Free training sessions at Apple Stores ended with the pandemic, but have now moved to YouTube. The first of these online Today at Apple sessions shows how to draw yourself as a Peanuts character.
It’s not complicated — Peanuts characters are relatively simple shapes. Even so, there’s plenty of room for customization. Plus, all the software is free and not even a stylus is required.
He to become a Peanuts character
The training comes from Krista Porter, who is the lead storyboard artist for The Snoopy Show, a series on Apple TV+.
Apple Stores have reopened, but the free Today at Apple training sessions have not yet resumed. So it’s possible this is only the first of a series of online sessions coming to YouTube.
With schools closed for summer vacation, a drawing class might be a good activity to keep kids amused. And possibly inspire a budding cartoonist.
More about The Snoopy Show
While fun and educational, today’s training session is also an advertisement for The Snoopy Show, the latest addition to the Peanuts universe. The Today at Apple session starts with a quick interview with Mark Evestaff, the show runner for Apple TV+ series.
As the name suggests, The Snoopy Show puts the focus on Charlie Brown’s irrepressible beagle, and is crammed with lighthearted fun. It’s getting very good reviews, with season one getting a 100% Tomatometer score.
The first season of The Snoopy Show is available now on Apple TV+. Watching requires a $4.99-a-month subscription, but includes other children’s programs, like Stillwater, which recently won a Peabody Award. Or there’s the animated feature film Wolfwalkers.