Toon Lists

The list of Cartoon drawings we’ve done so far, and which we’re going to do next, as well as the instructions and expectations I’ve given (each are worth 4 points). Remember, these drawings are “progressive,” meaning that the skills from beginning to end use the skills from the previous one on the list, so don’t begin the most recent assignments before completing the list – in order. Link to Google Doc with Step-by-Step Warm-Up Drawing Videos

Mr. Wing's reminder to himself: Keep It Simple, Student (And yes, I still think of myself as a student...) (like Sandra Boynton), "100+ Character Model Sheets from Animated Movies," Preston Blair: Animation Resources, Character Design Model Sheets (Pinterest), or Cartoon Mascot Illustrations on -- or a little more complex, like this site for Animated Character Design References. Then there are my two Pinterest pages, CaptivArting & Jay_Wing. You might not have access to Pinterest at school, but you should be able to see it at home.

Hard to believe, but there's a field of study called, "Mascotology," which ought to inspire us to draw more mascots, to sell mascot art for tee shirts and other imprinted items (greeting cards, coffee mugs, calendars, ect.)  to various high schools, colleges, universities -- or directly to the public, to those who attended these various institutions, but now work in industry (which is a whole larger community of potential clients).

One of my Cartooning "Heroes" is a professional named Ron Leishman. For the past several decades he's sat at home in his studio creating and selling "Microstock," (also known as Clip Art, or Stock Illustration), to multiple professional stock illustration sites, as well in the service I subscribed to for a few years, wherein Ron emailed a new "royalty-free" cartoon to customers, for 10¢ a day (I think it's now 10¢). His site is still going strong and is called, "" The links below marked, "R.L." are links to his samples of as many of these totem/spirit animals as I could find using Google image search. Ron's service is one of the inspirations for me becoming a Teacher, to train the next generation of Cartoonists how to create and sell their work, following Ron's example. Here's a link to Ron's Pinterest page. And here's my Pinterest. Ron's TpT site.