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How to draw cartoons step by step for beginners

Updated on January 31, 2012

How to Draw Cartoons

Relevance of Cartoons In Modern Times.

Cartoon is a noble art. This art has the capacity to touch society and can reform it. This art has been there for long and still continues to grow. A person who reads a magazine first look at the cartoons. Yes that fact tells the truth that cartoons are simple yet powerful.

How to learn to draw cartoons :

You can become a good cartoonist by having the right attitude and improving your drawing skills. By right attitude I mean the habit of viewing every incidents in your life from a humorous perspective. You can observe the humour in all situations. If any of your cartoons fails then you shouldn't stop drawing cartoons - draw the next one with greater enthusiasm. Have a determination that you will succeed in your next attempt and act. I have seen many people leaving cartoon drawing when they cant draw well the first time. Remember that as you practice you will improve your skills.

Observing situations, expressions, objects : Make sure that you develop the habit to observe the expressions in people's face when they talk, walk , travel etc. Also observe clearly the movements of animals and birds. Whatever your surroundings are observe them.

Now coming to drawing skills, you can practice at least 2 hours a day to improve your drawing skills.First practice drawing some lines - vertical and horizontal. As you practice the lines will become straight as if drawn with a ruler.Once you are satisfied you can work on drawing curved lines. Watch the 2 videos below and follow them. They will teach you the basics of drawing cartoons.

How To Draw

First draw using a pencil . You can make corrections as you wish. Once you are satisfied with your cartoon, you can color the outlines with pen.


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    • Robie Benve profile image

      Robie Benve 5 years ago from Ohio

      I like your suggestion of starting from the very beginning: draw lines. It may sound boring, but I agree it can be a necessary phase.

    • creativeMind profile image
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      creativeMind 5 years ago from Cochin

      @Robie Benve,

      thank you for posting your views. your opinion can surely improve coming hubs

    • Onlinestrategies profile image

      Onlinestrategies 5 years ago

      Great introduction to the art of cartoon. I wish to become a cartoonist but didn't know where you start. This has given me a direction. Thanks.

    • Julz09 profile image

      Julz09 5 years ago

      ahh this is cool! thanks for posting this.

    • creativeMind profile image
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      creativeMind 5 years ago from Cochin

      @Onlinestrategies

      thank you for your opinion

    • creativeMind profile image
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      creativeMind 5 years ago from Cochin

      @Julz09,

      thanks

    • creativeMind profile image
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      creativeMind 5 years ago from Cochin

      @Robie Benve,

      the post has been updated to have more video lessons. please do reply if you find the addition of more lessons useful.

    • Bill Armstrong profile image

      Bill Armstrong 2 years ago from Valencia, California

      Thanks for sharing

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