Teach Yourself toDraw!
Want to dazzle your teacher and friends? Grab your pencils and visit these sites, which can help you learn the steps to drawing cartoons, faces and animals.
Rugrats Characters — Arlene Klasky and Gabor Csupo, creators of the Rugrats, Thornberrys, AAAHH! and Real Monsters, have a web site where they teach you the steps of drawing for animation, from creating characters out of basic shapes to adding colors and props. http://www.cooltoons2.com/rugrats/index.html
Draw a Mallard — You’ll find easy step-by-step instructions on how to draw these beautiful birds. You’ll know a lot about ducks and mallards before you’re done! http://www.exploringnature.org/db/detail.php?dbID=46&detID=2881
Faces, landscapes, crazy animals and wacky sandwiches –Just pick what you want to draw from the top of the page, and you’ll find easy to follow step-by-step instructions. http://library.thinkquest.org/J002045F/learning_to_draw.htm
Cartoon-like lions, cats, birds, lizards, frogs and bears – Click on your favorite animal and start drawing. If you don’t have time to follow the onscreen instructions, just print them out. (Parents&emdash;this site has some ads at the top of the pages that might be mistaken for clickables.)
Rainforest scenes – You’ll create scary spiders, silly monkeys and pretty butterflies.
Cartoons. Just pick your favorite and copy each part of the drawing. The steps are given out one at a time, so they’re easy to follow! (Just click the “next” button each time you’ve finished a step.)