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How To Cartoon your Surroundings - Cartoonize objects, animals and people.

teacher avatar Fady Rizkallah, Cartoonist and Caricaturist

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Lessons in This Class

8 Lessons (26m)
    • 1. What to expect to Learn

    • 2. Cats

    • 3. Coffee and Donut

    • 4. A Lamp

    • 5. A Laptop

    • 6. That Guy

    • 7. Headphones With Coloring

    • 8. The Project

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About This Class

From the very first moment you open up your eyes till you go back to your bed, you use objects, deal with pets -may be-, interact with people. 

In this Class How To Cartoon your Surroundings - Cartoonize objects, animals and people, Fady the Cartoonist and Illustrator will teach you how to look at those objects and creatures like a potiential cartoon figures and characters, also how to extract from any complicated character or object those simple lines and shapes that will make your path through drawing them way easier. 


Fady in this 26 minutes class will reveal the secrets to drawing cartoon objects out of the most common ones or the boring ones may be, to turn them out to be appealing and interesting

Before starting this class we highly recommend to watch Fady’s previous classes to make the most out the this one; The First Class is How To Draw Cartoon Characters With Interesting Features And Expressions. And the Second Class is How To Draw Cartoon Character - Body, Hands, Feet, Clothes - Easy.


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Fady Rizkallah

Cartoonist and Caricaturist


Hello, I'm Fady a freelancer Cartoonist, Illustrator and Caricaturist based in Cairo, Egypt.

I have started illustration since a very early age and ten years ago I worked as a full time  Art Teacher in an American School in Egypt, after that I became a Freelancer artist.

I do several art styles and I use several mediums yet my passion always goes to Cartoons and Caricatures. 

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1. What to expect to Learn: from the moment to get up in the morning until you go back to your bet. You deal with a lot of people, a lot of objects. How about drawing these objects but not drawing them in the regular way? We're going to draw them from a cartoonist perspective. In this last, you're going to learn how to car to lies, those objects and people you deal with in every day. My name is Fadi. I'm a cartoonist, caricaturist and illustrator raised in Egypt. You're going to learn in this class how to extract those simple shapes that will help you out to draw the most complex objects over characters in this class, I will be using procreate and apple pencil, but definitely you can apply those rules and follow up with me step by, step through your pencil and paper. So bring whatever medium you want to draw with and your favorite drink. And let's learn something really fun today. 2. Cats: If you are cat owner like myself, probably the first thing you wake up in the morning is seeing your cat's face. The first key toe drawing a complicated character is to extract the basic shapes out off this character like I'm doing. And then you start by copying those shapes. Aside of your character, it's a triangle that resembles the head above the head or the ears, and then the body is another triangle. The tail is also a little bit oval, but let's say it's with pointed, ah, head shape. And then you start adding the characters, adding the characters As a cartoonist, you have old right to exaggerate as long as you are keeping or maintaining the characters shape. So in here I am exaggerating the eyes size and the placement off the eyes as we have learned before. And then we add some funny mouth and nose and, of course, the stash off the kit. You can also add some accessories to your character like you get may be in the real life. She doesn't have a cooler, but here you have the right to add the accessories. You want an ice cooler and interesting things that adds more value and life to the character of drawing. And what I'm doing now is toe press on the searching lines toe confirm my drawing and saying that this is my final result, that I want it, Toby, either populist as it is or adding some colors as we are going to see in this class in the coming lessons. Later, as you can see here, in order to make life easier for me, I try to avoid the hair off the cat, which is pretty much work by adding some patterns and just say shading them. 3. Coffee and Donut: If you are like me and many others, the first thing you look to in the morning is to prepare your coffee. As a cartoonist, you are going to draw the first thing you have in the morning from a cartoonist perspective . First things first. We extract the regular shapes out off the most complicated shapes Mug. We draw a very basic rectangle, and for the donut, of course it will be like a circle. But here I'm going toe. Take it from a very different perspective, which is? I'm goingto make this mug speak out like it's a character with, as you can see now, with legs and hand is bending around his waist when he's waste. That's what I want to say. Ah, and also, I will go a little bit further in order to add maybe why not? Eyes and ah, eyebrows. Also, maybe a sneaky smile. Not to mention that what I'm doing now are the searching lines. Not yet the final touches adding some sleeves. So the arm and as we mentioned, the donut will be a very regular circle, but we're going toe learn how to look inside the shape we are drawing. If you are going to draw a very basic circle. This will not make it looks, um, lively. So you have tow train your mind how to look inside the shape itself. Why not? We make this mug putting his, uh, right arm on the shoulder as we think that there is a shoulder for the donut. It will look very interesting now for the final touch or the confirmation lines, as I usedto call them. Ah, maybe we can put some retouch or modifying, as you can see now, after that, I'm going toe remove the searching lines in order to see how it looked like after removing the red lines that I called searching lines. So, uh, that you can learn how shapes will look like after just adding the confirmation line. 4. A Lamp: If you are going to write down your to do list for the day, what you need is a side lamp or a disk lamp like this, and we're going toe. Draw it. What I did first is toe extract, the basic shapes, as we have learned before. And then we put ah, those basic shapes on our drawing. This is a basic rectangle. The base off the lamp is an oval, and we can exaggerate the size off the button. As you can see, you have all the right to exaggerate. Make this looks bigger, smaller. Whatever you want to do, as long as you are not affecting the shape off the character or the object you are drawing , I don't mean by affecting the shape is not exaggerating. The shape, I mean by affecting the shape is ah, getting it out off the track whenever you feel. Oh, this doesn't look as a lamp. Here is ah, an alarm that you have Ah, gun too far. That's what I mean by taking your exaggeration too far. I feel that I don't have to talk a lot about what I'm doing because we already digested the techniques off. What I'm doing. But to recap is the first to extract the basic shapes out off the complicated things or the complicated objects. And then you drove them down. And then you go with the details with your rules. Either toe make stuff bigger, smaller? This is your call. I will let you with the drawing, and then we are going to proceed with the next lesson. 5. A Laptop: So now, after you wrote down the to do list for the day, you are now ready to grab your laptop and check out and surf the Internet drawing laptop that has a static rectangle shape. Been a challenge to me. How can I cartoon eyes this laptop? So now we are going to follow the same old school technique. We are going to draw a rectangle toe, extract the regular shape out of the laptop. But now I'm going to bend those lines off the rectangle in order to make it looks a little bit cartoonish. Since cartoonists are starving for making characters, I'm going to add two eyes for this laptop screen as well as some my bro's and a sneaky smile. Sometimes I don't feel that is enough to add on the eyes. I push it a little bit further with some hands that making some sort of gesture, that giving this laptop a character or personality, as I'm going to do right now. - Now , after we're done with assertion lines, let's start confirming those lines and making some modifications if needed, as we used to do in the previous lessons 6. That Guy: Whenever you decide to get out of bed and get out off your room, the first thing you may meet is a person, a real one. How about making this person as a cartoon character? We're going to start by finding the basic shapes out off his face and body in this character. I found that he got a rectangular, uh, head shape and around, buddy. Also, if you have any problem drawing the head shapes, we can go back to my class, the first class, how to draw the head shapes. And if you have any hard time drawing the features including the eyes, ears, mouth, nose you can refer back to my second class how to drove the features. Um, I take here toe the features was to make his eyes more rounding and the stash more full. And his chin is bigger than it should be. And that is my take. Maybe yours could be better. - My approach to the body I choose not to exaggerate too much in the body volume. Ah, as I told you, that is my perspective. Maybe you choose to make him mortar. Ah, chubby or more slim. But that was my take you. Definitely. You have the freedom to play with placement off the features as well and the size off the body. - After we finished those searching lines, we are going toe draw the final confirmation lines as we used to do in the previous lessons like 7. Headphones With Coloring: So now we are going to draw the headphones. But we're going to do is what we used to do in the previous lessons. We're going to find out the basic shapes out off the object we are approaching. Now. I find that this is two ovals and just a simple line that is connecting those two ovals. Try to name the shapes by its basic name. Do not say they left you phone or the right. If all say this is an oval and the other one is another oval connected by a simple, curved line, this is the key. Forget about naming the shapes, Start boy saying. It's basic terminology. It's an over. It's a rectangle. It's a circle. This is the key. Forget about what you are drawing. Forget about the name off the object itself, either. It's a mobile phone. Ah, lamp, headphone. This is a rectangle. This is an oval. This is square. This is a triangle. Whatever it is, the basic shape. This is the key again and again. After we're done with drawing the searching lines were going to confirm our lines with the black life. So now, after we are done with the confirmation line. I'm thinking toe, take this project a little bit further and start to color those hateful memes. Let's say that this is a test flight about coloring. That's my techniques that I used to color in my curtains. If you like it, just let me know in the comments, and I will make a specific class concerning how to color your cartoon objects and characters. And but for now, let's say that we're playing together on how I dro and color my cartoon objects. The technique that I use here is, ah, the regular techniques off coloring and shading through the layers and each layer. I just reduced the opacity of each one in order to add another layer with different tone. That's what I use in shading and highlighting the objects. Now I do hope that you have enjoyed this class and you have learned at least something that will help you out through your cartooning journey Draws forget to take the projects that I'm going to explain in the next video and do not also forget to share it with us. I will be there in orderto like say my opinion if I have to and share you my comments as well. Thank you 8. The Project : Now it's your turn. The project is to pick up three objects, or maybe a character that you deal with on a daily basis and try to cartoon eyes it and remember that you can draw and cartoon eyes the most complicated or complex shape and characters by extracting the very basic shapes out of them. And do not forget also that we name the shapes by its basic names. Do not say head saying over a rectangle or whatever it is in order to make it much more easier to draw them in a very simple way. I will be waiting for your participation in this project and do not forget to share to others in order to command and to interact together to make the most out of this class. It was a pleasure. Having you with me in this class and looking forward to meeting you soon in my next class is thank you