Cartooning: Exercise 1.1 and 1.2

I reteach myself how to make comics every few months. Why? Because I like reading about how different every artist’s process is in drawing comics and I’m drawn(haha, pun!) to how they approach teaching it to others. That’s why I’ve started to follow the exercises in Ivan Brunetti’s Cartooning.

Cartooning is a short 88-page book that lays out Brunetti’s 15-week lesson plan to get you to break down the anatomy of comics and determine your visual style. Each week’s lesson has a few exercises and a homework assignment.

Here are my two favorite exercises from week 1:

Exercise 1.1: Draw items from memory at with decreasing amounts of time:

Exercise 1.2: 25 famous cartoon characters from memory:

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