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Gesture in your cartoons

Now you have the basic skills to find and draw gesture—in animals, trees and people.  You can also use this skill to draw your favorite cartoons and superheroes!

I drew the cartoons below for the writer elf, Zobelia.  I started with a gesture drawing, just like I would for any figure I was observing.

Gesture in your cartoons | The Story Elves - Help with writing, editing, illustrating and designing your own stories

Even a cartooned cephalopod has gesture! Simply find the gesture and overall movement, then breakdown the shapes to draw the character.

Gesture in your cartoons | The Story Elves - Help with writing, editing, illustrating and designing your own stories

—By Scoble

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