Drawing Cartoon Animals with Tim Hodge

(15 customer reviews)

Original price was: $50.00.Current price is: $35.00.

In this 5+ hour course illustrator, cartoonist, & director Tim Hodge (Brother Bear, Mulan, VeggieTales) explains his approach to Drawing & Painting Cartoon Animals

Tim has over 30 years experience as a professional story artist and illustrator. He has worked with many major studios and has years of teaching experience. Now he wants to share his knowledge with you! Watch and follow along as he shares valuable tips & insights. This course is perfect for young artists, new artists and the young at heart!

Even experienced artists will learn valuable new skills from a pro!

Watch as he explains his approach to drawing, working with pen & ink and watercolor. This course includes lectures as well as REAL TIME painting demonstrations.

He will even take you on location to a farm to draw cartoon versions of real animals!

You will learn about:

  • Drawing basic shapes
  • Building with shapes to create cartoon characters
  • Working with pencils & erasers
  • How to draw eyes & expressions.
  • Creating fun poses
  • How to draw Cartoon Dogs, Cats & other animals!
  • How to work with pen & ink
  • Creating finished, full color art
  • Drawing Dinosaurs!
  • Drawing digital cartoons!
  • Drawing farm animals!
  • How to paint with watercolor!
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Course Details:

In this course, accomplished story artist and illustrator Tim Hodge breaks down his approach drawing cartoon animals. He demos numerous tips & techniques that he has learned over his 30+ year career and shares them with you.

Special Note: This course is ideal for young artists but great for artists of all ages & skill levels !

This course may be streamed online or downloaded. We recommend you stream the files. The total download content of this course with Bonus Material is approx. 12.5 Gigs of data this is a HUGE course.

About Tim Hodge:

Tim Hodge has over 30 years working as a professional artist, illustrator, animator & director. He works in virtually all mediums including oil, watercolor, acrylics, digital painting & more. He is also an incredibly accomplished storyboard artist, author and voice actor!

Tim has worked for major studios including, Disney, Dreamworks, Netflix, Big Idea and more!

He also has experience teaching art education for all ages from very young students through college level: FOLLOW HIM ON INSTAGRAM (@baldmelon)


Subtitles & Closed Captions Currently Available for this Course:

  • English CC
  • Spanish

Copyright Notice – The images, photos, videos, files and content of this course materials are licensed for PERSONAL USE ONLY. Please do not distribute, post or attempt to resell them.


15 reviews for Drawing Cartoon Animals with Tim Hodge

  1. Harry Danilis (verified owner)

    Tim Hodge’s tutorial on drawing cartoon animals is a true treasure for beginners! His clear explanations and simple approach make learning a breeze.

    As a novice interested in cartoon art, I found Tim’s guidance incredibly approachable. He breaks down complex ideas into easy steps and patiently ensures you grasp each concept before moving on.

    Tim’s own illustrations used for demonstrations add a personal touch to the lessons, making it feel like you’re getting one-on-one guidance. The variety of animals covered is well-balanced, allowing practice with different shapes and expressions.

    For both novices and those with some artistic background, Tim’s tutorial is an invaluable resource to refine cartooning skills. It’s evident he’s dedicated to making this tutorial effective and user-friendly.

    Highly recommended for a delightful journey into drawing cartoon animals!!

    Would love to see one on how to draw cartoon backgrounds!

  2. Lion In A Box (verified owner)

    It’s an interesting course.
    The main value of the course is to follow along as Tim Hodge draws and follow his process.
    He gives a few interesting drawing tips, such as avoid tangents, create a 3D effect with contour lines.
    Beside that I would have wished he would have made more of an effort to actually explain how to draw in his style, and conceptualize how he arrives to draw this way, how he knows where to place the line, how to visualize a character. Tim Hodge talked a lot about drawing simple shapes in perspective, such as viewing a cylinder from one side makes it look square, and viewing it from the other side makes it look circle shaped. He repeated that self-evident point a lot. But I was missing more complex and articulated explanations on how he arrives to draw animals in the beautiful Disney cartoon style.

  3. Alex (verified owner)

    This was awesome. I fell in love with “the gang” by Aaron and tried to teach myself but didn’t really succeed.

    Then I discovered this and by extension Tim. Had the thumbnail been of cats or dogs would have watched it much earlier. Better late than never. This helped me so very much! Thanks :)

  4. christiankrupa (verified owner)

    Good so far but I have to agree with the earlier review that the edit probably needs another pass with far less emphasis on the shot of Tim and far far more maintaining focus on the subject matter in hand. It’s great to see him every now and again and his delivery is really lovely but when drawing along with the video it quickly becomes frustrating that the shot is back on him and holds there far too long…

  5. Christopher Perkins (verified owner)

    Tim is a great instructor. I enjoyed the lessons. Some straightforward tips that he provided during these courses have helped me significantly, including avoiding tangents, contour lines, and watching the silhouette of the overall drawing. Thank you!

  6. Daniela Ocejo (verified owner)

    I just concluded this course and I am already feeling nostalgic.
    I’ve really enjoyed every lesson. And it has been almost addictive to go from one lesson to the other.

    I’ve been able to perform every single drawing. I still feel super stiff to create my own characters, hopefully that will change.

    What I enjoyed most is that Tim gives us a lot of information while we follow his strokes. About the drawing tools ( paper, pencils, erasers, brushes, markers…) He helped us understand how to create volume from simple lines (which one goes in front of the others, or why made them thick or thin). Also to always consider anatomy even with funny foreshortenings. OMG lots and lots of info without missing the fun.

    I was also excited to watch the time laps drawings. I am currently experimenting with digital drawing for the first time in my life. Actually for the dinosaur lesson I used only my iPad tools. To watch those baby goats arise on the screen with Tim’s strokes brought tears to my eyes! Really.

    Thank you Tim!!! You are an amazing illustrator and a wonderful teacher!!

  7. herbert.blaha (verified owner)

    Wonderful course,
    Tim taught me a lot. Re-did a couple of his lessons more than once, very good practise!
    Thanks for the good work, and please continue :-D!

  8. fatherdragon1 (verified owner)

    I love the course and all the chapters I have seen so far. The only suggestion I would like to make is about the camera shifting so often between Tim’s face and the sketchbook. I would wish it wouldn’t shift so much if it isn’t necessary because at some point he’s drawing and we are only seeing his face instead of what he draws. That’s all. For the rest, I highly recommend it.

  9. Sherrie (verified owner)

    This is enjoyable and a great start for beginners like me to learn with. Thank you for making these lessons.

  10. Estefanía (verified owner)

    Awesome! I would love more courses from Tim Hodge about cartoon drawing and stylization.

  11. joe (verified owner)

    This is a very solid course That was was actually able to watch with my 1o yearly daughter. Its well narrated and informative. A mix of stuff for vets and new artists. I have always struggled with animals and Tim Hodge has always has a simple and effective approach to making animals more of a thing I can understand. Its a great intro before Aarons later more in depth courses. The thing I liked most about this though is that you learn other things you might not expect. For example Hodge has a fun water color style, I learned a thing or two watching his application of the paint.. Its very much a storyboarder’s fine art. This is the kind of stuff you happen across in a studio and ask the artist to paint you once for your office. Great stuff and again fun to watch.

  12. Erica Bey (verified owner)

    This was excellent course. Well broken down. I believe this course would be excellent for all levels of artist, even beginners. And it was very helpful and I would highly recommend it.

  13. Lydia (verified owner)

    My favorite was the lesson on expressions. Extremely helpful to me as a beginner artist.

  14. toxiclight (verified owner)

    I have tried drawing cartoon animals before, but this took me to another level. After taking this course, I was able to host a table at our local animal shelter’s fund raiser, and sell cartoon portraits of pets to benefit the shelter. I’m not great…but this course helped me be so much better than I was.

  15. muhammadrahim900 (verified owner)

    Two words: OH WOW!!! Tim Hodge is a great teacher and his love for art shows up through out the video tutorials, especially when he is doing the facial expressions!! :)
    I especially loved his dinosaur tutorial. I still haven’t been able to put my finger on why, but for some reason the dinosaur drawing makes me laugh. super fun!!
    I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is interested in learning how to draw cool cartoon animals may they be a professional artist or a hobbyist!
    Thanks much Tim for sharing your decades of experience and knowledge with us!
    Note: I got this gem of a course at no extra cost after i purchased the annual subscription to the site. That is one of the best deals out on the internet! and I have seen quite a few of them over time!! :D

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