch Knots, an illustrated adventure book, The Aquarium Drift, and a kid's guide to artistic careers, Creative Every Day. His work is inspired by vintage cartoons, science fiction, poetry and children's books.

Ira's freelance work is a blend of illustration, design, and narrative. He has worked with large-scale public art projects, craft breweries, performing arts centers, educational programs, roller derby leagues, and culture papers.

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