Cartooning is pretty straight forward. First we create a list of eyes, noses, mouths, head shapes, etc, then roll dice to build characters. Then we do comic strips on copy paper I preprint with cells. Next we do a comic book cover, this time using foam dots to raise some elements in relief. As they finish that we do flip book animations.
We finished the week with old fashioned animation cells in the Disney method. Students created a background scene, drew a character, traced it with sharpie, colored on the back with acrylics, and gave it a final coat of white to make it opaque.
1. Alcohol and watered down acrylics
2. Pour Paintings
3. "Clean" fingerpainting (Paint under plastic wrap)
4. Bubble printing
They really enjoyed "defacing" collector items and making people "invisible." By the end, they were really great at mixing subtle shades helping each other make shadows that had a "tint of purple" and other colors. I only made white and primary colors available. They mixed on a sheet of foil.