Epic Art Tutorials by Shawn Durington

Goblins, and dragons, and knights, oh my! If your kiddo loves to doodle, they’ll love these fantasy-themed drawing tutorials compliments of our friend Shawn Durington!

Share some of your epic doodles using #ACJrAtHome and be sure to check out Shawn Durington on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and online at www.shawndurington.com.

Make a Super Self Portrait with Ted Woods

Attention superheroes ages 6-11, and any grown-ups who want to draw too! Do you want to make a super self portrait? Well now you can, thanks to this drawing lesson from Ted Woods! Start thinking about what kind of superpowers you might have and get ready to brainstorm and draw with Ted!

Tag your super creations using #ACJrAtHome and be sure to tag Ted Woods. He will definitely be impressed! Facebook: /tedwoodsart | Instagram: @tedwoodsart

Gather your materials!

  • Paper
  • Pencil to outline
  • Markers and/or colored pencils to outline and color

Begin your lesson with Ted!

Once you’re done, you’ll have a work of art that might look like this!

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Make Your Own Comic Strip (and WIN!)

Want to win a family 4-pack of tickets to Awesome Con? Ever wanted to draw your own comic strip? Why not show us what Awesome Bot and his friends are doing, now that they are all practicing social distancing. Introducing, Awesome Bot Around the House!

Is Awesome Bot Mk. 1 aka BLUE binge watching everything on Netflix? Is Awesome Bot Mk. 2 aka RED learning how to knit sweaters for his action figures? Is Awesome Bot Mk. 3 aka PURPLE finally building that 8,000 piece LEGO Millennium Falcon? Perhaps they are all perfecting their Klingon and Elvish! Whatever you can imagine, they can do.

Contest rules

  • Simply print or edit the above comic strip, and show us how the Awesome Bot squad is making good use of their time at home. All finished and shared comic strips will be automatically entered to win a family 4-pack of tickets to Awesome Con. To be entered, post your comic strip using #AwesomeConComicStrip to Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. Post must be made PUBLIC so we can see it – not from a private/protected account or friends only.
  • Winner will be selected at random from all available entries. No purchase necessary to enter.
  • Entries will be accepted from April 1 10:00 AM ET until April 15 11:59 PM ET.
  • Must have parent’s permission to enter if under 18.

So what does each Awesome Bot look like? Below is some artwork you can use to see what each Awesome Bot looks like. Use them as a reference point or invent your own Awesome Bot! The sky, or should we say the ceiling, is the limit. Have fun with it! Enter by sharing using #AwesomeConComicStrip and you and your family could be going to Awesome Con!

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Draw BB-8 and a cute hedgehog with Shawn Durington

Have you ever wanted to be a great artist, but weren’t sure how to draw? Thanks to illustrator, artist, and puppet maker Shawn Durington, you CAN draw! Get ready for an easy-to-follow lesson that will help you to draw right now! This first drawing lesson will teach you how to draw BB-8 from Star Wars, and a super sweet hedgehog! Too cute!

Make sure to share your drawing using #ACJrAtHome and be sure to tag Shawn so he can see your finished masterpiece! Facebook: Art of Shawn Durington | Instagram: @shawndurington | YouTube: Shawn Durington

Want to see Shawn draw LIVE? He’ll be doing live drawing lessons every day at 12PM ET on his YouTube page, so head there to see him draw live! You’ll be able to chat with him and see his artwork come to life. He has also set up a Facebook group you can join.

Materials:

  • Pencil or whatever you want to outline with
  • Marker or whatever you want to color with
  • Paper

Once you have gathered your materials, you can begin the drawing lesson!

Don’t want to follow along with the video, but want to print out your own instructional sheet right now? See below! Make sure to click on each picture to download the full high res version.



Download the high res version



Download the high res version

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