Friday, January 27, 2012

Lesson 9 : How to draw people from outlines

Today in this lesson we will draw rough outlines and later develop them to different people.
Practice for at least 2 hours and you can draw better within days.





 In first video we saw how to draw the outline, in the second one we saw how to develop and in third one we developed it into a person.

Hope you loved this session.Please do post your comments, opinions, ideas, suggestions and criticism below.

Lesson 8 : Drawing faces using triangles

 This is lesson 8 of how to draw cartoons step by step for beginners free video series. In this lesson we will see how to draw different facial expressions using triangles. Note the difference in expressions by changing the shape of mouth. A single change in line can completely change the expression.
Practice for at-least 2 hours a day.



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Monday, January 23, 2012

Lesson 7 - Different moods - Happy, sad and crying faces

 This is lesson 7 of how to draw cartoons step by step for beginners free video series.Today we will see how to draw different facial expressions.
  • How to draw happy face
  • How to draw sad face
  • How to draw crying face


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Lesson 6 - An old lady cleaning staircase

Welcome to lesson 6 of how to draw cartoons step by step for beginners free video series.
Today we will draw an old lady cleaning staircase.Observe the facial expressions carefully. You can practice for at-least 2 hours per day.




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Lesson 5 - Simple Cartoon, How to draw a politician

This is our lesson 5 of how to draw cartoons free video series. Today we are going to draw a politician.Practice at-least 2 hours and you can be a successful cartoonist.




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Lesson 4 - Sample Cartoon, Hand holding flag

This is a sample cartoon. A hand is holding a flag. The flag is unhappy with this and is crying under tension.
Please do post your comments, opinions, ideas, suggestions and criticism below.


Lesson 3 - Drawing Circles

  



This is our lesson 3 of how to draw cartoons for beginners free online video series.Today we will draw some circles of different patterns and sizes.Make sure that you practice these lessons for at least 2 hours a day.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Lesson 2 : Drawing Curved Lines

Lesson 2 : Drawing Curved Lines. Draw several curved lines as shown in the video. Practice several times until you can draw smooth curved lines. Don't feel discouraged if you find it hard. It will become correct as you practice.



Thank you for watching this lesson.

Relevance of Cartoons in Modern Age



Always remember that a cartoonist should view everything in a humorous perspective. A cartoonist should use his tools to create healthy criticism. He /she never bend the truth.

A person who flips through a magazine is first attracted by the cartoons in it. Only after going through them does he reads the articles in it.It is because cartoons are very interesting and easy to understand.

Daumier has used his cartoons to target corrupt authorities. Once he was sentenced to 100 months imprisonment for drawing a cartoon.

An American names Thomas Nast designed the signs used by Republican and Democrat Party.The symbols are elephant and donkey respectively.
The core of a cartoon is the idea and humour. They help project day to day events easily and create insight in reader's mind. Cartoonists should not only be skilled in art but also think in humorous perspective.Even illiterate people can understand cartoons.Even in this modern age cartoons are getting more popular.




Friday, January 20, 2012

Lesson 1 : Starting to draw

Welcome to lesson 1 of how to draw cartoons series. You can start to draw cartoons right now.
Draw a few vertical lines and horizontal lines on a paper. Use a pen or pencil. Pencil is preferred.





Practice till you can draw straight lines horizontally and vertically.
Please let me know your comments, suggestions, opinions, ideas and criticisms if any by commenting below.





Thursday, January 19, 2012

Points to be noted

Here are some points to be noted to become a successful cartoonist


  • A cartoonist should have the ability to view things from a comical  perspective
  • All tools[ Refer to previous post] should be arranged so that you can get them at an arms length
  • First picture the things in mind, then draw them with pencil. You can analyze them after drawing them with pencil. If you find error, correct them. Once you are satisfied, you can give ink.
  • If a cartoon fails, its not your failure. Learn to draw another one with greater enthusiasm.
  • At least spent 2 hours daily to practice
  •  Hardworking cartoonists can practice with characters and events from history and other stories in addition to the upcoming lessons.
  • Cultivate reading habit
  • Try to make a sketch of events in real life like different facial expressions, animals birds etc.
So that was all about what to do in order to be a successful cartoonist. Please let me know your ideas, suggestions, opinions and criticisms by commenting below so that I can provide you with better lessons.

What do you need to draw cartoons ?

You will need these items :



  1. Drawing board
  2. Drawing paper
  3. Drawing pen
  4. Pencil
  5. Fountain pen
  6. Indian Ink
  7. Scale 
  8. Rubber 
  9. Blade
  10. Fountain Ink - black ink is preferred
  11. Brushes (0,1,2) Round
  12. Poster white
You can get these items easily in shops selling art materials.


Introduction - How to draw cartoons Fast

Cartoon Drawing is a noble art form.There are many experts in this field.This art form has the power to reform society easily. This involves the application of intelligence in addition to drawing skills.Cartoons can make people think in addition to making them laugh.

Cartoons Justify the proverb " A picture is  worth a thousand words"



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To your success,
Vinayak G