Cartooning: Drawing Bodies and Poses

Ira Marcks, Illustrator / Storyteller

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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
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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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Great class, Ira Thank you!
Super helpful, I'm learning so much just by drawing along and watching
Very usefull classes containing important information on expressive cartoon character drawing! Excelent work! :)
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Ira Marcks

Illustrator / Storyteller

 

My name's Ira. I'm a cartoonist/illustrator living in Upstate NY with my wife, dog, two cats and lots of books. In my Skillshare classes, I explore ways to create more meaningful illustrations and comics.

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