“How to Draw Emotions” activity with the Red Door Community Kids! 8/26/2021
This week we brought animators and comic book illustrators to show the Red Door Community kids how to draw any emotion in just a few lines!
We kicked it off with a challenge from the kids: “show happy in seven lines or less!” Zane Yarbrough took to his sketch pad and showed arcs under the eyes, naturally content eyebrows, a great big smile, and with the sixth and seventh stroke, some darling dimples. Some siblings took it to the next level by drawing curious aliens vying with goofy ghost busters while hungry tigers hunted in the bushes below! Oded Naaman showed how when tigers are hungry, they get furrowed brows and Jenny Fine showed that when girls get sleepy after so much running around, both eyelids can close with drowsiness. Elizabeth Winter wanted to see what flowers look like when they’re worried so all the kids had a go at drawing dizzy daisies, riveted roses, and trembling tulips. We got one last big challenge from a boy who said, “so how would you make a robot look happy?!” and Joseph Scott, with his background on Futurama, brought out an old metal friend who loves to joke around!
Thanks so much to the Red Door Community for having us by. The Red Door Community is open to children who have been diagnosed with cancer, have a parent or loved one who is living with cancer, or are grieving the death of a loved one to cancer.