Cartooning Lesson 1
Greetings From Around the World!
Welcome to our Cartooning Lesson One. Print this page and draw kids from Egypt, Nepal and Argentina saying hello! You can also check out our award winning Multicultural recording, Celebrate the Human Race.
Part A - Step One
Let's draw José!
José is from Argentina and a Mestizo because his ancestors are Native Indian and Spanish. José speaks Spanish.
- Head - Draw the head by first drawing a large circle. Add two smaller circles in the middle for his eyes.
- Hat - Draw the rim of his hat by making a large oval shape about half-way down the boy's head.
- Body - The boy's body is basically a square shape, angled slightly to the left.
- Arms - Draw the arms as shown. The boy's hands can be made by drawing small circles and drawing the fingers as small oval shapes.
- Legs - First draw the boy's feet as two oval shapes. Connect the body and the feet with lines as shown, making his legs.
Let's draw Aziza!
Aziza is from Egypt and lives by the Nile. She speaks Arabic.
- Head - draw the head also as a large circle with two smaller circles for eyes
- Body - like the José, the Aziza's body is basiclaly a rectangular shape. Add the beginnings of her skirt around the rectangle as shown.
- Arms - draw the arms as shown, making the hands from a circle and drawing ovals for the fingers.
- Feet - Aziza's feet are just two oval shapes drawn at the bottom of the square.
Part A - Step Two
Finishing the cartoon of José
- Head - Erase all lines not needed (as shown). Finish his head by adding his ear, nose, mouth and hair. Add the top of his hat as shown.
- Body - Make the original lines of the rectangle slightly curved so they look more natural. Be sure to add all the details such as his neck-tie, the buttons on his shirt, his belt and his shorts.
- Greeting - José is from Arg entina and speaks Spanish. He says hi by saying ¡HOLA! Write his greeting in his speech-bubble (as shown).
Finishing the cartoon of Aziza
- Head - complete her head by adding her scarf (as shown), nose and mouth. Make sure the scarf "puffs" out around her head and neck rather than being made from the original circle making up her head.
- Body - add the details to her body like her buttoned skirt and sandals
- Greeting - Aziza is saying "Hello" in Arabic. She pronounces it "Salam". Write the Aziza's greeting in her speech-bubble.
Part B - Step One
Let's draw Sunita!
Sunita lives in Nepal at the base of Mount Everest. She is Hindu.
- Head - Sunita's head is a large circle with two smaller circles for eyes. Add a small circle on the left side for her ear and a big bow on the top of her head. You can begin to see where we will draw her hair by making the lines for her hair-line (as shown).
- Body - Sunita's body is a rectangular shape. Add ovals at the bottom of her chin for her neck and buttons on her blouse.
- Arms - Begin by making her hands which look like two pie-slices placed in the rectangle slightly to the right. Add the lines for her arms as shown.
- Legs - Sunita's legs are made of two ovals placed close together. Draw another two ovals, creating her feet at the bottom of her legs.
Lets draw Yo!
Yo is the character you'll always find in these cartoons! Yo speaks English.
- Head - First draw two large ovals for his eyes and a check mark for his mouth. Above his eyes draw Yo's crazy hair. (as shown).
- Body - Below Yo's mouth, draw his neck and shirt collar. (as shown) Below this, draw Yo's body as a large rectangle tilted on its side. His feet can be drawn as two ovals near the base of the rectangle.
- Arms - First draw his hands using a circle and ovals for fingers (as shown). Connect the hands to the body wth long lines that make his arms.
Part B - Step Two
Let's finish drawing Sunita!
- Head- Finish her head by adding her nose, mouth and hair. Make her hair flow out from her bow and into braids by the side of her face. (as shown) Add bows at the bottom of her braids.
- Body - Erase all lines not needed. Add details such as her collar on her blouse, her skirt and her shoes.
- Greeting - Sunita speaks Hindi. Her word for "Hello" in Hindi, would be pronounced: "Nameste". Write Sunita's greeting in her speech-bubble (as shown).
Let's finish drawing Yo!
- Head - Add Yo's nose, ears and cheek-line above his smile
- Body - Erase all lines not needed and make the original rectangle slightly curved for a more natural look. Finish Yo by drawing in the lines for his pants and legs, as well as the line for his collar.
- Greeting - Yo speaks English. Write his big "Hello!" in his speech-bubble (as shown).
Listen to Aziza, Sunita and José sing on the album Celebrate the Human Race!