Watch the Explorers ‘SEA How to Draw’ classes, where you can follow some of our favourite cartoonists create fun characters, marine animals, research vessels, surfers, divers and lots more online. The series starts with popular cartoonist and author Dr John Joyce, drawing fun fishy faces, dolphins, whales, ships and research vessels, as well as surfers, divers and more.
EXPLORERS SEA How to Draw with Dr John Joyce
Fun Cartoon Faces – The First Steps
Watch and follow John draw fun cartoon faces. Taking you through the first steps, you will learn how to draw happy, sad, surprised and angry faces. You will then be able to create lots of different cartoon characters.
Fishy Faces – Ocean Emotions
Watch and follow John draw fishy faces using different emotions characters. John will show you how to draw a happy fish, sad urchin, surprised fish, and an angry shark.
Boy and Girl Faces
Have you ever wondered how to draw a male or female cartoon character? Watch and follow John draw girl and boy faces creating fun fishy characters.
A Whopping Whale & A Dashing Dolphin
Learn how to draw a whale and dolphin, while watching John’s cartoon drawing class. While drawing you will also get to learn some fun facts about whales and dolphins in Ireland and around the world.
Yummy fish and shellfish - Cod, Monkfish, Oyster and Mussels
Fish and shellfish come in all shapes and sizes and are yummy to eat. Learn how to draw a cod, monkfish, oyster and mussels, while also learning some fun facts about this yummy food from the sea.
A Scary Shark in the Movies
Sharks are often represented as the scary villain in the movies. Watch and follow John draw a shark character and learn some fun facts about sharks around the world. Don’t forget to share the fun fact about sharks with your friends and family.
The Marine Institute’s research vessel RV Celtic Voyager
Check out how to draw a fun cartoon drawing of the Marine Institute’s research vessel, RV Celtic Voyager. This is also a great way to learn some new words about the different parts of a ship.
The Marine Institute’s research vessel RV Celtic Explorer
If you are looking at drawing a cartoon that is a little more challenging, follow John while he draws the Marine Institute’s largest research vessel, the RV Celtic Explorer. There are lots of details including the vessels hull, bridge, observation post, as well as the trawl gallows and winches. There are also lots of interesting facts to also learn about the RV Celtic Explorer from mapping the seabed, making new discoveries and learning about the fish in our sea.
The Marine Institute’s ROV Holland I
Follow John draw the Marine Institute's remotely operated vehicle, ROV Holland I. While drawing along with John, you can also find out about some of the exciting discoveries scientists have made while using the ROV Holland I.
A DATA Buoy, ARGO & Satellite
Watch the Explorers ‘SEA How to Draw’ class, where you can follow John draw a data buoy, that helps to provide us with information about the weather; an ARGO float, that provides us information about the ocean. You will also get to draw a satellite that receives and sends information about the ocean to the Marine Institute.
Cargo Ships and Container Ships
Watch and follow John draw a cargo ship and a naval ship. While drawing along with John, you can also find out about some of the fun facts about the different types of ships that are used in Ireland and around the world.
Check out how to draw surfer surfin’ the waves with cartoonist John Joyce. Learning how to draw a surfer, you’ll be riding the wave high becoming an expert cartoonist!
A Scuba Diver
Learn how to draw a SCUBA diver and imagine discovering lots of animals, caves and shipwrecks while diving under the sea. Follow John as he draws a cartoon of a SCUBA diver and all of the equipment a diver needs to discover what lies under the ocean.
A Fisherman ‘gone fishin’
Have you ever wondered what it was like to pack up your things and go fishing for fun? Follow John drawing a cartoon of a fisherman trying to catch the illusive fish. Maybe you might have more luck with the big catch!
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