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Cartooning 101: Faces and Expressions

Ira Marcks, Illustrator

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10 Videos (23m)
    • Introduction

      1:20
    • Tools

      1:21
    • Face Basics

      2:45
    • Face Variations

      1:09
    • The Forehead

      0:36
    • Turning the Head

      1:29
    • Face Details

      1:13
    • Finding Inspiration

      2:18
    • Expressions

      10:19
    • Wrap Up

      0:41

About This Class

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Welcome to the first class in my series on cartooning and comic art!

~ In this class I share the basic techniques to designing a cartoon face and explore the visual language of facial expressions by studying the 'looks' of a wide variety of popular cartoon characters. All students are encouraged to share their own drawings and experiments inspired by the material covered in this class.

~ Students of all levels are welcome and no special skills or tools are required. Looking for more cartooning classes?

Check out my first Skillshare class: Draw a Diary Comic

20 of 20 students recommendSee All

great contents , good examples, easy to follow i learned a lot and had fun! thanks!
I took this class with my nine year old who is learning to cartoon. She really enjoyed it and has not stopped practicing. I've always cartooned, but it was fun to go back to the basics with her and Ira is a good teacher.
Fun and easy to learn!
Diana Nemesu

Watercolor artist DianaNemesu.com

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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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