Cartoon Drawing: For The Absolute Beginner!

Take your stick-man and upgrade it into a 3D character!
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1hr 28min of on-demand video
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Drawing basic 3D shapes at different angles
Drawing interior and exterior contour lines
1-Point Perspective/ How To Set It Up
Creating the character’s skeleton
Drawing geometrical shapes in one-point perspective
Transforming the stick figure into 3-dimensions
Erasing guidelines
Adding bend, movement and center of gravity
Converting geometrical forms into organic forms


  • Drawing materials
  • Paper
  • A Willingness to Practice hard!


No previous drawing knowledge is required to start. This course is designed for the absolute beginner in mind so we will be beginning from square one.

In this course you will learn to think like an artist and draw a cartoon guy named Tommy Toon by building up simple 3D shapes. This will give you some firm groundwork to begin learning how to design your own characters and draw from your head.

Drawing cartoons is a great first step in learning to draw without fully mastering anatomy and texture detail. Using the rubber hose style made popular by figures such as Max Fleischer and Walt Disney, you can achieve a 3D figure that can be posed dynamically, colored, and shaded.

If you like this course and want to dive further into the topic, look for my  "Ultimate Cartoon Drawing" and "How to Draw Dynamic Stickmen" courses where I teach more advanced techniques that build on this method. Let's bring your characters to the next level!

Don't forget to claim your FREE Workbook PDF inside! It has many printable pages that will allow you to follow along with me as I draw in the course.

I'll see you in the course!

Who this course is for:

  • Beginners looking to draw cartoon characters
  • Aspiring artists


B.S, Host @RedCapeLearning 540,000 + Students
Mitchell Bouchard
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Mitch is a Canadian filmmaker from Harrow Ontario, Canada. In 2016 he graduated from Dakota State University with a B.S, in Computer Graphics specializing in Film and Cinematic Arts.

Currently, Mitch operates as the Chairman of Red Cape Studios, Inc. where he continues his passion for filmmaking. He is also the Host of Red Cape Learning and Produces / Directs content for Red Cape Films.

He has reached over 540,000 + Students on Udemy and Produced more than 3X Best-Selling Courses.

Mitch is currently working Producing Online Educational Courses thru Red Cape Studios Inc.

Winning several awards at Dakota State University such as "1st Place BeadleMania", "Winner College 10th Anniversary Dordt Film Festival" as well as "Outstanding Artist Award College of Arts and Sciences".

Mitch has been Featured on CBC's "Windsors Shorts" Tv Show and was also the Producer/Director for TEDX Windsor, featuring speakers from across the Country. 

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Kevin Gardin
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As your drawing teacher, it is my goal to prepare you for every challenge you will face when creating your finished piece! I've spent countless hours honing my skills and now I'm giving you a view of my drawing page where I look forward to helping you create your best work ever. Whether it be your own character design, or a still life, you can make it all happen through my online drawing courses. The video lessons and workpages are designed to be effective in allowing you to remember the information quickly and use it right away.  It's so easy too, no more sorting through endless Youtube tutorials for the correct information you need, your time is valuable! All of my drawing courses also come with a PDF workbook and a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Currently based in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

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