Why not invent a gimmick to create your own style for cartoon characters?

You will need:
  • Felt Tips
  • Paper
Lots of cartoonists have their own style. Their characters might have big noses, or odd shaped heads. So why not try it yourself - pick one strange feature, and try to draw lots of characters using that gimmick.

Neil demonstrated by creating characters with eyes popping out. First, a horse.
Try it yourself by drawing other characters with the same gimmick.

Next, Neil drew a dog and a shark which also have eyes popping out!
Next, test your gimmick with some human characters, as Neil did.
The results clearly look like they were drawn by the same artist.

Experiment with your own gimmick. Big hair, big lips, big teeth - whatever!

Try it yourself!