Cartooning: Drawing Faces and Expressions

Ira Marcks, Illustrator / Storyteller

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10 Videos (23m)
    • Introduction

    • Tools

    • Face Basics

    • Face Variations

    • The Forehead

    • Turning the Head

    • Face Details

    • Finding Inspiration

    • Expressions

    • Wrap Up

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About This Class


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

74 of 74 students recommendSee All

Ira's classes are some of the very best classes I have ever taken. I can tell he is a teacher. He goes so in-depth with the instructions that make you feel like you are taking a class from a private institute. I am so pumped for these classes that I actually did the projects. You know... sometimes I watch the classes to learn, but these classes also inspired me to actually start drawing.
Ricardo Diaz

Becoming an Ai pro.

Very informative and easy to follow. Great stuff!
Perfect for absolute beginners like me to start to have fun drawing





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.

Follow me on Instagram for art stuff and get semi-weekly updates/inspiration from my Newsletter.

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