Feb 102014

Hi Everyone!

Here’s the update from our latest Comics for Kids Class.  To get a quick partial recap, check out this blog entry from last year, which was half of our lesson!  (Scroll only to the first part, which shows the lesson before the student work).

This year’s updated version of that lesson also discussed how to draw “flat” and non three dimensional characters/clothing, such as the very cute and graphic characters from “Adventuretime,” and also featured a section on how to do cartoon fashion illustration, for girls AND for guys!

So, without further ado, here’s the different drawings, line-work, and costuming the Meltdown Comics for Kids students did in 2014!  Thanks for reading, and keep scrolling down.   Everyone did a great job, worked really hard, and had very creative ideas.

By the way, Zoe’s work is the last student’s work listed, and the final drawing is of a girl with a dress and beret on. You might see lots of spacing, but all of the drawings are here!  You’ll know you’ve seen everything once you’ve scrolled to that final drawing of hers.

Without further ado, here are the drawings done by our student Jasper!  A fan of “Adventuretime,” Jasper prefers costume styles with a clean, graphic look to them, without too much wrinkling or shading of the garments.  His first character wore a snazzy vest and clean slacks, which you can still see even though a Pencil Tornado scribbled over him!   In his “Adventuretime” drawings, you can see how the human characters are well dressed, and there’s a really nice aesthetic balance between the black and white.  Black shoes and white pants make black shirts pop!  You can also notice the really nice line-work on the T-shirt pattern, hidden behind the black cardigans on top.

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Jan 232014

Hi everyone, and Happy New Year!

We’re playing catch-up with the blog entries from later 2013 through early 2014, so, please check out the great work the Meltdown Uni kids did either on the lesson about creating alien and robot characters, or, on how to create suspense in their comics and drawings.  The suspense lesson for returning students is still being uploaded, but below is the Alien and Robots lesson (read the instructional part only, as the work by these students will be in this recap):

The descriptions specific to each student will explain what lesson they worked from.  Without further ado, check out the awesome drawings and comics everyone made (-: Scroll down, and thanks for reading.

P.S.– the blog has been spacing a bit far apart of late, so make sure you scroll ALL the way to the end to see everyone’s work!  Our student Sam’s description, and subsequent drawings, are the last on the blog, so that’s the final thing you should see when reading through.

Below are the great works done by Maddie!  She focused on character designs, and a comic based on twins– one a regular human being, and the other an evil Robot!  Her character designs were very strongly formed, and done with nice clean pencil lines.  They were especially strong drawings since the twins look almost exactly alike– yet, you can tell that the bad twin is a robot, through subtle angles and details.

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Nov 132013

Hi Everybody!

The blog is currently full of student work to still be uploaded, which is great, although it makes it a bit like the Tortoise from the Tortoise and the Hare.  Plugging along, but slowly!  In any case, since All Hallow’s eve was not long ago, this blog post is going to focus on the monster characters our students creatively came up with.

If you go to this link, you can check out the monster creation and cool combinations the students learned how to create!

Students who missed our pre-Halloween lesson got to create their monster characters for the first time in our last class.  The students who had made their monster characters previously continued those characters stories, while actually learning how to ink with a brush pen!  That ink work will be covered next.  But without further ado, here’s this Monster-ous (ha ha) blog!

And without further delay, meet the great characters, comics, and drawings, created by Zoe, Maddie, Sam, and Mason!  Scroll down to see their hard work, and thanks for tuning in to Comics for Kids 😀

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