Draw Cartoon Animals

Learn to draw a variety of animals in different styles, from the cute to the weird, from the realistic to kawaii and anthropomorphic (human-like) animals. This course will help you create animals with personality!

Pencil in hand, you’ll be doing line drawings to get all the fundamentals – form, volume, texture, proportions and  expression.

Meg will teach you how to draw your animals to give them character and make them feel alive.

  • Half day afternoons - Monday to Friday - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Suitable for ages 11 to 16
  • Everyone
  • Filling up

Course Info

You won’t only learn HOW to draw. You’ll also learn WHY to do it a certain way – so when you go home, you can analyse and check your work for yourself to become an independent artist. They’re the same tips and tricks used by real artists.

There will be worksheets every day to help you learn the different techniques, but also lots of time with blank pages to create your own masterpieces!

Day One


  • Basic shapes
  • Observations
  • Top-down and bottom up construction
  • Animals and basic objects
  • 2-D vs 3-D shapes
  • Stretch

Day Two


  • Basic proportions
  • Skeletons
  • Clothing
  • Cute characters and Kawaii

Day Three

Expression & Action

  • Expressions and emotions
  • Body language
  • Action lines
  • Weight
  • Basic walk cycle

Day Four


  • Scenes
  • Overlap
  • Point of view
  • Object rotation
  • Reference material

Day Five


  • Story arcs
  • Three panel comic
  • Inking basics (lettering)
  • Completed cartoon

For beginners and all levels of drawing experience

Please bring the following on your first day of class:

  • 2B pencils
  • Erasers and sharpeners
  • One medium 0.6 Artline
  • One finepoint Sharpie
Meg English
Course Tutor

Meg English

Meg English has worked as an artist and illustrator across a wide variety of mediums, as well as teaching art to kids, teens and adults.

Meg runs her own art classes through her business Blueberry Beetle. She has also run classes at The Bunker National Cartoon Gallery and for various community groups, youth festivals and schools.

Meg won a Mentorship with the Australian Society of Authors for Children’s Book Illustration and an NSW government grant to teach courses for children online.