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The Shape Of Things: Cartooning Basics

Kristin Spore, Illustrator/Children's Author/Florist

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8 Videos (23m)
    • Intro

    • Warm Up 1 Circles & Triangles

    • Warm up 2 Lines, Triangles & Hearts, OH MY!

    • Creation 1

    • Warm up 3 Lines & Curves

    • Warm up 4 Lines & Curves Continued

    • Creation 2

    • Goodbye!


About This Class

Hello and welcome All!

Here we are exploring the simple steps into creating a cartoon character. Piece by piece, I will demonstrate how to start from from the most basic shapes and build them into a larger character.

In this beginners course, no skill is needed; just the desire to learn and the willingness to have fun. I invite you to add upon to those glorious stick figures so many of us often resort to, and open your mind to the possibility of cartoons.

Join me, pen and paper in hand for these these fun shape building exercises.


10 of 10 students recommendSee All

Great class! Such an easy way to learn how to draw cartoons
Anthony Zubia

Art Director & Freelance Designer

Especially great for small kids!
Rita Chuk Petroskas

Surface Print & Pattern Designer

This is a great class for beginners who want to learn how to draw. I love how Kristin introduces how subjects are made up of basic shapes. She makes drawing approachable and fun!
Danielle Kinley Ryland

SP Designer, Owner of Tiger Tale Designs





Kristin Spore

Illustrator/Children's Author/Florist