Drawing and Illustration | Cartoon Chefs

Local Artist Russ Fagle

Russ is a graphic artist and musician based in Cedar Rapids.  He has worked with many students in our After School Enrichment Program and at The Music and Arts Studios, teaching both art and music classes.

Let's draw a couple of chefs!

Local Cedar Rapids artist, Russ Fagle walks you through how to illustrate cartoon human characters. This video features chefs. Allow yourself to exaggerate the "human form" to make a quirky character of your very own. Let your imagination run wild. What if the chef played guitar? What if a ginger root was larger than life? What makes a character look more "feminine" or "masculine"? Don't be afraid to start drawing and see where your lines take you. You can always erase or add lines as your character takes on a life of its own.

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We are curious to see your project! Upload photos in the comment section below. If you have trouble, or want to share a short video, email us at info@eiaaprogram.org. Leave your school name in the comment  box and we will share images with your school!

We want to stay connected to our creative students when we get back to the new normal. While you are here, learn more about the Eastern Iowa Arts Academy. While we don't have much taking place in real space/time during the pandemic, we will get back to our regular live and in-person classes. When we do, we'd love to have you as a member!

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