Although I have attended some classes and workshops, much of my skill comes from excellent art instruction in books and DVDs.
My imagination is the only limit on where I can go and what I can do!! And my cat can come too!!
Mark still shows people how to draw. His calling in life is to teach as many people as possible, especially school students, how to draw. He has several books, and many visual instructions available.
When my cable company carried the show, I would sit down every day and draw along. His style is fun, encouraging and easy to follow. This is still the book I recommend for any new student.
Mark is still active in his quest: http://www.draw3d.com/
Here are some more of my drawings with Mark as my teacher and guide:
The name “Finn Druit” is one I made up for cartooning around – and just to remind you where I started from:
These “before” drawings were done in 1995 – pretty late in my life!!
Mark will get you going with the movement and action:
And the ultimate creators of action and drama on paper are – Stan Lee and John Buscema of Marvel comics. I don’t have any of my own drawings for this course – but I have used this book and DVD combo for teaching – these are the comic book masters!!
I recommend you get the book as well. These two learning tools are wonderful for improving your drawing skills and learning how comics are created.
and if you decide you wish to study drawing people – I cannot recommend this old book enough – or any of his instruction books!