Summer Classes – winding down….

Final lessons from my structured summer classes. The students have been very engaged this year, compared to previous years. Love it! They were so compelled to listen, learn, and put in the work to finish their lessons – and have an art piece they could be proud of!!! And that makes me proud of them!

Disturbing to me though – how many of the older students looked at me, wide-eyed, when I mentioned basic one and two point perspective. They’re in the higher grades and have never heard of perspective?! I’m seeing a trend towards marginalizing art in school, and thinking of it as an “art’s and craft’s” kind of thing. Nothing wrong with art’s and craft’s, but these students should be learning at least basic foundational drawing skills!!!

Anyway, there’s my rant. Now, an example of the lesson from this final summer class…..the inks and color version. I had fun doing this one

summer classes…

I’ve been teaching a lot of Manga and superhero/comics drawing this summer. Thought I’d share images of some of the drawings I did as lessons. These are 20 minute, in class demonstrations for the most part. Enjoy!

Shoujo teen – blue line
shoujo teen – ink


shounen perspective

Spidey – marker coloring

panel layouts
fantasy drawing

more everyday heroes…

Wonder TwerkSuper fartSuper fart colorHere we have a couple more heroes caught in everyday situations. Super Fart!¬†Beware of the blast zone! and heroes don’t twerk, they Wonder Twerk!

I’ve put up the inks for both. Color for Wonder twerk to follow.

These were both inked onto marker paper. Super Fart was then hand colored with Faber Castle brush pens. Might go digital with Wonder Twerk.