Learn drawing with simple cartoon animals

By Maria Avramova, Award-winning Director, Designer and Animator

Language: English

This course is for you

This is a fun course for the whole family who enjoy doing arts and crafts with their kids but find it difficult to draw. I´m going to teach you how to draw some animals so you can practice them with your kids. You no longer have to say: Tell your aunt(uncle, dad, mom...) to draw them, she draws better. You will be the role model artist that your kids will love to spend time with. Also, we will increase the fun by drawing using rhymes. So you will learn how to include that animal in simple and funny stories. You can turn those lessons into a fun game and come up with new words that rhyme with this particular animal. Game and play are the best way to learning. The drawings are simple with repetitive elements in each chapter and it will evolve your fantasy and creative thinking with will improve your ability to creative solutions. When you are new to drawing and you find it challenging to start, this is the perfect course for you. You don´t need any special skills or training. Anyone can do this. Create your picture book filling it up with fun characters that you´ve drawn yourself, ready to print. Or print out the drawings attached in this lecture and paint them as many times as you want.

Course overview - 2

  • Introduction

  • Draw and rhyme animals

Meet your instructor

Maria Maria
Maria AvramovaAward-winning Director, Designer and Animator
I am a character design, film director, animator and illustrator. I have worked in the animation industry for over 15 years, bringing characters to life. I have worked with clients such as McDonalds and Ericsson to create a top notch 3D animated characters for the their commercials. I´ve had the privilage to direct actors such as Sir Roger Moore and Peter Stormare among all, as voice actors for animated movies. I´ve worked with renown illustrators and screenwriters such as Iain McCaig, the legendary designer from Star Wars, to breath life to stories and characters. The TV-show I´ve recently wrote and directed, called Space Yoghurt, is having a worldwide success and has been featured twice in the Animation Magazine. I started my life as an artist at the age of 13 when I attended art school. The first year we had to draw 50 drawings a day, after school. It seemed a lot, but now I know it was what it took to be able to draw well. I know what it takes to became an artist, but also I know the struggle of the process. I´m here to share with you the knowledge that I´ve been gathering through my experience on how to draw. I´m also here to inspire you and let you know that each one of the artists you admire today has one been a beginner. Having said that, I´m going to share with you some shortcuts to how you can start drawing and get a result immidiately, because, sure you need to put in the work, but inspiration is what will keep you going. You will see that you too have it in you, but you are not aware of it yet. Welcome to my world.