Course Summary

Learn the basics of cartoon drawing with Illustrator Sarah Howell . Starting with a stick figure, this class will teach you how to draw faces, gestures and simple perspective drawing while identifying stylistic features of other cartoonists and finding a personal style.


Course Sessions

Wednesday, 9th October - 5 classes

Session ID HXS39803C
9 Oct - 6 Nov 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Location CBD
Session Fees
$389 / $370 (conc)
Sarah Howell

Develop your basic techniques in drawing towards a style specifically for cartooning. An introduction to line, proportion and shading and various existing styles to consider in your own drawings. Develop technique and style and complete the course with a portfolio of cartoon drawings.

Week 1:

  • Face proportions
  • Facial expressions

Week 2:

  • Basic figure construction
  • Hands
  • Feet

Week 3:

  • Using drawing conventions such as negative space and perspective/foreshortening to create dynamic figures

Week 4:

  • Cartooning conventions such as speech balloons, sound effects, speed lines. Elements of a cartoon that are needed when dealing with the non-visual parts of the character’s world: sounds, smells, tastes, sensations, internal thoughts

Week 5:

  • The final session pulls it all together to create a character concept drawing.

About Illustrator Sarah Howell

Sarah Howell is an illustrator of cartoons and comics and mentors others in how to create their own personalised comics. She is Co-Founder of Squishface Comic Studio, a collective of comic creators and illustrators; Co-Presenter of Triple R radio’s Graphic Nature; and she is on the Homecooked Comics Festival Steering Committee (after 4 years as Festival Director).

Please bring:

2B, B or HB pencil



A3 Sketchpad

0.1mm ink pens.

Further materials will be advised as course progresses. Materials cost will be approx $30

Notification of a class cancellation will be advised 48 hours prior to the course commencement date. We advise to purchase your materials once you have received email confirmation that your class is proceeding as scheduled. All efforts are made to ensure that our classes proceed to avoid disappointment.

Last updated: June 14, 2024 04:31pm