How to Draw Cartoons Successfully

Did you ever wonder how cartoonist drew such funny characters? Where did they come up with their ideas? Would you like to learn how to draw characters of your own?

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.

Today’s’ television cartoons such as The Family Guy,(TM) American Dad(TM) and The Simpsons (TM) are widely watched. “The Simpsons(TM)” has just  4anime  celebrated their 20th year!

Newspaper and online blogs as well as comic books are another avenue to create your cartoon adventures. Long-time favorites like Cathy(TM), Garfield (TM), and Peanuts(TM) all started out with someone’s imagination , a few shapes drawn together and a simple story line.

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 round circles with snouts that start out 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

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