Crazy Creature Combos - Creating Creatures With Crazy Combinations!
This is a beginner-to-intermediate surrealist cartooning class. Students learn to draw a simple yet robust visual vocabulary of "creature parts", which they use to improvise an array of surprising and original characters.
Randy James, MEd
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30 minute class
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Class Activities In this one-time class, the teacher will demonstrate the craft of spontaneous character generation and rapid cartoon illustration. Students develop unique characters which are randomly generated from a large and growing list of creature parts. They visually interpret these parts in their own way, then test their imagination using improvisational, idea-generating techniques to draw surprising creature conglomerations. "Creature Cuisinart": The majority of class...
There is no specific homework or outside reading required for this class. However, these books and movies inform the general art styles students will learn: "Where the Wild Things Are", "ParaNorman", "The 130 Storey TreeHouse", "Aliens vs Monsters'', "The Nightmare Before Christmas".
-Lots of white A4 (printer) paper (or similar) -Thick black pens, sharpies, pencils, and erasers (colored markers optional)
30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Randy James, MEd
Creativity Coach, Cartoonist, Animator, Word-Nerd
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
167 total reviews
404 completed classes
Randy James, MEd Creativity Coach, Cartoonist, Animator, Word-Nerd Hi, please call me Randy! As a college professor of game design and animation I mentored the artistically gifted for over 20 years. I have a Master's Degree in education and...