Hey, Splotters! I hope you're taking Dan and Swampy's advice and having an awesome and creative summer (unless, of course, your school hasn't let out for the summer yet, in which case I'll take it on good faith that your summer will rock once it starts).
But if you're busy saying "Dan and Swampy? Who are they?" let me fill you in. Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh are the creators of Phineas and Ferb, the Disney cartoon which follows two stepbrothers in their quest to have the best summer ever.
Swampy and Dan invented the characters, write the stories, and come up with all the crazy tunes that accompany Phineas and Ferb's inventions and adventures. And now Swampy and Dan are challenging you to use your imagination this summer to invent, draw, write, create, and have fun.
If you need a little help getting your creative juices going, Swampy and Dan have something for that too. Check out these step-by-step instructions for how to draw Phineas and Ferb. Ferb's up first:
Now instructions for Phineas:
Here's my rendition of Phineas and Ferb:
I'd like to be cooler than your teacher, but my only advice on this one is to read to the end of the instructions before you begin. I like my Phineas, but my Ferb suffers from me not knowing I should have done this in pencil so I could erase all the unnecessary lines. Whoops!
How'd you do? Leave a comment and let me know about your artistic exploits, your thoughts on Phineas and Ferb, and how you plan to have the best, most creative summer ever!
— Carly H., STACKS Staffer