Thursday, June 04, 2020

Learn to Draw with Nickelodeon Artists on Twitch

Update (5/11) - If you missed Nickelodeon's "Learn to Draw Live" series in April, good news! Each of the tutorials will be heading to the official Nickelodeon Twitch channel this May!

Update (6/4) - With ViacomCBS's social media going dark in support of justice, equality, and human rights, the The Casagrandes and Its Pony drawing lessons on Nickelodeon's official Twitch channel have been postponed by a week and will be featured on June 10 and June 17 respectively.

Here's the schedule!:

Wednesday, May 13 at 3:00 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT
Class: How to draw Nick throwback characters
Artist: Jim Mortensen - Big Nate Supervising Producer, Rugrats revival Storyboard Artist (Breadwinners, Fairly OddParents, Torrum Tellem)

Thursday, May 21 at 3:00 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT
Artist: Jessica Borutski - The Loud House Supervising Director

Thursday, May 28 at 3:00 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT
Artist: Pablo Smith - SpongeBob SquarePants Animation Director

Wednesday, June 10 at 3:00 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT
Artist: Nic Parris, The Casagrandes Storyboard Artist

Wednesday, June 17 at 3:00 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT
Artist: Ant Blades - It's Pony Creator

Each masterclass will be available to stream at

Original post:

Nickelodeon will be hosting a series of "Learn to Draw Live" Instagram Live sessions throughout April, in which the creators and artists behind some of the network's most beloved animated series will be teaching fans how to draw like a pro!

Wednesday, April 15 at 3:00 p.m. (ET)
Artist: Jim Mortensen - Rugrats revival Storyboard Artist (Breadwinners, Fairly OddParents, Torrum Tellem)
Location: @NickRewind

Thursday, April 16 at 3:00 p.m. (ET)
Artist: Ant Blades - It's Pony Creator
Location: @Nickelodeon

Friday, April 17 at 3:00 p.m. (ET)
Artist: Jessica Borutski - The Loud House Supervising Director
Location: @theloudhousecartoon

Tuesday, April 21 at 3:00 p.m. (ET)
Artist: Kevin Kobasic - Blaze and the Monster Machines Storyboard Artist
Location: @NickJr

Friday, April 24 at 3:00 p.m. (ET)
Artist: Pablo Smith - SpongeBob SquarePants Animation Director
Location: @NickJr

From Animation Magazine:

Nickelodeon Streaming ‘Learn to Draw Live!’ on Instagram

As part of the network’s #KidsTogether initiative to keep young viewers informed, active and entertained during the current global health crisis, Nickelodeon has announced a series of exciting drawing tutorials coming to Instagram Live. Learn to Draw Live! will bring on Nickelodeon animation artists and surprise voice talent guests to show fans how to recreate their favorite characters from beloved NickToons.

The first back of Learn to Draw Live! sessions will roll out over the next couple of weeks. The fun begins Wednesday, April 15 at 12 p.m. PT / 3 p.m. ET with supervising producer Jim Mortenson on @nickrewind, drawing nostalgia characters from various properties. On Thursday, April 16, tune in to catch Ant Blades on @nickelodeon drawing characters from his delightful new odd-couple comedy, It’s Pony. Then on Friday, round out the week with supervising director Jessica Borutski on @theloudhousecartoon drawing the overcrowded characters of hit series The Loud House.

Set for next week are storyboard artist Kevin Kobasic, who will be live on @nickjr April 21, and animation director Pablo Smith will take over @spongebob on April 24.

More #KidsTogether resources are available at


From AJC:

Bond with your children with online Nickelodeon cartoon drawing tutorial

The tutorials are streaming on Twitch this summer

Nickelodeon has a new way you can enjoy its cartoons that puts the power in your hands — and it could be a great way to bond with your children.

The Viacom-owned network recently released a list of drawing tutorials being posted on the video streaming service Twitch throughout the summer.

Initially drawn live on Instagram in April, each tutorial will be streamed on Nick’s Twitch channel on Wednesdays or Thursdays now through June 10. Producers, storyboard artists and creators of hit shows such as “It’s Pony” and “Spongebob SquarePants” are behind the streams. Each segment guides viewers on how to draw keys characters from Nick’s programs. The Twitch streaming kicked off May 13 with “Big Nate” supervising producer Jim Mortensen. Mortensen, who has worked on “Kung Fu Panda” and “The Fairly Odd Parents,” took viewers along to draw classic Nick characters. They include Jimmy Neutron from “The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius,” Angelica from “Rugrats” and Rocko from “Rocko’s Modern Life.”
For a complete lineup of what’s to come, glimpse the Instagram post [above].

While Nickelodeon is known for its animated series, it has live-action programming, too.One such show, “Young Dylan,” is from Atlanta filmmaker Tyler Perry. The series debuted in February and stars child rapper Dylan Gilmer, who grew famous thanks in part to an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” performing as Young Dylan. Using his stage persona on the series, Young Dylan throws his aunt, uncle and cousins for a loop when he suddenly moves in with them on the show.


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Originally published: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 00:35 BST.
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