Let’s Make a Cartoon Character!

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Slap slap slap me, I’m so clueless. I really wanted to join the bandwagon of making a cartoon character. But like I said, I’m a na’da!

Enter my nephew (artist partner) YUAN, oh boy, sometimes it’s great to truly rely on kids’ imaginations! Let’s make that often! So please people,let’s CLAP CLAP CLAP for Yuan!!!

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This was Yuan’s output from the previous post.  I’m so in love with the dinosaur (which I thought was a dragon so the kid was kinda mad haha)

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I asked Yuan to do the character again, this time on a bigger (and more clean) paper. With a promise that I will use his drawing for an animation project! He was amazed that I can make the drawing move so he did my request.

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Yuan working. I also asked him to name the character. HMMM what could it be? he kept rejecting my suggestions. Why dislike naming it the same as his? Yuan the dragon dinosaur. What’s wrong with that? haha

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And I jumped in to help him color.

Output:

Presenting, Fely and Pete the Phyrosaur. (etymology: Dinosaurs that throw fire!!!) haaayaaaah!!! Fely the mother, Pete the son. cute names Yuan. 🙂

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Oh yeah, before I forget, the animation part!!  Well I’m planning to learn that one, but for now… Yuan, here it is *drumrolls:

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CLAP CLAP CLAP Miaaaaa!!! 😛

Creativity is contagious. Pass it on! – Albert Einstein

❤ mia

Freedom Sheet for Kids

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Mama Mia, I should have thought about this earlier. Had I done so, I could have saved sheets of bond papers — which after all the doodle, scribbles and colors, soon turn to paper airplanes! (*total facepalm moment, their works must be displayed like legit, right?) Well, kids are kids and they play.

So I made a what I called ‘Freedom Sheet‘ for them. On these 90 x 60 cm white sheets, they can do anything they want; color, scribble, doodle, write etc. This is great, I’m assured the kiddos continue to practice drawing, PLUS, they maybe, (just maybe), can’t turn this into airplanes! Wee!

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All sorts of kid-friendly art tools are on the table.

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This is the first day for the freedom sheet. I told my nephews Andrei and Yuan to make their own ‘cartoon character’. And these are the results:

Yuan

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Mighty T-Rex and the castle

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Flying Petri and Little Foot under the tree.

Andrei

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A Korean Pop Superstar!

Super cute! I love the characters they did. It’s something I cannot do, really. With cartoon character concepts, I absolutely do rely on my nephews’ beautiful imagination.

Surely, the freedom sheet is big for kids and there are more spaces to fill. I’m excited for the final output! And I will still post here, in case the sheet becomes a giant paper airplane! 🙂

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. – Maya Angelou

❤ mia