Everyone enjoys cartoons because they are usually funny and exaggerated in appearance. They can come in all shapes and colors, with larger than life personalities or quite ordinary with features and problems. They share something in common because are fun to share with friends and family.
Lots of us grew up watching animated cartoons such as Bugs Bunny, Tweety Bird, Sylvester, Tom and Jerry, Popeye and Olive Oyl. Walt Disney had a stretchy little black and white movie featuring a talking mouse, by the name of Micky Mouse. Today,60 plus years later, he had made Walt Disney and family a very rich man.
That little idea grew in leaps and bounds. Walt Disney started his drawing with three circles for the head, and ears, a pointed snout with a small circle for a nose. His arms and legs were thick, black lines. The rest is history.
Newspapers and online blogs as well as comic books are other avenues to create your cartoon adventures. Long-time favorites like Cathy(TM), Garfield (TM), and Peanuts (TM) all started with someone’s imagination, a few shapes drawn together, and a simple storyline.
If you were a doodler as a child and liked to draw all over your notebooks while in class, then you may be a secret cartoonist.
A cartoon person or animal usually starts with a circle for the head, an oblong circle for the body. The arms and legs can also start as narrow, oblong circles that can be refined until there is a body definite shape with or without clothing. Animal cartoon heads are circles with snouts that start as points or triangles with small circles for the nose. Wyle E. Coyote comes to mind for this description. He also had two long narrow shaped ears, and large feet, much like Bugs Bunny.
Learn to draw by practicing withdrawing in comic books and coloring books. Trace over the cartoons in the books and then adapt your style to create your character. Think of ways to change a tailor expression of an animal cartoon.
Modern Japanese cartoon characters or Anime is a highly stylized art form with large-eyed, small nosed, and mouthed characters. Other features that set them apart are their big hairdos and elongated limbs. Their facial features are sharper than traditional cartoons.
Watch many hours of Saturday morning cartoons. Start learning the fundamentals of cartoon drawing. Practice, practice, practice. If you love to draw, then with proper guidance you can learn to make cartoons and comic characters in no time.
If you are eager to have serious fun from making cartoon characters you must train yourself in the fundamentals of drawing cartoons.
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