Now Available! “Bringing Your Drawings To Life”

Pose Drawing Sparkbook Webinar by Cedric Hohnstadt

After months of work I’ve finally recorded and uploaded my new webinar, “Bringing Your Drawings To Life”. It was originally conceived as an optional reward for backers of my Kickstarter project (the Pose Drawing Sparkbook) but now it’s available for you to purchase and download as well.

The webinar is 90 minutes jam-packed with just about everything I know about making entertaining drawings. I’ve worked really hard to make it as helpful and informative as I can, including creating lots of sketches to illustrate the concepts.

It’s not a “how to draw” video, it’s about how to think as you draw. It expands on many of the ideas included in the Pose Drawing Sparkbook, such as:

  • Four ways to make your drawings more entertaining
  • How to think like an actor
  • Tips for making your drawings read clearly
  • Ideas for bringing out the personality in your characters
  • Understanding how your characters fit in the larger story
  • Recommended resources for further study


Here’s some sample clips:

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The video is 90-minutes, HD, and recorded in .m4v format. You can purchase it below or in the Sparkbook store:

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$20.00 USD.

“Character Mentor” by Tom Bancroft

"Character Mentor" by Tom Bancroft

Former Disney animator and character designer Tom Bancroft has released his second art book, “Character Mentor: Learn by Example to Use Expressions, Poses, and Staging to Bring Your Characters to Life”. His first book, “Creating Characters with Personality”, was an excellent primer on character design. This follow-up takes things a step further, focusing on how to add life to your characters once you’ve designed them. I just got my copy (I downloaded the Kindle version) and give it a big thumbs up. It covers some important ground that most “how to draw” books gloss over or skip altogether.

You can order a copy of “Character Mentor” here. If you want to see some other art books and resources I recommend, check out my store.

(Full disclosure: If you click from this blog over to Amazon and then make a purchase, a tiny percentage will be dropped into my piggy bank – no extra cost to you.)