Doodling is simple, easy and fun. All it takes is practice! Like everything else in life, practice is key to success. While course will help you explore your own style, practice will fine tune it. When doodling becomes a constant habit, creativity unfolds naturally and helps you remember everything in a visual form. This includes all your school subjects as well! Keeping a sketchbook is important. If you don’t have one, just use paper and file it all together. You will be able to track your progress as well! In this course, Anina shows you the process of transforming imagination into art. She helps you loosen up by doing some warm up exercises, to develop your imagination, to create your own characters and tell a story about them! Start by getting to know Anina, your doodle buddy. Learn how to get comfortable with a blank page and the joy of converting what is on your mind to paper. ‘You can’ is the motto here. Everyone Can!
So just let loose and get prepared to get messy! Keep sketch book or lots of paper ready to started! Best is to use pencil, but you can also use pens, sharpies, crayons and other simple and widely available materials. Use all the resources at your disposal to warm up! Warm up is most crucial to this course. So take your time and do this important activity. Once you are sufficiently warmed up, we will work on expressions in the most easiest way possible. The next step will be to start building a character on any shape you can think of! We will make some really fun doodles in this section. Finally, create your own characters! Anina will help you understand the process of creating your own character and how to make it come alive. Use all these lessons learnt to make your own story! And guess what, once you submit your final project, you will also get feedback on it.
You will complete this course with a sketchbook / papers filled with exercises, expressions, characters and a final story piece that will incorporate all that you have learned along the way. Filling up papers / sketch book with your doodles should be an ongoing activity and you can share some of your doodles with us at www.thetalkingcanvas.com/designlab to see it come alive on some of our products. Isn’t that an added motivation? Imagine your art going far and wide!
Who's It For
This course is ideal for 5-10 year old Junior Monsters! However, younger and older ones can also take this course. It’s basically for anyone who wants to convert their imagination into doodles!
What You Need
Just an open mind to learn! You will need a sketchbook / papers, printed practice sheets, a pencil, pen/sharpies, eraser, any colouring medium like crayons or colour pencils to bring life to your doodles.
Anina Elizabeth Jacob
Illustrator, Artist & Art Director
Anina is an architect by professional training who later turned into a full time illustrator as a result of her passion for cartoons and doodling. After practicing architecture for a short while, she started working at Toonz Animation India for the love of creating kids content and later entered the Advertising Industry as an Art Director. Currently she runs her own brand The Doodleholic, where she sells illustrated merchandise, creates content, conducts workshops and sessions on doodling with the vision of helping everyone discover doodling as a form of self-expression and discover the inner joy that comes from creating art.
What you need
Just an open mind to learn! You will need a sketchbook / papers, printed practice sheets, a pencil, pen/sharpies, eraser, any coloring medium like crayons or color pencils to bring life to your doodles.