How To Draw Cartoons The Easy Way
Learning how to draw cartoons is fairly easy if you are keen to do a little practice with your pencil and paper. Cartoons are not really complicated if you start with these basics. All drawings are based on simple shapes like an oval, square, cylinder, rectangle, or triangle/cone.
Follow these simple steps and you will soon be turning out cartoons that look professional. If you can draw these basic four shapes as mention here, you can draw any cartoon type from Spiderman to a Barbie Doll or even your favorite politician!
You can't imagine a newspaper or magazine like the New Yorker without cartoons, a kids TV channel with animated cartoons or trade journals without gag cartoons. And do you know, children make the best cartoonists simply because they are completely uninhibited. They draw with complete abandonment without any thought about ?Does it look right?? This is a natural flair that almost all children have.
Okay, so let's look a bit deeper into cartooning. First of all before being too creative you have draw things as you see them. Sorry, but there are NO shortcuts. If you do not have a burning passion to create wonderful cartoons then please do not start—unless of course you only wish to dabble in it.
You have to observe the basic structure of the object you are drawing and all the basic forms (the four major ones at least) must be able to fit into the object whether that be a human figure or any object. The EXACT likeness of the form is not necessary otherwise get yourself a digital camera. Obviously your interpretation or handwriting comes into play. No two people see the images the same way. The major key is to draw things realistically in your own handwriting.
The square or rectangle can be the start to drawing a box; the sphere can be an apple or the cone can be the basis for an ice cream. Remember you are drawing in two dimensions but the objects are three dimensions. See how these basics fit into any of these four basic forms. See how a cone atop a sphere can become a clown without any other form added--these would be the basics to start off with.
So our first exercise is to draw a box using a square. First of all draw a square as shown here and add perspective lines as in the dashes. Perspective means any object, animal, human or whatever has what is called a vanishing point. If you see a picture of a railway line you'll see the rails disappear into a single point. And so it is with anything you draw.
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