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Having trouble coming up with something to draw? No worries - while you'll eventually learn how to start from a tiny seed of a thought and gradually nurture it into a complex concept to explore through design and illustration, it's perfectly fine not to be there just yet.

For now though, here's an idea that might interest you.

Cartoons at their Greatest

Some of you may not have been around then, but there were some AMAZING cartoons in the 90's.

Pick a character from one of them and redesign them to be relevant today. You don't have to pick something from the 90's specifically (although it is preferred, due to the particular style of cartoons that were present then), but ideally choose something from 10+ years ago. The 80's would also be a good choice, while different from the 90s, they definitely had their own distinct qualities.

When I was a kid (around 8 years old), I was crazy about this show called "Mummies Alive!" which featured a bunch of mummies who were brought back from the dead to protect the reincarnation of their Pharaoh's son, whom they had failed to protect in life. Their designs were informed heavily from specific animals - a falcon, a ram, a snake and a cat. So - I redesigned the character "Nefertina", which is quite possibly the most 90's cartoon name I can recall.

This one isn't doing it for you? How about this one instead: The Annual Parade >>>
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