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Grumpy Darren's Drawing your People as Cartoons

Thursday 29 April 2021
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
School Holiday

Grumpy Darren's - Drawing your People as Cartoons


Tutor: Grumpy Darren


3 hour - Drawing Cartoon Characters of People You Know

It’s fun drawing cartoon characters and it’s a great start to learning portraiture later on. In this introductory workshop learn the basics of how to draw cartoon characters using the techniques and materials used by professional cartoonists from Disney and Pixar.

Each student can draw whoever they want as a cartoon. Will Smith, Taylor Swift, their Mum.  

Prepared for youth and adults. No previous experience needed.


Thursday 29 April – 1pm to 4pm


Bring or Buy List

  • a reference photo of one or two people you will like to draw.
  • A 2B graphite pencil or pencil set
  • Eraser
  • A4 paper or sketchbook
  • Black Art pen ( similar to 1.0 Staedtler Pigment Liner, 'M' Staedtler Permanent Lumocolour or Faber-Castell Pitt, Bullet tip 1.5)


NZ$ 49.00

Full refund will be made if your ticket date falls into Covid Alert 2, 3 or 4. Read T&C for other details.


Held at Do-I, our collaborative workshop space in Shop 2, 89 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North

Maximum guests: 10

Minimum guests: 4


About Grumpy Darren


Grumpy Darren is an artist from Palmerston North. He's been drawing cartoons since he was a kid in his hometown Dannevirke. As a High School student, he was accredited UE in Art and Tech Drawing and he cartooned for the Dannevirke High School Mag.


Then at his first job at the Post Office he did cartoons of all his post office mates.

For the next 30+ years he went on to be a radio broadcaster and... you guessed it...he'd do cartoons of the radio announcers.


You can see some of his old cartoons on Instagram @grumpydarrenartist


Grumpy Darren left MOREFM in 2020 to pursue his first His mission is to pass on his knowledge and skills in cartooning, portraiture, landscape and animals to budding artists and to have lots of fun doing it.

Venue: Doi

Shop 2 The Gap101 Arcade, 89 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North

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