Squiggle by squiggle, the characters of the popular children’s television program “Regular Show” began to take shape Thursday on a dozen drawing tablets splayed out on tables at the Boys & Girls Club in Burbank.
“They way the kids think, it is so refreshing,” said Cartoon Network character designer Chap Yaep as he leaned over to offer some guidance to a young artist. “We are used to thinking of stuff in a certain way and then you see a kid and they think of stuff and you are like, ‘Wow, I never thought of that. I didn’t know you could put toenails on a banana.’ It is great.”
Yaep was one of a half-dozen Cartoon Network employees at the center to share the tricks of their trade.
“It makes me feel like I could get there one day, maybe my work will be on a show or something,” said Ernesto Mariscal, 16, who had brought with him a portfolio of work to share with the visitors.