Friday, June 17, 2011

ARTSCool Manga Cartooning week 1 done!

We just completed the first Cartoon Sketching course of ARTScool 2011 at The von Liebig Art Center. The gallery of student works reflects the different interests of the boys and girls that attended the class and ranged in age from 7 to 14 years old. Throughout the course every student got their own cartoon portrait drawn on the spot as a souvenir, and I did my best to speed sketch as many additional requests as we could fit between class activities (additional portraits as ninjas, surfers, and mermaids come to mind). Everybody created a cartoon character using the Color Blank figurines, some students worked on their dragon illustration skills, others explored the story-telling potential of mini comics, some students worked on their coloring skills with the pop-up card activity and custom sketches, we shared some origami models (ninja stars, penguins, and jumping frogs), and the boys in particular had a blast with seveal origami mini airplanes.
Dragon drawn with Sakura Pigma Sensei pens and colored with Faber Castell Pitt Artist pens and glitter glue by a 12 year-old student. My sincere thanks to all the creative students and helpful interns for making the first ARTScool Cartoon Sketching class a success. Pop-up card skillfully colored with permanent markers by another student. Keep on sketching and exploring your artistic potential kids. Continue to dry different sketching tools and refine your personal sketching kits to suit your needs and preferences. Have a great summer and safe travels!

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