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Draw a cartoon animal using shapesCreate your own cartoon of an animal by using basic shapes to make a fun character version of your pet!
CARTOON animals using shapesExperiment and explore your own unique artistic style by turning your portrait into a cartoon!
Geometry is a type of mathematics that looks at shape, size, position of figures, and properties of space. All of these mathematical principles are also a huge part of art and drawing! Instead of being intimidated by an image, look for simple geometric shapes to help you establish basic forms to draw. Don't forget to start exploring your basic geometric principles!
Be an artist and explore your technical abilities by looking for simple geometric shapes in your subjects as the building blocks of your own illustrations. We're going to be looking for basic shapes in order to draw a cartoon animal with their own unique personalities. Play around with your own style and characterizations in each drawing.
How many different shapes can you see in front of you right now? I can see a rectangular screen, square keys, and a circular power button. What do you see?
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
- Sketchbook paper, cardstock or printer paper
- Reference image of an animal
- Alcohol markers, coloured markers or pencil crayons (oil pastels, watercolour or acrylic paints will also work with heavier paper)