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A Creative Outlet At Home WORDS BY 88 MAGAZINE Illustrator

cartoonist,

as simple drawing lessons. They

Kids just need to be given the

Calvin Innes believes strongly

were just a way of me showing kids

confidence to put pencil to paper.”

that drawing can be a uniquely

how to draw cartoons or comics.

accessible

and

outlet

that

Calvin has been uploading tutorial

helps

build confidence, allows people

Over the years though, having

videos online for the last few

to

and

worked with so many children,

years and has recently seen them

encourages creativity. In fact

from all different backgrounds,

gain traction, due to the increased

he has spent much of the past

I’ve been able to see first hand

need

ten years exploring this idea

how much a simple thing like

resources.

as he has worked with almost

drawing a cartoon can help build

streaming tutorials and simple

200,000 children across the UK.

confidence and can become a

‘How To Draw’ videos have seen

His drawing classes not only

platform to express some really

thousands of people picking up

help children to learn new skills

exciting ideas. Often children can

their pencils and paper to join in.

and

drawing,

struggle to articulate their ideas,

but as Calvin explains it, they

and some can especially struggle

Follow Calvin’s drawing lessons

can have a significant impact

when it comes to transferring

on social media and Youtube;

on a person’s mental health.

ideas from their heads into written

f @CalvinInnesArt y @CalvinInnesArtist

express

improve

themselves

their

words. Drawing, however, can “The classes I teach started out

open up a whole new world.

for

home-schooling His

regular

live-

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