Monday, June 20, 2016

Birthday Party Cartoon Portraits

Star Wars theme birthday party
Star Wars theme birthday party
Took a different approach with this Star Wars theme birthday party, and sketched the guests as they enjoyed the activities rather that have them stand still for their cartoon portraits.
Star Wars theme birthday party
A couple of guests did spot me in the corner as I drew, so they stood still for a couple of minutes resulting in a more precise likeness.
Star Wars theme birthday party
By the end of the two hour party, each guests had at least one Jedi portrait to take home.  Two girls went home with extra portraits: mermaid, fairy, and princess to round up the evening.
Star Wars theme birthday party

Monday, May 16, 2016

List of Upcoming Manga Cartoon Sketching Classes and Summer Camps at Cary Arts Center

For the convenience of students and their parents, this is the list of my upcoming classes and summer camps at the Cary Arts Center.


Graphic Storytelling: Manga Style - (age 14.00 Y -  Y)
Expand your creativity by taking cues from Japanese Pop Culture (Anime, Manga, and Video Games).Create chibi-characters, heroes, villains and dragon-like creatures in your sketchbook. Apply popular manga features to create cartoon portraits. Bring a sketchbook. Other supplies included.
 A    94352 - Graphic Storytelling: Manga Style (age 14 & up)       2016 SUMMER    Sat, Jul9 - Jul9, 12:15PM -  3:15PM    Cary Arts Center  0.00 reg   [1.00 meetings]
 A    94353 - Graphic Storytelling: Manga Style (age 14 & up)       2016 SUMMER    Mon, Jul11 - Jul25,  7:00PM -  9:00PM    Cary Arts Center  1.00 reg   [3.00 meetings]
 A    94354 - Graphic Storytelling: Manga Style (age 14 & up)       2016 SUMMER    Mon, Aug8 - Aug22,  7:00PM -  9:00PM    Cary Arts Center  0.00 reg   [3.00 meetings]
Drawing, Painting, and Mixed Media : Teens - (age 11.00 Y - 16.00 Y)
Interested in learning new or improving  your current drawing, painting or mixed media skills? Check out all the classes offered at the Cary Arts Center!
 A    94768 - Hogwarts School of Magical Drawing (age 11-16)
Author and draw your own "Book of Magic" containing: creatures never seen before; witch and wizard wardrobes and accessories;  and more!  Supplies included.       2016 SUMMER    Fri, Aug12 - Aug19,  5:00PM -  6:30PM    Cary Arts Center  1.00 reg   [2.00 meetings]
Teen Art Camps Exp (11-16) - (age 11.00 Y - 16.00 Y)
Materials are included for all summer Teen Art Camps for ages 11-16.  Bring a light snack for each half-day camp.
 A    92838 - Teen Manga Sketchbook (age 11-16)
Design characters and fantasy creatures typical of Japanese comics using pen and ink, color pencils,watercolors and more. Beginning and advanced students are welcomed.
Click on the Teen Art Exp (11-16) link to see all of the exciting art experiences that we offer.       2016 SUMEDIT    M,Tu,W,Th,F, Aug1 - Aug5,  9:00AM - 12:00PM    Cary Arts Center  12.00 reg   [5.00 meetings]
 A    93632 - Teen Manga Sketchbook (age 11-16)
Design characters and fantasy creatures typical of Japanese comics using pen and ink, color pencils,watercolors and more. Beginning and advanced students are welcomed.
Click on the Teen Art Exp (11-16) link to see all of the exciting art experiences that we offer.       2016 SUMEDIT    M,Tu,W,Th,F, Jun27 - Jul1,  1:00PM - 4:00PM    Cary Arts Center  12.00 reg   [5.00 meetings]
Saturday Teen Classes and Workshops - (age 11.00 Y - 16.00 Y)

 A    94338 - Cartoon Sketching: License to Draw Everything (age 11-16)
Try new art materials to supercharge and refine your current sketching skills while expanding your visual library with the classic archetypes found in Anime and Manga. All sketching levels welcomed since instructor provides individual guidance. You are welcomed to bring your favorite sketchbook and sketching tools.       2016 SUMMER    Sat, Jun18 - Jun18, 12:15PM -  3:15PM    Cary Arts Center  1.00 reg   [1.00 meetings]
 A    94350 - Cartoon Sketching: License to Draw Everything (age 11-16)
Try new art materials to supercharge and refine your current sketching skills while expanding your visual library with the classic archetypes found in Anime and Manga. All sketching levels welcomed since instructor provides individual guidance. You are welcomed to bring your favorite sketchbook and sketching tools.       2016 SUMMER    Sat, Jul23 - Jul23, 12:15PM -  3:15PM    Cary Arts Center  0.00 reg   [1.00 meetings]
 A    94351 - Cartoon Sketching: License to Draw Everything (age 11-16)
Try new art materials to supercharge and refine your current sketching skills while expanding your visual library with the classic archetypes found in Anime and Manga. All sketching levels welcomed since instructor provides individual guidance. You are welcomed to bring your favorite sketchbook and sketching tools.       2016 SUMMER    Sat, Aug20 - Aug20, 12:15PM -  3:15PM    Cary Arts Center  0.00 reg   [1.00 meetings]
Youth Art Camps Exp (age 8-11 or 12) - (age 7.00 Y - 11.00 Y)
Materials are included in all Youth Visual Art Experiences.  Bring a light snack for each half-day camp.
 A    93444 - Robots, Ninjas, & Monsters (age 7-11)
Learn about the three classic archetypes that often appear in Japanese comics . Sketch and create your own Ninja and Samurai versions by combining references from Feudal Japan, modern and Sci-Fi elements.       2016 SUMEDIT    M,Tu,W,Th,F, Aug1 - Aug5,  1:00PM -  4:00PM    Cary Arts Center  12.00 reg   [5.00 meetings]
 A    93777 - Fantasy Characters & Costume Illustration (age 7-12)
Design and sketch your own fantasy characters and the costumes that they may wear.       2016 SUMEDIT    M,Tu,W,Th,F, Aug22 - Aug26,  1:00PM - 4:00PM    Cary Arts Center  10.00 reg   [5.00 meetings]

 A    93450 - Ninja, Samurai, and Yokai Cartoon Sketching (age 8-12)
Design your own ninja characters and craft comic pages and pop-up dioramas where they can face noble samurai warriors and Traditional Japanese Monsters (Yokai). For those of you that enjoy Origami, you could build your own ninja arsenal of ninja stars (double sided 4 point star, transforming 8-point star, and Giant 16-point ninja star).       2016 SUMEDIT    M,Tu,W,Th,F, Jun13 - Jun17,  1:00PM -  4:00PM    Cary Arts Center  12.00 reg   [5.00 meetings]
 A    93451 - Heroes, Heroines & Ancient Warriors (age 7-11)
Sharpen your cartoon sketching skills while designing Anime and Manga heroes, heroines and warriors inspired by cultures from the ancient world. Learn origami skills to create sets of claws, giant spinning stars and lightning bolts!       2016 SUMEDIT    M,Tu,W,Th,F, Aug15 - Aug19,  9:00AM - 12:00PM    Cary Arts Center  10.00 reg   [5.00 meetings]
 A    93476 - Aquatic Creatures 4-Day Camp (age 8-11)
Learn to draw underwater landscapes populated with aquatic creatures and unique plant life.       2016 SUMEDIT    Tu,W,Th,F, Jul5 - Jul8,  9:00AM - 12:00PM    Cary Arts Center  11.00 reg   [4.00 meetings]
Youth Art Camps Exp (age 6-8 or 9) - (age 6.00 Y - 9.00 Y)
Materials are included for all Youth Visual Art Experiences.  Bring a light snack for each half-day camp.
 A    93399 - Cartoon Pets (age 6-9)
Do you like dogs and cats or is your favorite type of pet another animal? Learn to draw some of your favorite pets and create some pet cartoons.       2016 SUMEDIT    M,Tu,W,Th,F, Aug8 - Aug12,  9:00AM - 12:00PM    Cary Arts Center  11.00 reg   [5.00 meetings]
 A    93373 - Ninjas and Dragons (age 6-8)
Sharpen your drawing skills! Create characters and creatures found in Japanese animation and comic books. All cartoon sketching skill levels are welcomed.       2016 SUMEDIT    M,Tu,W,Th,F, Jun13 - Jun17,  9:00AM - 12:00PM    Cary Arts Center  11.00 reg   [5.00 meetings]
 A    93392 - Mermen, Mermaids, & More! 4-Day Camp (age 6-8)
Learn to draw Chibi mascot characters. Create underwater landscapes populated with mermaids, mermen and their aquatic friends.       2016 SUMEDIT    Tu,W,Th,F, Jul5 - Jul8,  1:00PM -  4:00PM    Cary Arts Center  11.00 reg   [4.00 meetings]
Saturday Youth Workshops and Classes - (age 6.00 Y - 11.00 Y)

 A    94327 - Mythical Creatures Design and Sketching (age 6-11)
Learn about designing and sketching mythical creatures such as dragons, unicorns, monsters and more!  New and experienced drawing students are welcomed due to the one-on-one instruction.       2016 SUMMER    Sat, Jul16 - Jul16, 12:15PM -  3:15PM    Cary Arts Center  1.00 reg   [1.00 meetings]
Cartoon Sketching Anime & Manga Characters and Creatures - (age 5.00 Y - 12.00 Y)
Sharpen eye-hand coordination and drawing skills while creating characters and fantasy creatures found in action and super hero movies, Japanese animation, and comic books. Class is suitable for beginners as well as advanced students that wish to refine sketching skills and build vocabulary.
 A    94734 -        2016 SUMMER    Mon, Jun13 - Jun27,  5:15PM -  6:45PM    Cary Arts Center  0.00 reg   [3.00 meetings]
 A    94735 -        2016 SUMMER    Mon, Jul11 - Jul25,  5:15PM -  6:45PM    Cary Arts Center  0.00 reg   [3.00 meetings]
 A    94736 -        2016 SUMMER    Mon, Aug8 - Aug22,  5:15PM -  6:45PM    Cary Arts Center  1.00 reg   [3.00 meetings]

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

How To Draw Manga Character sheets

How to Sketch Manga characters handout
Complete the faces above.
How to Sketch Manga characters handout
Draw this guy's left hand and have him hold something interesting in it.
How to Sketch Manga characters handout
Draw this Winter's Queen left arm and the background elements behind her.
How to Sketch Manga characters handout
Add the limbs to this character and create his surrounding environment.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Halloween Coloring Sheets for Upcoming Kids' Ball at Cary Arts Center

Halloween Coloring pages for Kids Ball at Arts Center
Spent an hour earlier today making this coloring sheets for the Halloween craft activities at the Cary Arts Center.
Halloween Coloring pages for Kids Ball at Arts Center
Halloween Coloring pages for Kids Ball at Arts Center
Halloween Coloring pages for Kids Ball at Arts Center
Also made some sample manga cartoon portraits of some characters from The Walking Dead.
Manga Portraits sketching demo

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Origami Puppets based on the Daruma model

Origami Pikachu
With Pokemon being so popular, we modified the Daruma origami kit to make this Pikachu model. We used 12" X 12" scrapbook paper to fold the basic body and added additional features and limbs that were secured with hot glue or Yes paste.
Puppets based on Daruma Origami model
The project is flexible enough to customize other characters and animal puppets. Thus each student can exercise their creativity and make their own unique creations.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Gallery of Cartoon Portraits from Birthday Party

Birthday Cartoon Portraits
Had the pleasure of drawing some ninja and princess cartoon portraits for a TMNT-themed birthday party held at the Kids Together Park this past weekend. Most boys wanted to be either a ninja or a dragon knight. The girls went with Harry Potter or Disney Princesses requests.
Birthday Cartoon Portraits
 It took just a little over an hour to draw fourteen sketches with my trusty Sakura Pigma Sensei 06 pen.
Birthday Cartoon Portraits
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Birthday Cartoon Portraits
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Birthday Cartoon Portraits
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Birthday Cartoon Portraits
Birthday Cartoon Portraits
Birthday Cartoon Portraits
Birthday Cartoon Portraits
Birthday Cartoon Portraits