Have you ever wondered how to draw like a cartoonist? Well, you are in luck! Liza Donnelly, author, illustrator, and New Yorker cartoonist, is joining us for Ready Set Draw! to share her top tips for learning to capture the world around you through your drawings.
Liza tells us that to be a good cartoonist, you must draw or sketch often, be observant (that means pay attention to what’s happening around you), and notice details. Her final tip is to remember to make the drawings your own by using your imagination! Watch and practice being a cartoonist with Liza as she shares how to draw a kid on a skateboard and more!
To draw cartoons with Liza, you will need to gather a marker or pencil and some paper before you begin. Happy drawing!
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Cartoons by Liza Donnelly
About Liza Donnelly
Liza Donnelly is a writer and award-winning cartoonist with The New Yorker Magazine, where she has been drawing cartoons and writing about culture and politics for forty years. She has contributed to CBS News and CNN, creating political cartoons as well as live-drawing special cultural and political events. Donnelly writes and draws for The New York Times and CNN Opinion pages and the Washington Post. Liza is also a screenwriter, working on her third feature and currently pitching a documentary.
Donnelly is the creator of a new digital visual journalism called live drawing. According to NBC News, Donnelly is “a pioneer of on-the-fly sketching of live events” wherein she quickly cartoons people and events on her tablet and immediately tweets them out, sometimes with humorous and insightful commentary on the drawing or in the tweet.
Donnelly is the author/editor of seventeen books. She lives in New York with her husband, New Yorker cartoonist Michael Maslin.