Some Cartoon Art and Drawing Basics

By J.
This week it was back to paper and pencil.
I think it is easier if you develop a few simple ways to draw cartoon style faces and bodies and then you can extend on these simple forms. So today I drew a few "u" shaped faces, noses, eyes and different hair styles on the blackboard and then asked the boys to make their own faces and bodies.
I think they did some great work and love the idea of covering the eye with hair!
 by J.
 by H.
 by H.
 by J.
I also wanted to do some more work on observational skills, so the boys picked a comic of Snoopy and worked at copying the lines, details and proportions as best they could. I find this such a useful way to teach children how to draw.
by H.

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