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.Enrol
Half day afternoons - Monday to Friday - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Suitable for ages 11 to 16
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.
- Basic shapes
- Top-down and bottom up construction
- Animals and basic objects
- 2-D vs 3-D shapes
- Basic proportions
- Cute characters and Kawaii
Expression & Action
- Expressions and emotions
- Body language
- Action lines
- Basic walk cycle
- Point of view
- Object rotation
- Reference material
- 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 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.