Cartooning: Drawing Faces and Expressions

Ira Marcks, Illustrator / Cartoonist

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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
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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

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Quick but good. I can't wait to start drawing!
Very well done! He definitely is very professional. I loved this class so much from the very beginning!
Marshmelo .

Animation student and traveler

Absolutely fantastic and helpful tutorial by clearly going through and describing the understanding of shapes, angles expression breakdown, and pro tips. This class is a must see for both students and pros!

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Ira Marcks

Illustrator / Cartoonist

 

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 classes, I explore ways to create meaningful illustrations and tell stronger stories.

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