3 Top Cartoon Drawing Tips For Beginners
Caricature is not about drawing, it's about telling stories. Yes, even when you are drawing a single illustration, you are telling a story. Caricature is about expressing your thoughts. And it is your thoughts expressed beautifully through your cartoon characters that make you different from other average cartoon creators.
But as in any other field of life here you must also learn to walk first before attempting to flee. To express your thoughts and ideas through your cartoon characters, you must first master the skill of the cartoon. Then, of course, you can use your cartoon drawing skills to tell the story to your liking.
To be an expert in cartoons, you must face a learning curve. You just can not decide to be a cartoonist, then copy some popular cartoon figures and become an accomplished cartoonist who is rich and famous. If you have luck and talent with a keen sense of observation, you can pick up one or two tricks by copying popular cartoon figures. But that is too inadequate to be of any use.
There are several ways to learn to draw cartoons: you can join the cartoon school or take a home study course or follow a book by an expert cartoonist: In summary, you should follow the steps. As first you must teach yourself drawing three-dimensional shapes, then learn to stretch, crush those three-dimensional shapes in your drawing. Then you should practice things like drawing hands and head before moving on to movement and emotion and advanced things like that.
If it seems like a lot of work, you're right. But what you achieve in the end is worth working for. However, if you are smart you can use the tips that you will discover here to make the whole learning process fast and painless.
1. ==> Do not start with computers. I accept that I run the risk of it being played retroactively. But here I am not totally opposed to the use of the computer, no sane person can do that. But for beginners there is no alternative to the use of paper and pencil.
There are several programs that help you so much that you can keep going even without learning to draw a smooth line. This type of excessive dependence on computers from the beginning always fails in the future.
2. ==> Keep in mind that the construction of humans, animals, automobiles and most of the things we see around us are complex 3D structures, although we draw them on paper that is 2D. So, when drawing, you must mentally analyze your model in terms of three-dimensional shapes such as spheres and boxes and not in terms of 2D shapes such as circles and rectangles.
Also when you draw some of the paper (that is, 2D), find and find out the 3d shapes that make up the character.
3. ==> Most cartoon drawings or figure drawing tutorials always start with some basic 3D shapes and after a series of steps they end up in a complete and beautiful figure. This technique is very effective in learning how we can draw complex figures starting with simple shapes. But what I am going to tell you will make your learning rhythm even faster. In fact, it's a very simple way to use the same tutorial. Simply much more effective.
What you have to do is start where the tutorial ends and go back from there. See the complete figure and try to recognize the basic forms of the ingredient. And compare your analysis with the exact forms used in the tutorial.
This will provide you with a complete exercise to recognize the basic forms. And after a while you will analyze real life around you as an expert. Just take your time and practice this technique, and see how fast your cartoon skills will improve.
Cartoon is pure fun for professionals who make a living through caricature and for amateurs who draw cartoons only for personal pleasure. I do not know what your goal is, but I hope the tips here are useful for you. Never stop learning: there is much to learn and even more fun to have in the process. Happy journey!