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How To Draw CHARACTERS for Kids

Ed Foychuk, Making Learning Simple

How To Draw CHARACTERS for Kids

Ed Foychuk, Making Learning Simple

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14 Lessons (2h 3m)
    • 1. Characters promo

    • 2. Characters Intro

    • 3. Characters 1

    • 4. Characters 2

    • 5. Characters 3

    • 6. Warm Up Circles

    • 7. Characters 4

    • 8. Characters 5

    • 9. Warm Up Lines

    • 10. Characters 6

    • 11. Warm Up Shading

    • 12. Characters 7

    • 13. Characters 8

    • 14. Characters 9

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About This Class

Welcome to How To Draw CHARACTERS for KIDS!!

This course is designed to take young and new learners through some of the basics of drawing all while helping them learn to copy, and then create, cool characters. 

This course can stand on its own, but it is HIGHLY recommended that new learners study How To Draw BASICS for Kids as a prerequisite. 

You'll note that the instructors are a parent/child team, so this course is definitely designed for kids in mind - that includes tempo, material, and language. At over 2 1/2 hours, this course is perfect for new artists. 

So join us as we bring these new learners into a new level of enjoyment in their drawing passion.

  • This course is primarily designed for learners from 7-12, but may be enjoyed by all who are interested.

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Ed Foychuk

Making Learning Simple



A professional illustrator based mostly in Asia, Ed Foychuk has been published both professionally, and as an Indie creator, in comics. He is best known for his work in creating Captain Corea.

Ed also studied Anatomy and Strength Training in University and is well versed in exercise physiology and muscular anatomy. Perfect for helping you with understanding how to combine art and muscles!

Ed has experience teaching in Academic and Professional settings.

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1. Characters promo: wait, guys, I'm Ed and I'm the father and this is how to draw for kids. Let's take a look inside. In this course, my daughter and I are going to take some of your favorite characters and go through them together. We do this by breaking down some of the basic shapes that make up a character and then looking at how we can recreate it on our own. Now, sometimes it's a total hit, and sometimes it's a bit of a miss. But that's OK, because with the two of us going at it, you're bound to learn a lot from both our mistakes and our successes. We covered thons of cool characters in this course, some of them really well known, and some maybe not as much. But that doesn't matter, because the main point is is understanding what makes them how do we construct them? And then how do we learn to create some on a row? Okay, so are you ready? Get rolling on this course. Yeah, let's do it. Okay, listen, she's gone, and now I can give a message just to the parents. This'll course was made just for kids in mind because as a parent, I know that there's a lot of content out there. A lot of channels that, you know, have some weird redirects. This course, its content creators. Everything is geared towards Children and young learns. So you don't have to worry when you sit your child down in front of this video. Uh, it's custom made. Okay, so that's just between us. 2. Characters Intro: Hey, guys, I'm Ed and I'm jelly. And I'm the father daughter. And this is how to draw characters for kids. Are you a kid, Sam? Or character? Okay, listen, in this course, what are we gonna use to design characters and stuff? Stick stick men, stick men and shape some of the basic stuff that you would have learned in our basics? Course. We're gonna take that and grow it into characters that you know, in love and maybe some you don't. Okay, so this is the basic characters course, and it's gonna be fun. We're gonna, you know, do a whole lot of face designs and all that kind of stuff, right? Are you ready to do this? Yeah. Let's get to it. Oh. 3. Characters 1: Hey, guys, I'm Ed and I'm Jelly And this is the first unit and our how to draw characters. Course. Let's see. Who are you looking at here? Who's our unit? Number one? What's his name? Return. That's right. Good old to me. He's got a big smile on. Hey, but listen, before we get into this, before we start with Timmy, I really wanna emphasize that I hope before you jumped into this course that you've taken our how to draw basics for kids, it's really important that you have some of the foundational lessons that we teach in that course. Okay, so we teach shapes. And what else shading sheeting? Yep. Articulation. What's articulation? Um, like how humans and skeletons like, move like their joints, right? The joints of movement and stuff I get. And what does the course we're working on right now? Characters. That's right. So if we're working on characters right now, you know, you really need to know what articulation is about stuff. And we covered that in our simplified skeleton in that basics course. Right? So if you haven't taken it, get into basics, I know what it might look easier. Sound easy and stuff again. But before you go into more complex courses, make sure you're covered. Okay? There's my disclaimer. It's done. We're getting into Timmy now, right? Okay, So we're looking at this character, Timmy Turner. Yeah, and we're looking at basic shapes, and you can see some of this, The sketch marks that I already have done to create it. I've left them in here. Right. So the easiest one is this big circle. We start the big circle for the character's head. Right now. His head is in a circle, per se, but it starts with that foundation. Okay. And below that circle is almost, like, kind of a pile on or something like that, right? Maybe a triangle, I guess. If we could bring it all the way up if we wanted to. Right. So why don't you bring that off to the side here and just very lightly draw a big circle? And what could be a bit of a triangle here, Right? We don't need that top of the triangle, though. It's just gonna mess with us a little bit. Yeah. Okay. Now, something else Timmy Turner has got is his jaw line here. It's kind of cutting through his face is cutting through this circle, so I might do something like cut it along that way. Okay? Yeah. Okay. I'm hoping that you're following along with me. If it's going to quick through a pause on there right now, I think we're kind of good. I think we're good to get into a little bit more details and stuff like that. So we've got this. Why don't we start on this side of the face here? We're gonna start with his this corner where his hairline would be. Okay. We're gonna come down about halfway, circled in here and come down to wear the John chin are okay. We get for the ear, you could just pulls. Yeah, it's like a six little squiggle for a six. OK, Yeah, that's okay, Joe. You're doing well. 76 and then a little six. Yep. Perfect. Yeah. Now, from the hairline, we can come way over kind of bringing up and then in, so it's almost touching it scalp or that original circle there? Yeah. We could bring another one out and watch. We're gonna bring this back in so it touches a circle over here. So if you want to come this way, if you want to come that away, it's your choice and come out this way if you want. It doesn't really matter. Um, it's up to whatever flows better for you. I kind of I look at it kind of like my going that way. And, you know, that's how I went past this cut line that we did before, right? Because what this is gonna do is we're gonna bring it down and bring it over into the year here. And believe it or not, this is his head. It's really weird looking right. Yeah. Yep. Okay. On top of it, we're gonna draw a ball cap so we can do the brim of the ball cap. Here. You can straighten that up a little bit. That was getting a little bit wonky there. And then the top of the brim is gonna come back, and we're gonna put the top of the cap kind of where his head would be right there. Okay. He's looking OK so far. Yep. Are you doing with the joy? Uhm, you know, at home you're lucky you can throw me on pause. But Joey's got to keep up with me sometimes. Here. So I want to take a break once in while watch her catch up with me. We can watch what she's doing to draw, to catch up and stuff. Right? And you get to hear my voice. Yeah, I'm sure they're really happy about that. Yeah. Okay. Why don't we do next? Um, we'll do the two big guys. They're both sitting right around here. See? Even I mess up on the circles sometimes went here and one next to it. You could do the little circles inside there. Yeah. Now, this one depends how you want to do it. I like to do it in one motion, one sweeping line. So it's gonna go, like, up for the nose for the lip, up for the mouth, and then back down. Why don't we do that one more time for the nose, for the mouth all the way up here and then back down? We want it. We don't want it to bring it all the way to a circle because this circle's gonna be where that faces. Okay. Yep. If we want to, we can go in any race where that noses is going over the I. Jimmy's got two huge front teeth, so I mean, you gotta be Rounder. I think this perfect. He's got a tongue in the back, and then the mouth go Something like that. Not bad. Now we want to draw on his face so we can bring this all the way up there. I think Want to bring in a little bit further out. There we go. Well, that made him look kind of funny. Sometimes it takes a few swipes at it. Okay, so we've got Timmy's face here. How you do enjoy, um, I'm struggling of it, But what? Nothing really like, It's just I'm doing OK. Yeah. Yeah, I think you're doing OK. Yeah. Yeah, I'm doing okay. Okay. Now we're gonna draw too big rectangles up top here. What? It was gonna be his eyebrows right, And we could change them around if we want. You know what? They're lined up this way, but I can kind of do him in a different direction if I want right kind of changing some things around on him and stuff. So go ahead and throw in the eyebrows, however you see fit you can make them angry. You make them surprised. Whatever it is, we're good so far. Okay, Now we're gonna get into the body. We've already got the base for this little triangle type thing. I like to start with the things that seem closer to me. So I'm gonna go with the sleeve. He's got this hand is gonna come down, Actually, not that far. Sorry. Gonna make this a little bit smaller. I think it went to big Little Triangle for a sleeve here, Come down into the hand. Just gonna fold around almost like a bee here. Right? And come back up and we can give it too little lines. You know, these aren't heavily detailed characters or anything like that. So I think we're doing okay with Yeah, on the front side. We're gonna come straight down, put a foot, put a you put another foot and then go up. Let's see if I can do that again for you. See if it makes sense, we're gonna follow this triangle down, come out for a foot, come back for the bottom of the foot, put a big you that's gonna come down to the next foot. It's a little bit lower than the front one is going to come forward. Gonna come back and is gonna come up, and then you can just kind of throw that he shirt in there. Okay, that's Timmy. Jimmy is looking pretty good. And what did I say? Like afterwards? If we want a halo, it I'm gonna go along and just throw in a little bit of a darker line. In case you haven't heard of that term before. Halo Wing is when you kind of do Ah. Ah, heavy outline around a character. You can do it in different colors if you want. It kind of gives Ah, a bit of a sticker effect, right? You don't always have to do it. I like the look of it for animation characters. I think it looks quite good, but, uh, yeah, I think he looks good with or without it. Let's see. Turn my paper a little bit. Sometimes it's hard to get all the edges. Yeah, it is. How you doing over there? Join? Um, I'm doing good. I like how my Timmy looks so cool. It's like not as good a C average. No one. But I feel like, if I practice more on it, you would get good. Sure. That's what it takes it. You said the perfect thing is it's sometimes just takes practice. Right? So you know, if if the first to me you do is a little bit, you know, nothing wrong with doing to me a few times, right? Yeah. Yeah, I agree. I think it looks pretty good. Okay, so 0 10 minutes in. And that's not bad for our first unit into the characters course, because it's 10 minutes. It might seem a little fast, right? Don't worry. The whole reason you've got this video, whether it's on your iPad or the computer or anything like that, is that you can stop it. You can pause it and you can rewind it. Right? So if we're going a little fast, you just slow it on down. Nothing wrong with that at all. Or we wind it and do it again. You know, that's that's what's also about this is that you can do it again and again, right? Okay, guys. So I hope you practice to me a little bit more and, uh, yeah, have fun with him. He's a funny character, right? Yeah, definitely. Right. Practice up, guys. 4. Characters 2: Okay, guys, we're back, and we've got another cool character. Course I was trying for a theme in that. Yeah, it's actually a unit, but whatever, it still works. Right? Okay, so this is character number two. And her name is Blossom Blossom. And she's one of the power puff girls, right? Made from sugar and spice and all things bitter. What? All things nice. Oh, my bad. OK, I got it. Oh, and chemical. Right? She's got a few other things going on there. Okay, so as usual. What? We're looking for some basic shapes just to help with us, you know, establishing the right proportions of the character and stuff. Um, we talked before in our basics unit about proportions, right. What are proportions? Do you remember what proportions are joint? Yeah. It was like the body, the head to the body, to the I like that. Yeah. Yeah. Like if, like, the head is like No, the real of eight. Kind of good guessing you're on the right track. Right? Proportions are not like we could say this character is huge or their tiny or whatever. No, no, no. When we're talking about proportions, we're talking about the body parts and the sizes of them in relationship to each other. And we covered this in our basics course a little bit. Right? Um, usually the basic one that I taught as the rule was, as you already said, was the rule of eight. That's right. You got it. Um, and that means that the character is eight heads toll. But now that I'm looking over a blossom here, she's not eight heads tall. He's to head. She's basically two heads tall, like a T b o K G b is this cute little character that's, you know, the head is almost 50% of the body, and that's what we've got with blossom here. So keep that in mind that when we're looking at the the sizing of it, all the proportions of it all that blossoms head is gonna be almost half of her body here. Okay, Okay. The other interesting thing about Blossom is she's got kind of ah, and oval shaped head going on. It's kind of roundish a little bit. Okay. Um, yeah, I think you know what Those are the main things that I'm going to start with. We can see that she's got, you know, circles for eyes and that kind of stuff, right? And then circles within those circles and circles within those circles and all that. So what I want you to do is off to the side here, try to draw that oval. That's her head again. Yep. Within that oval draw. Let's see. See if it's rideable center. Yeah, right about center. We're gonna draw one. I and another I. And of course, you know what? Your circles aren't gonna look perfect. I don't expect them to. It's okay. Inside of those air. Gonna be another circle and another circle and then maybe another circle in another circle . No. What's the circles going? Okay. Now she kind of looks like an alien. She's definitely weird looking right. How you doing with your story so far? It's good. Yeah. I think you're doing pretty good, right? Yes. All right. Her body comes down off the center of that circle, and it's just kind of this simple little I'm looking thing or something like that. At this point, it looks like a tongue coming out of this head. Yeah, camp. And then I think we can add more details you know, like from this point, we'll come down. The lake will be here there, But I think we're going to do all this in blue. I'm gonna come back at it right now with a little bit more precision. Okay, so what I'm gonna do first is I'm gonna do the outline of my head. It's not gonna be perfect Looking good. Um, I'm gonna come in a little bit more, do the outline of the I do the eye inside this to the eye inside that, and I can even color it if I want to come in here shaded up a little bit. That kind of works for him. She's got this cute little you shape smile. She's got this kind of jodi blocky hair that comes across the top. Yep. Has to they kind of almost rabbit looking years things, But those are actually like a bowl. One top of her head, I think. Okay, why don't we come down here, will draw this foot in first. This is kind of the front of the lower leg, the shin with the foot in it. And then we'll come down here and draw this other leg. You can see she's got this kind of, like, loose, kind of gummy feeling to her legs that they're not really defined or anything. Only thing that kind of defines them a little bit are these circumference bands. And we kind of did this a little bit already when it came to, um, doing circumference lines along a circle and stuff I got, if you remember that, Yeah, okay, we can come down and maybe just off of her body here for a little hook and on this side put a little hook, and then you could really lightly draw them so they touch together and then come in and darken it up, right? You want to darken it up and maybe I'll go in the race. The one that goes through there. There we go. Now my little blossom is missing something. What arms? She got these weird spaghetti arms going on these air. Really simple. They just come off like this when it comes off to the side. And you know what you could have? This one's going up on this side. You could have it going off to the other side if you want. Right, She's got these really easy to draw arms that don't have any form to them or anything. Yeah, and she doesn't have hands right there. Just minutes. It's like she's got socks up to her shoulders or something like that. Yeah. Okay, so blossoms pretty easy here. I think, um I think if you want to, you can go over it and do a bit of an outline to it or something. I got a little bit of a halo. You know what, actually, gonna back that out. I'm gonna show you what a halo would look like with a different color. What if I did it in orange? You can do these halos in different colors sometimes. And it will give kind of a cool effect to it. Just go around the entire character so you can grab one of your pencil crayons at home there if you got one and go around the entire character and it gives that real kind of sticker looking effect to it, right? So once you've got the basic foundation of of your character already drawn out the details put in, you can go around and dual this. Now, if I was to really be using this character for something. I probably do a week old light boxing. What I would do is kind of trace it one more time and do it perfectly. Do all the lines perfectly. Or I would come in really neatly in Sirti race. All of these different construction lines and stuff, You know, I would get in there and really clean it on up on make it look like a much cleaner drawing and stuff. Yeah, So if you want to do that, you can keep an eraser handy and just be ready to clean things up a little bit. Okay? How's yours coming? Joint. Uh, good. I'm doing the outline now. The halo. Well, good. Did you choose a different color? You know, just stick with the Oh, no, I should I'm gonna go for, like, Coralie Pink. Okay. That'll work. Blossom. Yeah, sometimes, you know, you might have a theme that matches the character. If in the halo and stuff, I will say this like if you have a character standing on their own, that works out usually pretty well when it comes to, um, doing some type of halo. But if you've got a character in a scene. Let's say you're drawing a comic book or something like that. And they're standing there in a in a street or something like that. The halo ing doesn't quite have the same impact. It actually kind of hurts sometimes the scene because it it takes a character out of the scene. Okay, So use halos sometimes, if you just doing what we would call pin up art or something like that. Something simple. Um, but otherwise, Yeah, Like I said, if you're storytelling or something, stay away from it a bit. Okay, Joy, What do you think you almost done? Yeah, and, uh, yes. Let's see it all yours. A super cute. What is your so cute? What's going on here is is better minds all wonky, but I need tub work on it, and you do it more and more. Really, That's the key is to just do it again and again and again. Until you get the patterns down. You get understanding what makes that character what it is and stuff, right? Yeah. Um, and what we call that practicing good. I'm glad you got that one right away. Yeah. You just gotta practice, guys. Okay? So if you need to rewind this video and draw this power puff girl again, No. Move your arms in a different direction next time and have fun with the guys. 5. Characters 3: Hey, guys, we're back, and we've got another character course for you here in this unit. We're gonna call cover Jake the dog. Jake the dog. I can't say he really looks like a dog, though. Know what shows this from adventure? Oh, yeah. What's his buddies name? Fin that thin. The human. That also doesn't look like a human. He's got that big sock on his head or something. Right? That's his hat. Okay, well, we're looking at Jake shirt today. And Jake, in my opinion, looks much more like a potato than adult. No, if I was to draw potato, you know he would. There's my potato, and that looks a lot like this talk, But it's cool, because it gives us a lot of flexibility of how Teoh draw him. Basically. And that's why a lot of these animation shows they use these very simple forms to design their characters so that they're easy to play with and stuff. Yeah. Okay, so let's look at the overlying shape of Jake, which is a potato. Yeah. Imagine if I draw this off to the side. It kind of goes like this. And like I said, he looks like a potato. Actually, I wanted to that a little bit fatter. Better that looks like Jake. I have finished drawing Jake units. Done his arms, his eye. Okay, I'll do some other things. So some other things that we've got going on here is we've got one circle for an eye, another circle for an eye, and then another circle for his muscles. That's in the middle. Okay, so we can bring that across and bring it over and do one circle for the I. And you could just rough it in. It's OK. Another circle. Give it some space here. Right. We want some space in between. Another circle for the eye on. We want to kind of have them roughly the same size. Right? And then overlapping both of them is gonna be a circle in the middle. Okay. Yeah, You know what? I think that's probably pretty good. You know, if we want to weaken rough and where the hands and the feet are just that's my adventure times sound effects. And now we can start to get into it. Now that we've got this ugly potato head thing going on off to the side Here we can start to fill in some of these lines, right? Why don't we take a look and start with the nose? Because that's ahead of everything else, right? So he's got kind of a dog knows going on here. You know, that kind of works like a dog's right. It comes down and then comes down on both sides and follows that muzzle circle all the way around. And I kind of clip that a little bit. So I'm gonna come back up and do it again. There we go. So Jakes Muzzle goes all the way around and then underneath it, he's got a bit of a mouth here. Okay, How you doing on your joint? Good, Good. His eyes. We can follow the circles and bring it all the way around. One thing I noticed on his eyes, though, on both of them is it has an appearance of classes. It looks like he's wearing glasses sometimes because they kind of get thicker as they come to this back end. So it's almost like he's got glasses with nothing connecting them or something. Right? So they kind of get thicker. Is there on this side of things, you can see me thickening it up just a little bit on this side, right? Yeah. So you can see them thicker on this side. You've got a little year back here, then I can start to rough. And the big potato head doesn't have to be perfect because potatoes aren't perfect, right? Yeah, coming down his backside and he's got this attempt at a tail. He's not the most beautiful dog around, you know? He looks like a pug. He looks like he would be about Oh, I guess. Kind of. Yeah. Yeah, I didn't. I was trying to Didn't really clue into what kind of dog he is. I'm not a big fan of pugs, so I guess this kind of makes sense. Okay, Before we get down to the legs and everything, why don't we do the arms? Cause we're already up here and stuff. We can start with hands. Just follow the circle, how it's out laid so far. He's got these kind of little claw type, hands type of thing grip and then they're rubbery and come back up. So it come comes with hand robbery and comes back as really that simple. This character was designed to be simple. So in this hand is the same kind of thing. He's got these kind of little finger clause, right? Comes up and that's the hand. That's why I like plotting in the circles for the hands you condone. You know, just used him as your base and then go around the arm is gonna come out robbery and come back into the body arms, gonna come out robbery and come back into the body. Um, the thinkable, Jake, if I've got it right, is we're not gonna be drawing a lot of joints for for Jake or anything, right? He's got this kind of rubbery flexi body or whatever that can stretch. Yeah, if I remember correctly. So we don't have to worry about all the points of articulation on him because they don't really work the same on that stretchy type physique ripped. Okay, so we've got the arms late in the body is kind of this arms coming from this side of the body, so the body is gonna be in front of it a little bit, right? It's gonna come down. Uh, the do we want to do the feet first and then go up to the lake? Sure. No. Okay. Yeah. I want to do the the foot. You know, the foot on both sides is kind of following the circle, and then the leg is going to kind of come up to the body and come up to the body, come up to the body, come up to the body, and it's really that simple. There we go. It's Mr Potato. I mean, it's Jake. And listen, if you want to change things around what you can do if you're just wanting to just experiment a little bit, put one leg back. I didn't want change color, sir. Sorry. Put one leg back. You know, put one foot over here and then bring it up to the body. Here we go. So you can kind of move things around a little bit, because all it is it just you know, the circles. You could put one circle here, one circle here, you concert him, shift them one way or another and play around with opposing just a little bit. Right, because his arms and legs are so rubbery. You know, you could have put one hand up here one end over here, and it still would have worked. You didn't have to follow the the rules of when we're normally dropped. Trying to draw regular people on stuff I got right? Yeah. Okay. Now we're gonna come in, do a little bit of hey, lowing form. I like that for these animation character types. I don't usually do it for more realistic characters, but for animations, something about them looking cute on stickers or something like that. I really dig the look. Are you doing a halo? You've done what you've done ahead of me this time. Yeah. How does that happen? I don't know, but I'm done. I think I was talking too much. I think mine's pretty darn cute. You think so? Yeah. Okay. And I did like a halo in a different color. So cool. Yeah. Okay, so that's my Jake. Otherwise, no one is Mr Potato Dog. And you're Jake. Looks awesome. Yeah. Yeah. Excuse, Right? Yeah. No, I'm fully impressed. Did Well, I actually like yours more than my name. Yours? I think you did a smarter thing. You went more of a soft around. Yeah. Then I did. I went to Lumpy on my potato I think. Yeah, and to like yeah, right a little bit when he says, Yeah, I agree. I agree. I think the problem was he should have been a little longer in the legs, Shorter in the body and stuff from All right. Looks like I got to do it again. You don't have to. You got a perfect the first time. I know. And I like the yellow around because he's supposed to be yelling. No, I'm told that's a good point to write the characters yellow. So listen, let this be a lesson to all the students at home. Even the dad messes up. Don't tell your dad I said this, but yeah, it can happen that sometimes the kid pulls it out and really Iraq's it. And Joey Little fist bump o E. I had to make you did it. So it looks like the students at home and me, we got to go back to practicing, right? Alright, guys, let's get practicing 6. Warm Up Circles: Hey, guys, it's Joey. I'm here to teach you a little bit of a warm up. Let's start with circles. So you want to remember to keep your wrist very fluid and just start drawing circles. They can be big or small, doesn't matter. And remember that you can fill up a page of circles or 1/4 or half doesn't matter as long as you get your wrist moving. Okay, so now we're gonna move on to ovals. So it's basically a circle just stretched out so we can do it horizontal or vertical. And you can just calmly do this while you're watching TV or anything. It's an easier exercise toe warm up with. So right now we're doing a circle, and we're kind of just warming up our wrist, and it's kind of looking like a tornado, but it just helps with having fluid motion while you're drawing. So just do this a little bit before you start drawing and have fun 7. Characters 4: Hey, guys, we're back. And we've got a new character for you. Well, he's not that new. He's been around for a little while, Actually, Joey, you know who he is? Not really. His name is character number four. Okay, not that he's actually Johnny Bravo. And Johnny Bravo's kind of got this cool swag personality to him a bit like a modern Elvis or something like that. And as you can tell, he's a lot more complicated than the character is The 1st 3 that we encountered, right? Yeah. He's got a lot more things going on to him. His proportions air tough. Um, so you know what I want Teoh teach you a few tricks when we're gonna deal with him. First trick I want to do is maybe if you can grab a ruler game, um, you can put me on pause as you do that if you want. But one trick to learning, like to drawing something to ah, like copying it right is having the right sizing. And so, if we were to take a ruler and draw from the bottom of his foot to the top of his head, um, maybe even that's joint in the shoulder or something like that. That's, you know, we can kind of benchmark a few of the spots that are important for getting the sizing right . Okay. Other than that, what do we usually do when we're trying to figure out what makes a character? You know, we've got the height. We've got some of the proportions here, You know, with the funny little thing is, if you've taken and I hope you have taken our how to draw basics course, you know that these air were proportions. You know, if I was to look from top to bottom, here's the head. Here's the feet. And here's that crotch. So all of this is upper body, right? Yeah, that's huge, like a huge warping of proportions. But that's cool. Like that's That's what makes this character part of who he is, right? So first thing we look at is the proportion says maybe upper body to lower body proportions . Um, also maybe the width of his shoulders here, they're they're quite massive, so we can keep that in mind. Um, looking for basic shapes were to receive Well, I could see the sketch I did underneath already has a Chevron. You ever heard of a Chevron? No. Chevron is like a shield, you know, like the shield kind of form, formation and stuff. Right. So you can think of it like the old nights they had shields and stuff like that, Right? This Chevron is Is that okay? So we can look at how the Chevron comes from here to somewhere over here and comes down part way. And that's our Chevron, right? Yeah. Okay. It also seems to carry over nicely into the shoulders. What other shapes do we see on Johnny here? Back Single for his face? Yeah, I think we've got this kind of almost rectangle, but it's kind of ah recalled out with the regular sides trapezoid or something like that, I guess. I don't really know. You're supposed to be. The math was I don't know. I think it's a no, they're not. Parallel. Okay, so we've got this kind of weird cup looking box going on, and just those two shapes, I think weaken Roll with that. If we want to, we can add 1/3. The triangles for his feet. I think that might help us just center things a little bit right. Okay, so we've got these triangles for his feet. If we really want to keep hunting, we could do the hands do kind of squares or oddly shaped squares for the hands, right? Yeah. We can kind of place them. You can see it's on this line here. We could place it over here, right? Yeah. Now it's starting to make sense, right? It's starting to look like a skeleton that we could kind of piece together a little bit if we wanted to. We could add the hip in here on this level. We could add a late coming in late. Coming down, we can add. You know, the shoulders in here, Uh, arm coming down aren't coming down, right? Yeah. Elbows at this midpoint, maybe. Need somewhere on here. Although, you know, we don't see them ending or anything. Yeah, so Hey, I really hope that you've been practicing your figures. The, uh you know, the rule of eight. We're totally breaking it. But that's OK. It's good. You know, I don't mind breaking the rules. It's not us. It's the designers of whoever did Johnny Bravo, right? Yeah. OK, so we've got that. We got Johnny Bravo here. Let's see if we can kind of make some sense of some some things here. Okay, Camp. So we've got a shoulder that's coming up here, and we've got a shoulder that's coming off here, right? And then the shoulder kind of swoops down to the elbow, and then another one comes from the forearm and comes down and swoops down to the hat. I want to try that one again from the shoulder rounding down today elbow and then from here , kind of rounding down to the hand And does it seem on the left side rounding down to the elbow and then rounding down to the hat? Maybe I went a bit long on that one. Okay, so you can see that this has kind of got this bounding this rounding on the outside, right on the inside of what they do for the character design is they bring it from somewhere around here just inside of the chest here, and they bring it all the way down to the wrist like that. Yeah. Okay. And same with the inside here comes from you can go from the wrist up if you want to. That makes more sense for you. You could, and all they did was then just add a little cuff onto the shirt, added a little cuff onto the shirt. Like his T shirt. Yeah. Okay. We're pretty good when we keep working down Will leave the face for it. Last year. This we follow this nice Chevron down to about the hit. Once we hit the hip, we can around it at the bottom here, come up to the chevron, and then it fills up the chest on this side. Okay? Okay. We're good. Mm. For the crotch. Just little bump. Lego straight down late comes up to the but and it kind of follows this motion here. We can see it on this side, huh? Yeah. On this side, from the crotch over to the pant or to the boot, where we're gonna have it. And from the top here, Down to there. Now, we can just go in if we want and go straight into the feet and the feet on this side. Right? But what are we missing? Can you see what we're missing here is little tucked. Yeah, the little pant cuff thing. Right? So weaken kind of draw in little kind of shape. Semi rectangle slash things. Right? And if we want to? You know, at any point, you're welcome to come in kind of clean things up a little bit, you know, even start to shade things in so that it makes more sense that we've got his his shoe on this side or something like that. OK, you can say this toe later, too, if you want. Sometimes, you know, when you're drawing, you're just like, I don't like how it looks right now. I want to kind of make it a little bit darker. Better or whatever and stuff. It's okay. Go ahead and do it. Yeah. Okay. So we've got Johnny Bravo so far. Not bad, right? Yeah. Ah, see, we could You know what? You can go on and clean the cuffs up, appear to, you know, that kind of hopes that look a little bit better and stuff right? There we go. Okay. Why don't we do the hand? We've already got this nice foundation of these little squares and stuff for on for his left, our right. You come down and kind of use that square a little bit And why don't you give him one pointy finger coming out and coming back, And then the thumb comes out like this? Nice and simple like Okay, you can even put a little ridge of knuckles on there or something like that. It's your choice on the left side. Same kind of thing. Come down for the ridge of the hand. You can bring one finger if you want. He's got really simplified hands, right? So, you know, coming out for the thumb there with joining Bravo one and a lot of cartoon characters. They usually won't put five digits on a hand. They won't put five fingers, anything. It's too complicated and it just doesn't look right. Yeah, OK, now when we go up and do the head here heads pretty simple. We've already got that semi triangle roughed in right and about halfway down this triangle is just a cut line. And what's on that line? Sunglasses. Nice and simple, right? Yeah, And his nose is so simple. It's a line with a little dot. You can even draw that years in. That kind of go off the sunglass line if you want. Okay, that he's got this cool, big performed hair that comes kind of up and depends how you want to do it. You can make it bigger if you want to make it a bit smaller. I won't even go smaller. I would make sure I go big on that hair. Okay? Yeah. His hair is huge. Hey, is next gonna come from under the jaw and down and maybe somewhere around behind the ear and down at an angle? I don't like that angle. Here we go. Swoops and usually somewhere around this collarbone line soups in here to the neck. And then we can just draw his traps his shoulders from here and back down. Okay? That's a good looking Johnny Bravo, actually. And like I usually say, if you want to, you can go and draw a bit of a line around things and stuff I got Give that halo effect the main thing that I want you knowing when drawing some of these characters. Is there stylized? Okay. Just like how I taught you the rule of eight thes animation designers have decided to break the rule of eight for very specific reasons. Johnny Bravo is supposed to be this. You know this Cool. Ah, Overly cool, overly confident type of character. Uh, the word machismo comes to mind a little bit. I don't know if you ever heard that that ward have you? Kind of like a ridiculous macho type of? Yeah. Um, And because of that, they kind of gave him overly ridiculous body type, you know, like 2/3 of it is upper body, mostly arms and chest and those types of things, right. And then where do they get, you know, any more detail? They put it in the hair. So he's got, like I said, this kind of Elvis esque type of look to it and stuff. It's like, huge. Yep. And you know, that's cool, cause they learned the rules, and then they decided to break them to make the character that they want to make the personality that they want. Okay, Joey, how is going for your character? I think it's going pretty good. Yeah. Yeah, this one's not as hard as expected. Yeah, when we looked at it, I was like, Ah, jeez, this one's gonna be tough, right? Yeah, but that's kind of like how it usually goes is you. You look at something like, Oh, my, you know, how do I draw that thing, right? Yeah. And then you just start hunting. You start hunting for any familiar shapes. Any core, basic shapes and proportions you could start with. And then you start to place them all around. And once we got that basic little skeleton down right that are stick man simplified thing, right? Yeah. It was way easy. It got way easier, right? And so that's what I want you taking away from this unit. Is that even on these more complicated characters, still break it down to some basic shapes and looking at the proportions of that character, bring it off to the side and do it again. It might not always be perfect, you know, like on this one. You might have had to rewind a few times or draw Johnny a few different times on some scrap pieces. Paper. That's okay. That's what I'm expecting. Even though we you know, with this ah, unit, you're gonna have material that you can print out and drawn everything right. If you're trying to figure things out on a scrap piece of paper, drawing it off to the side drawing in a bunch of times. It's cool. That's what I expect of you. OK, so guys keep practicing. Oh, I like your Johnny Bravo. I think he turned out really well. Yeah, I don't think it turned out that bad. Yeah, he's got the attitude. He's got the tilt in the the goofy hip thrust. Right. Okay, so that's what I'm hoping with you guys at home. I'm hoping you're Johnny Bravo. Has that that hip thrust going on, right? If not, keep practicing guys and have fun. 8. Characters 5: Hey, guys, We're back, and we're back. With what? You notice this unit number five s. So this is character number five, but I'm guessing almost everybody knows who he is. Who is he? Charlie Brown. Snoopy. Know what stock? No, not Lucy. You remember Lucy's the one that always pulls them a football, right? Yeah. Yeah, that's the one. No, this is good old Charlie Brown. Kind of sad dude sometimes. Right? But we're gonna do something different with this one. It's gonna be a little bit tougher, but I think, you know, because we're five characters and already I want to show you how to challenge yourself a little bit. Okay, so we're gonna start with the same thing. I want you to grab a ruler, kind of bring a line along the bottom and bring a line along the top. Okay, so you measure from the top of the head, bring a line. I want better measure from the bottom of feet. Bring a line. Okay. Now, what we're gonna do here is called mirroring. I don't know what that is. That's right. Nothing's gonna change yet. Okay, so let's do it. How we normally do it What we're gonna do is kind of look for shapes. And the obvious shape here is Charlie Brown, its head, right? Yeah, that's kind of Ah, mostly circle. Little bit of a squish to it or something like that. Little bit of something to it. And then from the head down almost from his meltdown, there's this kind of triangle esque shape. Yeah, Christmas tree kind of thing, right? Yeah. Okay. And then he's got these little boat feet underneath. Okay, So what does a mirror do? Reflects it, Reflects? Doesn't look the exact same as you know. Well, it kind of does. It looks like you, right? Yeah, but it's flipped, but it's flipped. So that's what we're gonna do here. We are gonna flip Charlie Brown so we can even measure out a couple of things if we want here. You know, his pants is whatever. And what we're gonna do is just rough in the head. Okay. Nice and easy. Maybe a little bit inside the line if I can. Okay. And this is where our circle practice helps, right? And we're gonna do that, that kind of upside or the Christmas tree type thing for for the bottom of them here. And we can even, uh we're not gonna do the feet yet. No, because we're gonna muir it. I want it as if this Charlie Brown is facing this Charlie Brown and this Charlie Brown is kind of facing this way. I mean, we're flipping it, so normally we just copy it. It looks exact. Same on this on the right, as it does the original. This time I want to change it a little bit and have him looking towards the other one. Right. So the shoes, if we bring this one down, this shoe, this boat would be on this side, and then the one behind would probably be somewhere around here, Theo, the eye level would still be the same. But instead of being on this side of the face on kind of the middle, right, it would be more like the middle left. There's face like that. Yeah, that type of stuff. Okay. Yeah. So we're gonna mirror this off. Let's see if we can start to do it in a little bit of nicer formation. Right? I might even start with the caller. Doesn't matter really where you start. It's where ever you feel comfortable, I'm gonna start with the eyes. You can draw the neck in here can draw the head the years small on this side. And it's actually gonna be bigger on this side because this is the side we Seymour off now . One kind of squished his head there. See? You know what? It's okay. Toe kind of move your paper paper around and kind of adjust it to how your hands flowing and stuff I got. You can move it to how it feels right for you. Okay. So don't mind turning the page just a little bit to get the flow right. Okay. Um, got the nose. Got that squiggle squiggle for his hair, right? Yeah. That's a weird squiggle, right? Yeah, something like that. I'm surprised he has such little hair. Well, that's kind of the point of Charlie Brown is you know, he doesn't have a lot of hair, is kind of Ah, how you looking, fellow? Oh, and you can play around with how you want the facial expression to be on Charlie Brown or something like that, you know, But generally he's an unhappy dude. Okay, so that's the face I think my drop the mouth just a little bit. Here we go. Okay. Make sure his eyes air up and down. Circular. They're not flat in any way or anything. Okay, this arm is on the back so I can come down here, cut it over and bring it up like that. His arm is just gonna be coming straight down into a pocket. Take the think right. There's this pocket. His waistband is actually just above that, and it kind of comes back toe to here. Right. You can draw the little zigzag e. If you want on his shirt, you can even fill it in. Thank you. Now, this is where it gets important because his leg, this is gonna be the front leg, and this is gonna be the one behind, so it's slightly behind there. Front leg is gonna come down into ah, sock. And then he's got these big boat shoes. Take a thing with really simple laces or something. The next leg is gonna be coming down from here into a sock. And then these big boat shoes that are coming out with the simple lace that's mirroring. No, I think I could have brought it in just a little bit. My Christmas tree seems to be a little bit too wide, so I might want to narrow him just a little bit like this. But in that, that's pretty much what I wanted to do. I wanted to mirror it side by side here. Right. So then I'll go and do the halo effect a little bit as you're catching up to me. How you doing? Almost on. Uh, yeah, almost. I'm just working on his pants right now, Okay. Charlie Brown's a simple dude, right? So you don't want to get too complex with the things that you're doing form and stuff I get . You want to make him look pretty simple and everything right? Thigh exercise here was about mirroring being able to copy, but flip it, flip the image a little bit, right? Eso I know that's a little bit tougher. I know that it's not necessarily the easiest thing to do, right? It can be kind of uncomfortable toe. Think of it in a different way. Yeah, but I think that it's important to have this skill. It is. There you go. Hey, how's your Charlie looking? He's Okay. Almost got the feet down. Yeah, Almost. Okay, So, listen, usually I'm pretty quick. These quick sketches and stuff I get, I get it. If if you're not as quick, you know, the kids at home or whoever is following along even the adults at home. It doesn't always flow as quick as you wanted to and stuff, right? And that's OK. You know, you don't have to be as fast as me or a slows me or whatever. The cool thing about videos is, you do it at your own pace, right? So at your own pace, if this takes 10 minutes, what cool. 10 minutes is cool, right? If it takes 20 minutes. Yeah, that's cool, too. You know what? You gotta find the pace that works for you and with videos, you can stop it. Pause it, stop listening to my voice and just do it at your own pace. Okay, So you're just doing the halo now? Yeah. Yeah, it looks good. Yeah, I think that looks really good. And I like, you know, both of us were leaving in our sketch lines and stuff I got so you can see how we kind of constructed things right? If you want to, you can go over any race things. It's no problem. You know, if you want to make it clean, let's say you're making a Christmas card for somebody or a birthday card or something. You don't wanna have all those sketch lines in there, right? So get comfortable with cleaning it up to you know, it might not be on every drawing that you're doing here, but, you know, start to get used to sketching very light and then cleaning it up when you need to. Yep. My Charlie Brown is finished. Yeah, looks good. And I like that mirroring right. It's not perfect. And each time you do it, you'll get better at it and stuff, Right? So put a belt on him, Newsbill. I think he's gonna build. I thought that was just ripples in the fabric owner might be. That's why I put, like, a little bit of rippling. Yeah, maybe that's your homework. You could find out if he's got a building. Okay, that's not your homework. Your homework is to practice this type of mirroring, and if you really like, if you're struggling with it, go back to characters. 123 and four or something. And see if you could flip those ones too, right? See if you can mirror them, flip them over and see how tough it is to make it look like the same character. Just flipped. Have fun with the guys. 9. Warm Up Lines: Hey, guys, it's Joey. And I'm here to teach you a little bit of a walk. So let's start with thoughts right now. I'm just drawing some dots on my page. It can be closer or farther away from each other. All we're doing is practicing hand eye coordination. We can do this before and after. Dr. This solution not be rest. So now we're going to start drawing lines to them. This health, you keep a straight your line. I usually I'm not that good at keeping a straight line. But this does really help with practice. It doesn't matter if you mess up. This is just helping you get better each time. So you'd notice improvement each time to do it. I recommend doing this exercise each time you start drawing. It really does help with you drawing straight lines. So just do this a little bit before you start drawing and have fun 10. Characters 6: Hey, guys, we're back, and we've got unit number six year with our how to draw characters. This character is character number six. No, no. Who is it? Garfield. Garfield, Are you a fan of Garfield? I am to, you know, he's big on lasagna and kind of anti Monday morning, right? Yeah. Yeah. Who could disagree with that? Like, Monday's air. Tough getting up out of bed. Okay, so how are we gonna look at Garfield? Well, you know, you probably noticed, as we've gone through these units in this course, the first ones were pretty simple. You know, just one circle a square, those kind of things. And they start to expand to write. They've start and are fueled. Expand all that lives on. Yeah, right. So how do we do it? Well, as always, we go after it and we attack the basic shapes. The 1st 1 is easy. We've got this kind of squished watermelon oval going on for his head. Yeah, 2nd 1 is very similar. We've got another squished Louisville watermelon for his body. Uh, then it gets a little tougher because we've got these kind of big pontoon feet that look like squished eggplants or something like that, you know, so you can kind of draw them Imagine, you know, kind of like this, this basic, eggplant squished, type of looking thing. I think one of the key things to keep in mind is if we look it from top to bottom, his head and his bell, you're almost the same size. Yeah, right. His feet and his head are almost the same size. So, you know, the other times we did this, we kind of went from, you know, measuring the top here to the bottom, right? And then we're doing okay. Here's the belly. Here's the head. And that's how we cut it. That's, you know, that's a legit way. But there's another way to do it that you can, you know, here's a vertical line up and down and then somewhere right here Does that look about right ? I'm kind of guessing. Yeah, Yeah, maybe. Maybe a little whiter. And that's, you know, we can lay it out this way that we're almost making a grid off his body type. Okay, so if we come up here, you know, we could fit that squished that squished oval into this circle we can come down here and we saw that it comes a little bit short on this side, right? So we can fit another squished oval into here, and then the foot is that squished a plant? Garfield's got a lot of squishing going on. Uh, yeah. Garfield's got this kind of squished foot and then behind it is probably, you know, we can draw on that the next squished one. And so not only are we looking at it, you know, vertically the height measurement from top to bottom, But we can also be looking at the with, right. If we're wondering how long you can use your fingers and kind of like, kind of measure it and say, Okay, well, you know these three fingers wide or something like that, you could do it That away, right? Okay. Yeah. All right. So we've got the basics late in. We know that he's got kind of a circle for an eye here in a circle for an eye here. Right? So we can kind of start to lay that in one circle here, and they overlap a bit. One circle here, right? We know in between them there's a circle for the nose and then kind of, Ah, this around Huvelle down here. Any other basic shapes we can see at the back of his tail. It's kind of a circle back here, too, so we can use that as a bit of ah, bit of a landmark. Um, up here, we've got to kind of level circle type things for his ears. And that's Garfield. Had it. Looks like Mickey Mouse at this point. Does he? I don't know. While Mickey with some really funny small years like Mickey is a poor, sad cousin, maybe Don't look, let's go with that. Okay, So where do we want to start? Well, you know what? I like to start on the face. So for me, I'm gonna go. We want change colors here. I want to go on the face and a rough in the nose to start. I'm gonna draw a straight line up here and then go off and do this one. I come up and do the other. I can I can darken it up if I want. Yeah, here we go. I like sticking. You know, sometimes the faces, the hardest one. So if I do it first seems to work best for me if I mess up and that's the place I'm gonna mess up on more often. He's got these really low hanging eyelids. So this 10 come down really low. This will come down really low and then he's got this. What are you talking about? Type of expression on on his eyes, right there. Just kind of hanging out. He looks like Grandma Cat like Grumpy Cat does. He's the original grumpy cat. I think you know, he's definitely got that title, uh, little v from below the nose there and then following the curve of what we roughed in earlier, We can Ruffin his little cheeks type of thing, and you could put in the details if you want some little dots. And now they're starting to look like Garfield. Garfield's below his his cheek hair, Whatever. You can start drawing this line coming around. It's gonna come all the way up to around the eye here so you can start at the top or the bottom. It's your choice coming around on this side, right? Yeah, And on this other side, you want to give it some space for the body. So maybe come around this side a little bit coming up. I'm gonna have to clean these lines a little bit later. There we go. Also starting from above the I hear you can do the inside of the year and on this side, the inside of the year and then running from the outside, You can kind of have them come over top running from the outside, have them come over top. So it helps to have that underlying sketch cause you kind of your getting the form of it all. How it how it's flows, right? You. Now, Garfield's got this big belly so we can come down here for this big belly starting kind of right in the middle here and draw this big belly coming over looks good. He's also kind of got a big backside. So we're gonna come around, do this big backside to it's gonna come around this side and do it Only differences between this and the belly on the backside. He's got this kind of fat hump that forms kind of close to where his neck would be. Here we go, his hand Now his hand is about we can start with a circle again if we want, we can draw that circle in, and then we can come in and, you know, bring the arm down, put it on the circle, do one finger, another finger. I didn't clear enough from here another finger, and then he's kind of got this bump that leads back into the circle and back up to the arm , and then he's got this kind of shoulder fold there. Okay, So far, he's looking. It looks like my guys got bags under his eyes. Looks pretty sleepy, but it's Monday. It must be Monday. That's right. Okay. Before we get into any other details and stuff, um, I think I'm gonna switch this out just a little bit. Move it just a little bit closer. Now the feet. What I would do is just like down from this finger on the left from this one. Bring the leg down. And from this next finger, bring the leg down, right? It's gonna come up. Kind of come in a goofy thing. This one's actually gonna come. Come around. No, but smoother. And hit the hell here now. Depends how you want to do it. you want to start from the front to the back. What I would usually do is the front. Have one told the next toe the next toe next toe, and then bring it on back to the bottom of the foot. So you do the same thing right next to it. Bring this. Would like down this leg down, bring the foot over one toe, another toe, another toe. And if you want to go in and clean up some of those overlaps there, yeah, coming down from his but behind his leg here, in between, them both. You have the tail coming down into this rounding. Come back here and it just comes up that a way. Give it a fat fold if you want, or something like that. So how you doing? Ah. Okay. Yeah. I don't think you've ever drawn Garfield before, Have you? You know? Know. Okay. Well, this is it. I colored in like the black and white Garfield comics Will, like, colored it in with Mark O some of those original one's own before. Yeah, I got you, Garfield. Okay, Well, Joey, still rolling on hers. So what I'm gonna do is start adding in a few details, I'll come up top, put three whiskers on one side, three whiskers on the other from the top of the year. This kind of looks like it's coloring coming down, you know, as if they're actually kind of dark and whiskers up there or something. Right. Um, Garfield also has thes very distinctive, almost like tiger stripes. But much wind here, you know. Okay, so those you kind of draw them in as they So they start on the line and then was squiggle all the way in. So you can see it start on this line and then squiggle in, start on this line and then squiggle in start on this line and that squiggle it. Usually they follow along the edges, but not the belly. Okay, so you'll see it follow along the back here, fall along here along his back, along the tail kind of flow this way. And then the end of the tail is almost similar to his ears. Kind of is dark at the end. And then there's these kind of sprouting type of color and coming off the tail, and that's pretty much it for Garfield. You know, he's a pretty simple character and stuff, right? My Garfield looks really tired, though. More tired than the original when I have drawn here. Not sure why, that is. I think it's the bags under his eyes and put Didn't mean to put that as much. And so if I really don't want it there, I can come in and kind of clean it up a little bit. You won't look quite as tired, although, you know, tired really does suit Garfield, right? It's not like it's out of character for him or something like that. Yeah, And then I'm gonna go in, do a little bit of a halo on it. You don't have to go. You know, if your Garfield feels like he stands pretty well, as is just let him be that, you know, sometimes the character, you know, look at just as it is, right? Did it for this one, though. I want to come in. Hey, Lou it up, outlining a little bit. I like him looking like a sticker, especially these animation characters. I think they look good with thes halos on for the halo. Basically, I do it any part that I could see like the sky through him or whatever the background and stuff writes. That would be in between the legs here, but not in between the the tail or anything. Okay, So Garfield's? Yeah. You know, as soon as I cleaned up the eyes just a little bit that took away a bit of that, that fatigue that I had going on there. He still looks unimpressed with Monday's, but not nearly as tired. Cool. All right, Joy. How's yours coming? Ah, pretty good. I'd say you have to shorten the legs of it. You know what I'm gonna say? Your feet look a little short. Like they need to be longer. Yeah. Yeah. When we look at his feet here, they're ridiculously long. Yeah, right on. What? I'm looking at your feet. Um, they they look like they're much shorter than than the model and stuff, right? Yeah. So your choice, you know, like you don't have to clean it up or anything. I wouldn't worry about it. The point is like, the more we draw that these characters and stuff, the more we kind of recognize and say OK, what did I do, right? What did I do wrong? Where did I mess up? Where did I go? You know, in the right direction and stuff. So on yours, I think most your Garfield looks really, really good. The only thing I think that really kind of is missing it would be the length of your feet. So again, where did it go wrong? Well, if we're looking, you know, we're looking at it and saying, Here's the width of Garfield. His head is pretty much that with I think I lived. Went a little wider on his head compared to the original right? His belly looks in proportion, but his feet are as wide as his head is wide and so that's an easy way to judge it. Are your feet as wide as your Garfield's head is wide right? I think you kind of missed it on that. What do you think? Yeah, yeah, okay. What about you? I think what I did was I made him too wide. If I look at this gap between you know, the width of the head and this gap with the width of the head, mine went too wide. So it looks slightly off model. Not bad, but just a little bit. Yeah. My looks like the off brand. The one that they don't really like. Generic superstore. Whatever his friend get. Well, it's usually like a buck. Cheaper. Yes. Oh, so you're killed is, like, a little bit cheaper. Yeah, that works. Okay, guys, the point that we're showing you here, listen, we could record it and record it again and recorded again. So it's her Garfield in my Garfield or perfect. And everything we did was perfect and everything perfect. But I think that would be the wrong way to teach. And that's definitely not the way I teach. I want you guys to look that even, you know, even though we could do this 10 times or more that we're not gonna have a perfect The point is just with practice, you keep getting better at it. All right? If you were to draw Garfield 100 times, I guarantee you'd be way better on that 100th time than the first time. Right? So guys keep practicing it. Don't worry. If it's a little bit off the next time you draw, it will be just that little bit better. Have fun 11. Warm Up Shading: Hey guys, it's Joey, and I'm here to teach you a little bit of a warm. So let's start with radiance. So right now, I just want you to know draw really, really hard on your paper and then go lighter and softer as you go down. You can do this at any angle any time, so you can do this in classroom doodling or when you're just warming up to start drawn. See, they kind of look a bit like tornadoes, but they really do help with shading. This is a really easy exercise to practise on your paper because it can be really small or really big. It just depends on how detailed do you want to make it. You can go from dark to light or light to dark. So right now I'm gonna go from really like Teoh a bit darker, so you can just do this a little bit before you start drawing each day and it will really help you in proven shading. OK, have fun 12. Characters 7: Hey, guys, we're back. And this is unit number seven off how to draw characters. That's right. And this character. Well, I got to say he's one of the most well known characters. This is Mighty Mouse Nikki Mouth. Oh, sorry. Yeah, that's right. It's Mickey. And everybody knows Mickey, right? You know, like he's a beloved character. Um, very recognizable. And that's kind of a problem, because if you're drawing a character that everybody knows as soon as you get something wrong, people be like, Hey, something's wrong, you know? And they're not always sure what's wrong, But just something seems off, right? Yeah, legs are too long. Nose is too big. Something seems funny, right? So you want to try to keep it on model. And, of course, how we done that while we look at proportions. Right, Here's the bottom. Here's the top of the head, you know, here can be a pant leg or something like that. Here's the bottom of the head. Here's, you know, here's an ear and you're gonna do that kind of thing, right? You can have these proportions in place, right? Drawing these lines across to really help you. How else How old do we keep it on model? Drawing the shapes inside the care, finding the shapes. That's right. You know, just hunting down thes familiar shapes on Mickey. You know, we're looking at the circles that make up his head, right? The circles that make up the years, those are very familiar. The kind of overlap that had a little bit there. Um, he's got these kind of doughy feet going on, right? Yeah. And so we feet. Okay, but one thing that's interesting is his body is more of a bendy rectangle. But I get it just kind of bends with whatever his attitude is and stuff. So this might be kind of tough. And listen, I'm gonna ask you if you can, I want you draw this one right next to him, okay? So usually we draw over on the other side that she'd here a little bit more. I want you drop much closer this time, so I'm gonna come in really close, and I'm gonna draw the circle for ahead circle for a year. Another ear. All right. I'm gonna draw this. Then the torso that comes in this way, I'm gonna draw these kind of goofy. I don't know. Pillow feet. He's got here, right? Kind of like that. Things kind of connect or something. Somewhere around there. Yeah. Okay. His hands are quite large here, there on either side. So this one hand can go here and it's gonna come up to an elbow and then into the shoulder , this other hand, probably going through the body a little bit, you know, on the other side of it, right up to the elbow and then into their And then, of course, we've got these recognizable things. Like is his nose in the middle above the knows. He's got to cool eyes, right? That type of thing. OK, and that's basically Mickey minus the details. Yeah. How you doing with the joy? Um okay, You seem a little bit behind. I am because I'm taking my time. Okay. Okay. Will you take your time? Because, honestly, this unit's gonna be one of the hardest we've done so far When it comes to characters. So far, Mickey isn't that tough, though. And so I'm gonna You're probably wondering why is it gonna be so tough? Just wait. It's coming. OK, but let's focus on what we've got ahead of us right now. What we've got in front of us is this basic, Mickey, right? Okay, so we're looking at him and saying, Okay, well, where do we start? The face faces an easy place to start. Start with the nose, right. Start with a big mouth that goes underneath the nose hooks on the end amount that drops down. You know, this is kind of keeping center with with his face a little bit. He's got a bit of a tongue inside, right? A mouth that comes below it. And then these come up into cheeks that come around the mouth. Okay, there we go. We've got Mickey with these cheeks, right? And listen, if I'm going too fast, you can slow it down. Pause it any time you want, right? Hopefully you're working on, like being able to watch us on an iPad or something like that, or even on the phone. You want to be ableto slow it down and pause it. We're gonna have the bridge of the nose here, and then his I will come up and down. And this I will come up and down. And the original high position he's got on this one is kind of looking off to the side here . Now his face is kind of interesting. It kind of comes from the eyes and down this way from the eyes and down this way it joins in with that cheek thing that went around his mouth a little bit. Right. Okay, so that's Mickey. So far, we've got the the top of the head that flows into one year. That wasn't very good circle. Let's try that again. Flows into one here. You know, not even following my own circles here. And this other one flows into this other ear. I should follow my circle a little bit better. Good, good, good. And then it's gonna flow on the outside, the head down to his cheek. And this one's gonna flow on the outside of the head down to his cheek. Following or original circle. Yeah, Okay. Now, like I said, I like to do things that are in the front. The next thing that's in the front is this hand. So I can start with the hand here. It's gonna be one knuckle. Two knuckles. Three had kind of goes around the bottom of the hand comes in here and there's a little kind of little wiggle line there, right for the cuff. His arm is here. And then there's this band that goes around it a little bit. This goes up into his arm up into the elbow, and then this is gonna come over here and down into the body, and this is gonna come up towards the neck. Now this sharp edge isn't really good. Mickey doesn't have a lot of sharp edges or anything like that, right? So you want to kind of round it a little bit, keep it nice and round. Okay? Mickey shorts. Air pulled up really high. I don't know why. I don't think he's a cramp. Er and then it comes up to a belly and then the belly kind of comes down. Let's see if I could do this a little bit better there for you Comes out to a belly. No, still bad, comes out to a belly, and then the belly kind of comes into his crotch into this pant leg and this guy comes down into a pant leg there, right on his belly. He's got two big buttons and this other pant late kind of comes out and also comes down. There we go. And of course, his body would come up that side. Yeah, no bed. Okay. So, like I said, I like working kind of what's in front of us working our way back. So the next thing would be this hand that comes around here kind of hooks in this way. That's that kind of palm that's folding over, and then the finger comes in a rolls around. Then we've got the little band for the around. The wrist goes into his arm towards the double. This one comes towards the elbow and it kind of rounds out, bends over. And if we want, we can show a little bit underneath. If we want keeping it about the same width as this, it kind of got blacked out on this side. Okay, Micky's looking Not too bad so far, right? If I take away the the orange backing and stuff, it looks OK with his foot here, depending how you want to do it. You could do the shoe first and kind of, you know, just bring it around, bringing it up towards here. Give it that that band of the cuff type of thing and then bring it up into his leg. That could work. Or if you want to, you could work from the leg down. No, come down from here. Give him his leg. Give that cuff start to draw on the shoe and, you know, do it that kind of way, right? It depends how you want to do it. Then he's got this tale that's coming up somewhere around this, but right, and it kind of just comes up right away. Okay, so that's Mickey. If you want to, you can come in and, you know, darken up. You can use your colored markers or something like that. You can use your pencil to shade it. You can blend it if you want. It's really up to you how you want a color Mickey and stuff, right? You can do it. Harsh. Black. You can just kind of do what I'm doing right now. Kind of a squiggle, hatching type of thing, right? We've talked about this in some of the earlier basic videos and stuff, right? Different ways of shading something. Right. Okay. But you wanna show where the black is on Mickey here. Okay, so we've got Mickey Dunn in, all right, But I want to do something else with Mickey. And this is why I asked you to leave some room, Because I want you to do the exact same thing. But we're gonna shift a few things around. We can draw Mickey's head in. We could draw his year the exact same way We kind of had things before. Right here is the middle line. His nose is somewhere around here, above the nose, right. His smile. There. We've got this bendy torso going on. Right? Okay. Uh, but let's change some things. Let's put one foot out here more one foot over here more. And why not raise it up? One hand here and one hand, maybe. Here. Yeah. Okay. So what? We know that, like, his shoulders were coming from right below the head here. So it kind of go like this and this. Or, you know, he could even go straight just like this, right? This foot could come down to here. This foot could come straight. Yeah, You know, we're changing some things here, but it's not such a drastic change. We already know the basic outline of what, Mickey, you know, shorts are gonna be up here. His value will be cute. And somewhere around here, right, his buttons actually shorts. Probably higher because his buttons air usually up high. That type of thing, right? Maybe his tail could feel like that. So we want to try toe, take Mickey and change a few things. So, listen, this has already been a bit of a long video. If you need to pause it here, take a pause, take a break and then come back. And I know this looks a little scary for how we're doing it and stuff. I got that. We're changing things now, but I want to show you that if you know the basic skeleton, then you'll feel much more comfortable with moving an arm moving a foot, That type of thing. Right. Okay. So are same thing. We're gonna go in and we start with the face. You need to change colors here. Could have put in the nose. Right. Put in that bridge above the nose. Put the eyes in this time when we move the eyes up a little bit or something, right. Have this smile haven't even bigger. Maybe with the tongue. A little bit more. This way. Right. He's kind of looking up in this direction now, right? This can come over. This can come over. It's gonna come around. It's gonna come around. Um, I think last time I but a little bit of, ah, lipping here or something, Right? There we go. Okay. So we've got Mickey going on pretty well so far. Come up here for the head. Uh, it's gonna come here to the ear and around. If I could draw a circle would be even better. Yeah, my circle suck. OK. Oh, that he's looking really lopsided. I gotta move this here. This looks horrible. I think I want to have the head here. And maybe I'll put that year. Maybe something like that looks a little bit better. Okay, so now I'm going to maybe come, come in here, draw the body and really quick. Here's his shorts. Here's the the grandpa waistline he's got going on, right? I got the two buttons going on there, right? Um, his shoes. You know what? We could kind of do the same kind of thing. We can just kind of draw a big cushion. Draw that little dome, it type of thing. That is the cuff, right? Have a bit of a line in it and then have this going up to the leg, and then we can come in and erase that line. So now that's you know that's his one shoe, right? This other shoe, same type of thing. We can draw the big cushion, draw the little doughnut, draw the late coming up out of it, and then clean up the doughnut. Okay, here we go. Looks good. You get simple enough. I can even do the tail. And now Good. Okay. Now, the challenge is gonna be the things that we moved around while we know that there is a little cuff type of thing, right? A little cuff donut. Almost on either one. So the arms congee just go straight out to that. I mean, that's too thick for his heart. Yeah, something like that. Something like that. They're those arms work, right? Those arms look pretty good. The hand is gonna be a little trickier. So what? We can do it. Just follow the shape of the handle little bit. Right? We've already got this kind of roughed in just a little bit, right? We were kind of following the shape of the circle that we've put in here. Now we want to put it out to a thumb so the thumb could be out that side, right? And then the rest of the hand can Kind of like I said, he's only got a boat, three fingers or something like that, right? We can do something like that. Okay. So same on this side. We want that bottom half. We want this middle of the poem. We're gonna come up into a bit of a thumb and then the fingers air going to come and do something like that. Although I'm kind of running out of room running into, uh, the other Mickey here. Yeah. Yeah. I think I would make it a little smaller a little longer if I was to. Because I'm running out of room here. I think I would kind of make it something like that. I keep smacking the other making the face, so that's not working. But I think you could see how this is working though, right? We just changed it. We changed it that a new pose for Mickey, right from the original two. Now he's, you know, spread out a little bit happier, right? Did you do it to joy? I'm working. Are you working on the new Post or the 1st 1? Okay, it's not easy. And listen, that's why I said that this one is gonna be a tougher video than most. The ones that you've done so far, right because we're not just copying were starting to create. And that's what I'm hoping is that as you watch these videos, you're getting the fundamentals down that you can start to draw these characters to create your own poses with these characters and then move on to creating your own characters. You know? Sure, we can copy for a while, but at a certain point we want to start creating ourselves, right? And so I think it's important to learn some of these fundamentals. So here we we've been talking about proportions. We've been talking about basic shapes and stuff I got. But now what we did here was we talked about the hinge changing a joint and hinging it that articulation and moving it in a different direction, right? Always important to be able to do something like that. Okay, guys, that's our Mickey we've played around. I guess I could do is knows a little bit. That makes him a lot more like Mickey. Now, we played around with the posing, and I'm confident. I'm confident that you guys, maybe not the first time you do it, but the second or third time that you're gonna feel a lot more comfortable moving things, moving his feet, moving his hands, moving the I direction. Whatever it is. As long as you guys keep practicing, I know you can do it. You guys have fun. 13. Characters 8: Hey, guys, we're back, and we've got unit number eight here. Uh, this unit is one of my favorites because I'm not gonna lead it. No, I You know, Listen, every time we do these units, um, and it's good so far, you know, I've been showing you how to find the shapes, how to find the proportions, those types of things, right? But it's always me going first and showing you this time we're gonna switched around. This time it's the kid going first. Eso some pressures on my kid here. Um, So there's one of two ways you could do this. You could either just follow along with Joey here, as she figures out Homer Simpson. Yeah, Or you could actually throw it on pause in a boat 10 seconds and do it yourself. Right? I want you to look for what are some of the main shapes of Homer's body. A hint. The round. Okay, so here's a chance. Throw it on pause and to do it yourself to start it off. But if you didn't throw it on pause, he was Joey to take it. Okay, Um, so I like to start with the preparations, so you should probably draw a line at the top of the head. Okay. And also, you should probably draw a line at the bottom of feet. Okay, This so that you can let keep it consistent during the whole thing. Any other lines? You usually do. Yeah. So I do one at, like the bottom of his chin. You know, his double gin. Yeah. Okay. And then I'd probably do want at hiss like shirt level, like when it finishes, just for reference. And then I'd also do one at his crotch level. Okay, Cool. I can do that. That's it. That's all the lines I do. Okay. Okay. So once you've drawn all those lines, I'd find the shapes and Homer. Okay, so where do I look? So I'd start off with the face. So if you can see, it's kind of like a being in shape. Okay? Yeah. So just straw that. And then after that, I do a small circle for, like, his upper part of his body, or whatever it's called. It's all kind of mush together in Homer. Also, I do another big circle for his lower part of his body, and I'd say this is optional. But if you wanted to, you could do kind of like soft rectangles for his legs. Okay, Uh, and then first feet. I just do like a circle, because then you can add it in later. For what you want. Okay, Cool. So then try and redraw that onto this side. I'm gonna bring it over and draw his. I'm gonna start with the big belly because that seems to be the biggest thing on him. Then you said that another smaller one for us, His chest circle kind of thing. Yeah. And he's got this big kind of melon head thing floating up here. Yeah. Then we've got these kind of tube legs coming down. Yeah. Okay, Cool. And you know what? You could either in kind of like throw in maybe where the shoulder would be and maybe where that hand would be or something. Yeah, that's what I'm doing, right? Sometimes it's nice to get a mark like, you know, here's the head. Here's where the eyes, You know the eyes. The middle of the circle of the eyes is about halfway. So if I do about halfway know, maybe the eyes are somewhere around that level and then that can kind of help me. Judge, You know where the nose is gonna go in the mouth, that kind of thing. He's got the big, huge mouth, right? Yeah. Cool. Okay, I think that's a pretty good start. Looks good. Okay, So I'm gonna take it from here, and I'm going to start to add in those lines, right? So what I'm gonna do, and like I usually do, is start off with the face a little bit. I think that's the one that's the easiest to mess up on. So it's the one that I really want to make Sure I've got. Now, I could draw full want change back toe black Here. I can draw full circles for the eyes for now. Okay, let's try it again. Full circles for the eyes. But then what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna come in any race, some of this. Okay? You can see Homer doesn't have the eyes up top here or anything like that, right? The other thing homers got is coming out of the eye. Here is a nose. It comes out kind of straight actually comes out and then from under the eye. It comes around and you kind of encompasses his mouth and Joel and all that stuff, right? And again I can come in here and kind of he raised that part of the I write for the nose and cast, and then I'll go in and add in an eyelid and eyelid and give him kind of ah, specie Spacey. Look, gate. So from the bottom of the nose comes the first part of the kind of mouth into the lip, comes into his mouth here and comes into a little hook of a lip. Right the back, as we're looking through, we could see it going through the mouth a little bit there and we could see the other side of it. And then we can add in the tongue. Okay, Uh, his hairline, whatever his hair is, seems to be kind of there. And then the ear comes from below it. Usually the ear is kind of eye line on most characters, but not on home, where Homer's got this kind of droopy ear thing and it leads down into his neck. The head is not gonna be as kind of over was my first sketch is, it's a little bit more flatter of talk. I think that looks a little bit too told. I might back it away a little bit. There we go. Something like that. Bring it down. He's got these very pathetic looking little strands of hair over like he has a comb over. He definitely does. He definitely does. Okay, next thing, maybe we'll start it from the neck. Bring it around, bring it down. And we're doing that caller, right, And it's gonna come back to the jaw, hear his net can come down this side. So that's caller. We can fold it being over in this side, and actually, this is gonna form his boob. So it's kind of like or his move maybe move his man, Boo. Yeah, And the color can go on the other side of that. It's gonna come down. He's gonna come to his belly. And you know what? We can just cut this straight across and come up this side over here. We've got this his shoulder coming. And you know what? I didn't I don't think I drew it big enough. It comes down pretty far his shoulder on this side. All right. I'm gonna draw that again. There we go. And you could kind of match it going across on this other side, have it coming here. And then the arms just tucked over there. We're working our way down. We might come from here, draw around the hand, one finger, two fingers, three fingers and then kind of the back of the end. And it's gonna come down this way so I can erase a little bit there and erase inside the hand itself. Coming down. I've got the sausage things right. This could be part of the pants. The pens can come here, and the pants are gonna come down, cuff and then come down again. Or go up, depending on your style. You know what I like? How they sliced a little bit here. So come down, come across and then come more straight up. That seems to be the keeping of the style. They're kind of like this. This this style Not this This So you kind of watching some of the stylistic choices these guys are making as they're drawing them. So the pants come down on this side too. And slice over his shoes were quite simple. Just gonna be a little protrusion here, coming under and then an ugly little hell. Same thing here, little kind of pyramid triangle thing that has a rounded bottom. And that's Homer. That's really how simple he is. Homer's definitely simple. So that's why I wanted you guys to take take the reins on this. And I gotta ask, did you really put it on pause and try to do it yourself? It's okay if you didn't. You know, if you let Joey take it once or whatever and stuff, but I think it would be really good if you did it to you know, you guys following at home, I don't want you to just follow me. I want you to start to understand the reasons of why we're doing these things and stuff, right? Why? We're looking for the shapes. How we see those shapes for me. I'm getting used to seeing these shapes and almost every kind of character and object nowadays because I've been doing it for a while, Right. But I know you're a little bit new to it. So you guys got a really hunt for those shapes and see where you can find them And how they recognize for your brain. You know, I might see a Noval you might see, like a Pentagon or something like that. And that shape is easier for you to recognize. And that's okay. You know what? It doesn't have to be the same shapes that I have rolling through my head and my vision. You want to respect the character, what they look like and stuff I get. But you also want to respect how your brain functions, how you view these characters and how you start to piece them together and stuff, right? So, again, if you didn't do it, maybe go back on some of these characters that we've already done and just kind of look at it and say, Well, how would I look at these shapes without Ed without Joey telling me what these shapes are? What shapes do I see before I really get into it. You know, I think that's really important that you start to find your own shapes in it and stuff, right? Okay, Joey, House home we're doing on your paper here. Um, he's doing pretty good. Yeah, Yeah, Almost done. Looks like about 90% or so? Yep. Just finishing up his feet and then I should be done. Cool. Don't forget the hell there. And that's your homer. Yeah, he looks dazed, like I got punched. You know, Actually, I think a day's homer is is Ah, Homer. That really matches the character. He kind of lives his life a little bit dazed and confused, right? His head up in There you go. OK, guys. So that's homework for today. I hope that this character kind of pushed you into thinking of how can you find the shapes right now? You know, even though we're learning how to draw these characters, I'm trying to teach you how to kind of get the creating your own right. I hope that's the goal that we don't just copy. But we start to learn how to create. And if you're not there yet, don't worry, guys. Just keep practicing 14. Characters 9: Hey, guys, this is Unit number nine and character number nine, and I think we're coming to the end of this course. You guys have been doing so well and I'm so impressed by everything you're doing. Uh, OK, so who is this character we got in front of us? Dipper Dipper? Why the column? I don't see a difference. It's because he has a birthmark on his forehead that's in the shape of a dipper. Like, you know, the constellation. Oh, okay. I kind of get that. I don't see it here, but I get it. Okay, listen, because we're coming to the end of this course, what I really want you guys to do is I want you to take charge on this one. I want you to pause the video and you guys, you at home to try to find your shapes. OK, so hit that pause button. I don't know if you're doing it yet. Yeah. Try to hit the pause button and find all the shapes that are important to you. The head, the body, the whatever it iss. Okay, take time on your own to find those shapes before we get into it. Okay? all right. And that's probably enough of that. I'm really hoping that you took the time toe hit that pause button and, you know, finding those those pieces yourself right? Finding all the shapes that are important to you. Joey, did you do it? Yeah, I did, Billy. Wow. Long. Kind of impressed. I wasn't sure. You know, I don't know what the students are doing at home, either. I hope they listen to me, but students do what they do, you know? I can't force him to do it. So we'll see. All I can tell you is that if you start to do that on your own, you'll be much stronger often. Art student. Okay, so let me see if I could find what I think is important here. The 1st 1 might be this circular circular thing around his mouth A little bit, you know, the muzzle area, right? Then going into his head. I've also got a bit of ah ah, upright oval going on, right? Not bad. Um, let's see what's next. I could use his eyes. Yeah, I could go over the eyes a little bit and stuff. I got there pretty easy. Landmarks for me? Yeah. I even do this hat. You know what this had is kind of a weird shape thing and stuff I got, but I can use that as a all I'm searching for is these landmarks, right? You know, the body hanging off from the top end a little bit, right? The's big banana boat shoes, type of thing. He's got going on. Very styling and even the hands I always find. I think you guys know this by now doing the feeding, doing the hands pretty important, right? They help me find where everything should be from top to bottom. You know, I could put my markers there, but the hands, the eyes, the feet, they really help me Lay it all out so I can draw some horizontal lines here trying to figure out, you know, the proportions. And if you look wow, look at this upper body proportion. That's the upper body. Down here is the lower body. That upper body Is that it around, like, 80% or something? That's crazy. That's definitely not the rule of eight. Uh, but that's okay, because this character's got its own style. Right? Okay, so let's get into it. Let's draw some of these ovals. Here's the muzzle part, right? Going up into the head a little bit. Nice and smooth. Nice and ugly circles. I've got going on it. Well, whatever. They are ovals. Right? Okay, Now we're into some circles doing doing the eyes just a little bit right. These are still pretty rough, right? You should be sketching really lightly. Let's go into this ball cap. I can see it. Kind of touches that top line there, Right? Cuts to the eyes just a little bit and comes back up to that top line. Okay, What's next? It kind of drops down from the head down into the body a little bit. This body just is basically like a hanging tongue looks like, right? Yeah. Then we're moving on. I like to rough in with where the hands go. You know, it really helps me kind of organize myself where I would put everything right. Figure out where the feet would drop down these big, ugly banana boat feet. Yeah, Not bad. You know, I could throw a couple more things if I wanted the year or something like that. But what will you join. You think you got applauded out? Okay? Yeah, I did. Okay. Okay. Good stuff. Yeah. I could put the shoulder here and just kind of bring up the limbs. You know, you kind of draw through it sometimes that this other arm on the other side, the body can't see it really well, but it's their right. And I can even draw in the legs, put little knees in, even though it doesn't look like he's got him on his character. Right? This will help you understand? Like for articulation. What if I wanted to make it look like he's stepping? You know, raising that leg or something like that would be good to know where that knee might be in stuff. Right? But we're not gonna do that here. We're not gonna move this character around if you want to. You can. That's cool. We've done that before, right? But not for, uh, dipper. Different Dipper. Right? Okay. I think we're going pretty well, Joe. You're gonna move any of his limbs or anything? No, I don't think so. I think just for practicing right now, I'll keep them the same. Okay. Well, why don't we go on to a little bit more of the darker lines on it. All right. You know, I separate using orange and black just because I think it's easier for you guys watching this on video and stuff. Right? Um, sometimes I'll just sketch really lightly with a pen or a pencil, rather. But the colors just make it easier to watch. Right? Okay, so we're roughing in the eyes a little bit here. Cute little nose. Ah, funny little shaped mouth. That doesn't have to be perfect. How they have it with the tongue in there and everything in the teeth. Right. Um, putting the eyeballs in? Yeah. Oh, you know what? I think I'm gonna put them looking off to the side right now. I want to throw some variety and start to clean it up so that, you know, like some of these lines aren't going through everything right. But the room of the hat rolling around a little bit. There we go. I actually think I made that a little too big, but that's not too bad from the top here. Want to put a couple Tufts of hair? Finish out where that's his headline is right. The light. Not the headline, but the line of the head. Right. It follows that original oval that I had roughed in there. Okay, Where to next? What do we think? Why don't we head around? This other side may be put in the ear first. That's an easy one, right? Draw it on in there. And then a couple more Tufts of hair dropping down from the side there, found, like, soft sideburns, you know, some hair at the back. And then what I can do is kind of just finish off his face here. We're gonna probably raise some parts of it and stuff I get. But, you know, it's nice to know where it is. Keep it that nice, circular thing, right when it a little bit smoother here for me, I'm not bad. He looks a little cuter than I How I had it, right? Yeah. Okay. Next up is this big kind of vest thing. Where should I start? I don't know whether it started the top of the bottom. We'll start boughtem here, bring it up, folded over for that little caller part, and then rained down. It's a really puffy vest, right? It's like a lifeguard vest or something. Bring it up on the other side here. Kind of draw it in, and then he's got, like, some T shirt underneath. There's something like that, right. Nice and easy for the T shirt. Okay, I can clean this up just a little bit right here. Not bad. Okay. And at any point, you can pause it. It's OK if you're feeling a little bit behind him. Gonna rough in this arm. His arms air so simple. And his hands were even simpler. They look like pause or something like there. So, you know, you can draw them, erase the best going through them and stuff I get. Maybe put that line of where the T shirt blind is on it on the arm. There. All right. Great. About there. That looks about right. Okay, that arms closest to us, and I kind of gonna leave that up the second arm for a little bit and instead do his shorts . They're gonna follow the body line around the crotch. They're a little bit dropped down into one leg and carry up kind of his, but right, the other leg is gonna fall down, and there we go. He's got these cool shorts going on. I don't know how cool they are, but, uh, you know what? I could draw straight down from from the shorts and go into the feet. I could draw that hand behind. But, you know, sometimes I like to hit certain certain marks first, right? And for me, I think that Ah, I think the shoes air the workplace to go. These big banana shoes seem toe be important or something. I don't know what. Yeah, well, you need to use if you're adventuring. What was he, an adventurer? Yeah, OK, well, that kind of works. Yeah. So what I'll do is I'll go down and kind of started the that top little bump of the shoe carried over into the big banana thing. How? That looks wrong. No, no might take a couple stabs at this. That's still kind of wrong. There's something missing. Okay, I'll do it around. And then the back end is kind of straight, right? Like where his His foot goes into it and stuff, right? So I can draw a straight down into that street back end and that now that I'm doing it, that way I can see. The problem was that the back end needed to be really straight trying. So that's where the the leg, the ankle, all that kind of comes in. Give him some little knee high socks, some stylish ones from the seventies, I think. Okay. And now I can start to draw this line going straight down, you know, with his. His arm on the far side of his body, right? Might be a little hidden, but I think that's because my jacket was too puffy Vest. Right, So I can tuck that in just a little bit. It's a puffy invest, but I think I pumped it out too much, and I could have the arm going back. They're gonna find where that sleeve is dropping down into the that really, really simple hand right through thumb on there, then. Yeah, I think that's going to go. Oh, geez. I forgot something. The logo. The little tree up top. If any of your characters have logos, you know, uh, make sure you put them on there. That really helps you identify who the character is, right? Not loving these eyes, though. I want to bring him into the center a little bit. There you go. He's back looking at us. I like it nice and simple. Dipper. I like it. How was your dipper coming? Um, I like him, too. Yeah, Yeah. Okay, listen, we're coming to the end of this course and stuff I got right, and I think it's important that you recognize some of the skills that you've learned. We've learned how to identify some important shapes. We've learned how to find the proportions of those characters and stuff, right? We've learned, like, how to do hey lowing like I'm doing right now a little bit, Um, and we've learned how to look at that basic skeleton, whether it was the rule of eight or whether it's, you know, changed and stuff again, and how we can start to expand on it a little bit, right, Joey, what do you think? Your biggest take away from the course was, um, that it's important to learn the shapes of your character and have, like, good proportions and that you can break the rule of eight. Yeah, all those air. Good. And the thing is like because a lot of these are established characters. If you mess around a lot. I mean, like, not even a lot, even a little bit. You know, if you put Garfield's eyes too small or something like that, people know something's wrong, right? So it's no problem. Just realize that you'll get people looking at your drawing. They'll be like, Oh, what's that right? Yeah, but then that's where it becomes really cool. Because what do you do? Practice? You practice and you create, right? Like we've been teaching you how to copy and copying is great. But now you're learning how to create. And that's really the next step for an established artist. Yeah. Yeah, I think that Ah, you know everybody. When they're young, they start just kind of sometimes are tracing than your copying. But now, through these courses, you're learning how to construct how toe build, and that'll help you create. Okay, guys. So what's my usual homework? Practice? Practice, practice. You said you do not sound sincere. You're right. Yeah. You know, like it's always just keep practicing at it. Keep at it. And you know what? Go ahead and email him into us. Me and Joey, we want to take a look at some of your creations above all guys, though, have fun with it and enjoy