Sunday, May 6, 2012

Tutorial on how to draw cartoon exressions

It's been such a long time since I did a tutorial for YouTube. I've always loved doodling, and filming myself doing it seemed a natural progression.

As of late, and particularly on this blog, I've been looking to show as many of you that are interested in the tricks of the trade, little tutorials on how they are done.

Eventually I hope to be able to film a professional DVD and put it up for sale in my store. But for now, you can enjoy it all for free.

Like I've said, I want to teach as many people who want to know how to draw cartoons, exactly how to do draw cartoons. I want to lift up the veil of confusion that people feel when they see a finished cartoon and say to themselves, 'How did they do that ?', by quite simply, breaking the whole process down into its constituent stages.

Drawing cartoons is no more confusing than learning any other trade; if you follow the simple steps I give, and practice, you will be able to draw cartoons. How proficient you become at it will rely largely on how much practice you are willing to put into it.

Today's YouTube tutorial deals with the human face and how to produce simple expressions. I start by showing you how, by dividing a sketched circle, you will always accurately be able to place the faces' composite features in the right place every time and therefore have facial continuity in your characters.

The YouTube videos will go from teaching basics to more advanced lessons, so whether you're an absolute beginner or a talented amateur, there will hopefully be something for you all.

Oh, and for those of you who just want to learn how to draw well known characters to impress your friends, I'll be doing 'How To' tutorials on a lot of these to. So stay tuned, there really is so much about to happen on this blog and if you're a lover of cartoons, silly tales, tutorials, gag strips and great deals, then sign up for the email alerts and don't miss a single post.

And finally, don't forget to come back tomorrow, and the next eight days, as I serialise a short story from my Castle Comics comic book, available for only £4.99 from my store.

By the way, if you are in need of books, DVD's, games, electrical goods and you're going to use Amazon to buy them, please click onto it through my site on the banner advert to your right; for every person that does I get a payment from Amazon, and if you order from that click then I get a commission on what you buy. It doesn't cost you a single penny extra but it does help fund this blog, enabling me to carry on giving you free cartoon advice and stories.

Please remember, every click you make helps me entertain you! Thank you


  1. Cheers Wayne, coming from yourself that is indeed a compliment. For anyone reading this you really must check Wayne's work out at the Dandy comic


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