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Smart Dummies Week 1: Character Design

If you have not signed up for Smart Dummies yet go here: You can sign up, pick up the booklet and badge and find out everything you need to know about the event!

Smart Dummies Schedule Week 1

Sunday – Smart Dummies Week 1 Schedule

Monday – Many of you are celebrating Labor Day today so enjoy your day!

Tuesday – Simple Character Designing (Faces) – Read to page 9

Thursday – Simple Character Bodies

Friday – Book Blog

Sunday – Smart Dummies Week 2 schedule

If you have already worked on any of the above and wish to move on feel free to work ahead. There is a Smart Dummies Regular schedule and a Smart Dummies adjusted schedule on page 4 of the booklet! You can get the booklet here:


Suggested Supplies:


Pencil Sharpener

Printer Paper

Smart Dummies Downloadable Booklet

You can use a mechanical pencil, but I’ve had them break so often on me that I try not to rely on these entirely. If you don’t have easy access to printer paper you can use lined paper or a sketchbook for sketching. Printer paper is ideal because you will need white paper to do your final sketching. It’s also easier to scan later.

If you plan on using the computer for your art I still suggest starting on paper. You’ll be able to connect with your story more if you start with paper. I will be talking more about programs and apps later.

Smart Dummies Full Schedule

Please note that Smart Dummies will be running longer than a month this year. That way you have more time for creating your dummy! This schedule is subject to change.

Week 1 (Sept 1st) – Basic Character Design

Week 2 (Sept 8th) – Advanced Character Design

Week 3 (Sept 15th) – Page Planning/Drawing

Weeks 4 & 5 (Sept 22th) – Dummy Drawing 

Weeks 7 & 8 (October 13th) – Finals

Week 9 (last week in October) – Submissions


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