A HOW-TO-DRAW series about the amazing lives of Loons…

  • Draw your own lake ecosystems…
  • Create new loon families…
  • Learn about threats to loon survival…
  • Tell original loon stories!


VIDEOS: Tutorials & Live-Draws
HOW TO DRAW LoonToons Activity Book (pocket size, ~40p)
“Common Loon” Bird Book (prototype here) & other mini-comics +
Activity Outlines


Draw along with these short demo videos to build your LoonToon ecosystem:

Basic Loon

Printable How-To >>

Diving Loon

Flying Loon

(posting soon)

Loon Pair & Lake

(posting soon)

This work is PATRON-POWERED!


These are the original longer LoonToon sessions from Summer 2020:

Live-Draw #1: Basic LoonToons

In our first LoonToons Live-Draw, we’ll practice penciling-inking-erasing four different action scenes from the summertime lakes of New Hampshire!

Live-Draw #2: Hatch Time!

Drawn during an exciting week of eggs hatching on the live-action LoonCam, we penciled & inked a 4-panel page of a loon chick hatching & diving into the nearby lake water!

Mini-Comic Special: LoonToon “Unfolder”!

A simple card design to play with our lake setting, our loon characters, & their actions.

Live-Draw #3: Diving for Fish

While the chicks are growing & learning to hunt, they depend on their parents for food & protection. Here, our chicks stick close to one parent while the other performs underwater acrobatics in search of a meal…

Live-Draw #4: Loons & Lead

Drawing a 3-panel story about a major health risk for loons!

EXTRA: “Loons on the Move”

This mini-comic session helps you keep your characters moving, from lake to lake & page to page!

1-Sheet Mini-Comics >>

Live-Draw #5: Loons March for Lead-Free Fishing

These LoonToons have an important environmental message for their neighbors…

EXTRA: “Of Chinese Landscapes & Loons”

What do ancient Chinese scrolls, Henry David Thoreau, and nesting loons have in common? This live-draw makes connections!

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