HD Video

CartoonSmart was the first training website to offer HD video. Seriously. Before YouTube was even founded, we realized screencasts needed to be way bigger than what others were offering. Nothing will replace books in the training spectrum, but sometimes you just want to put your feet up and watch someone else work. Since 2004, our customers haven't had to squint.

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Software to use

Your instructor uses the desktop version of Sketchbook Pro by Autodesk, but you can choose any illustration software you own. If you choose to use a sketching program for the iPad, two recommended apps are Sketchbook Pro for iPad and Art Studio for the iPad.

Your Instructor

Disney and Pixar-trained artist, Paris Christou teaches this fantastic course on how to draw in elaborate detail. Paris is a full time animator, pin-up artist, children's story book illustrator, and has his own comic series for a nationally distributed newspaper in the UK.

How to Draw Cartoon Animals. Six roaring hours.

In this huge video tutorial series you will learn how animator and illustrator, Paris Christou, uses basic shapes to construct dozens of animals!

Divided into five different enviroments, the course features: house pets, farm animals, forest animals, jungle animals and sea creatures. Plus you'll get two more videos covering The Basics and Final Clean Up.

Session Descriptions

Environment #1 - Drawing House Pets

In this part, Paris focuses on Cats and Dogs since their features are the basis to understanding the rest of the animals in this series.

Environment #2 - The Farm

Journey through the farm as you learn to draw animals that either lay eggs, go "oink!" or "moo!", and lots more.

Environment #3 - Forest Animals

As you travel into the Forest, Paris teaches you how to draw characters like the bear, the fox, rabbits and more.

Environment #4 - The Jungle

Welcome to the jungle baby. Here you will learn to draw lions, tigers, elephants and apes!

Environment #5 - Sea Creatures

Dive into the Ocean to learn how to draw Sea creatures like sharks, dolphins, octopus, sea horses and cuddly fish.


The series also includes a basics video on head illustration and a final video on how to clean up your sketched artwork to be inked / colored.

Preview Video

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Six hours of training. Ferociously taught.

Only $27. Like all CartoonSmart tutorials, you can download these videos directly to your computer along with source files for the projects. If you ever need to download your purchase again, you'll have access through Payloadz, our file delivery service.

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