This video shows you how to draw a quick cartoon picture. This is not made on a computer it is done by hand like real cartoons where always made. If you was going to do this on a computer it would take much longer and not be as good in my mined. Plus when you have finished your own cartoon picture you can just take a photograph of it and put it on your computer or anywhere on line, if you want easy. There are quick ways to do these cartoon pictures online by using software that is incorporated into web sites. I want to be very honest and clear about these types of sites they only want to spam you with rubbish or trick you into making money for them. Doing it this way gives you the best of both worlds. A unique cartoon picture that you made yourself that is a real picture which you can put on your computer if you want. As well as do what you like with it by using software if you want just like those rubbish web sites that only want to spam you.
All yo need to do it some basic printing paper, some felt tip pens, a pencil and picture to copy from. They can be pictures of you or anybody you want and this is real cartoon drawing, making real unique cartoon pictures. Not some computer generated image that you just print off and get exactly the same thing over and over. Of course if you put it onto your computer then you can do that as well. As I said you get the best of both worlds and learn a bit of drawing at the same time .
Below you will find some more videos that will tell you how to make a cartoon picture of yourself the hard time consuming way but it is entirely up to you I am just making you aware of another way.
What do you think? Is this easy or what? So easy even you can do it.
First off, if you want to do easy drawings of cartoons, any cartoons, then just trace them off your computer screen.
A piece of cheap A4 printer paper is thin enough to see what is on the computer screen right through the paper, so you can trace it, no problem.
Drawing cartoons is easy because unless you are copying other peoples cartoons in which case you might as well trace them off the computer screen. Then they don’t have to look like anything.
This makes it easy because cartoons are just simple line drawings, usually done quickly.
How many times have you sat down drawing silly faces, with big noses or mouths or ears? That’s all that cartoon drawings are, exaggerations of what already there.
They do not have to be accurate and they do not have to look exactly like anything because they are only suggestions, learning to draw cartoons is easy.
Usually cartoons are just about fun.
The video below also named “easy drawings of cartoons” is an example of drawing some of the more familiar cartoons images on this page and shows them being drawn. This is done with the intention of encouraging you to draw without getting hung up on detail. The most important method of learning how to draw cartoons easy is not accomplished by thinking about ideas. As much as actually drawing them. Your learning is greatly increased through doing some drawing and practicing.
They are often about drawing jokes and meant to be funny. The worse they look the better most of the time.
This means they can be very easy to draw and anybody can draw their own cartoons, if they can hold a pencil, even my 6 year old son could do it, so I am sure you can.
If you want to get serious about drawing cartoons then it could get considerably harder. You need to be able to use devices to express mood, through facial expressions, body language and environmental props.
Easy drawing cartoon is only easy if you don’t get serious about it too quickly.
Free style cartoons that you just make up can be very amusing and good fun to draw. They also provide good experience for drawing the more familiar cartoon characters I have been drawing as examples so far on this page!
It is such a fun, free expression when doodling with cartoons. Although I’m not the greatest there is, I enjoyed my completed drawings.
I enjoyed myself when I was drawing these images for this web-page and they are good simple practice for artists to draw – experienced or inexperienced.
Many cartoons employ people as the subject matter, so I did a couple of quick, funny drawings of people for you to look at.
When you draw Cartoons you do not need to draw objects or people the way they exist or look in reality.
They apply a lesser amount of technicality and detailed work, using over exaggerated forms and features.
Simple devices are used for expressing a persons mood or the mood of an event they are things like dark clouds hanging over the head of a character indicating a sad mood or gloominess.
These devices change normal drawings into simple cartoon drawings!
And, of course, expressions play a big role in showing emotions when you draw cartoons!
As a child I used to love drawing cartoons from comics and these drawings became more complex as I got older so my drawings did also and I learned to draw more accurately moving away from drawing cartoons.
I used to copy the characters and I thought I was good at getting a likeness to the originals, drawing cartoons was my lead into becoming good at drawing as it is with many people who learn to draw.
I’m sure those comic books taught me a lot about drawing and helped me learn to read as well by giving me a fun way to practice.
I still look at cartoons in the newspapers and read them for a laugh, I also watch them on TV because they are funny but not serious, bringing light relief.
Giving cartoon drawing a chance will help your drawing as well and I’m sure it will help you to produce some very cool cartoon drawings.
Start looking around you for some ideas and use your imagination to see what you can include when you draw cartoons.
Keep it in mind to overemphasize facial appearances, include some loose scribbled shapes here or there, and soon you will realize you are doing easy drawings of cartoons, that are very easy .
First off let’s get an understanding of what Emo cartoons are just in case you don’t know but want to.
Emo is a subculture of main stream culture with a focus on the expression of emotional devastation; it is a fashion, a trend, a music genre, a derivative of the word emotion and as such an attempt at depicting human sadness, they are the elements of Emo cartoons.
Emo cartoons tend to closely reflect all of the above by depicting sombre, dark, colorless images often being black and white with a tiny splash of color. There seems to be no definitive explanation of this drawing style other than it being about deep, often dark emotions, Emo cartoons reflect this.
Be sure to give your characters a sad appearance. This essential goes with every mode of Emo cartoons drawing, from anime or manga type drawings to album cover illustrations. More often than not this is conveyed by focusing on creating weepy, sad eyes.
Place your characters in sombre bleak situations.
Emo is easily expressed by drawing someone sitting all alone with their head down. Add some black clouds and a little rain, a few derelict, creepy buildings and you will have created a whole Emo scene.
You can draw figures in silhouette without detail and featureless instead of entirely sketched-out features. The silhouette styles are popular not only with Emo t-shirts, but they can also be seen used as website images, graphics and album covers.
You can employ subdued, muted colors to further express a sense of despair when you draw Emo cartoons. This is a style that is reminiscent of the hardcore music albums by bands in the late 90’s and creates an Emo sensation when combined with grey mono tones.
When doing portrait drawings of your most favorite Emo bands you can make them look cool if you put the effort into taking your art to yet another level by experimenting with new ideas to say something different with it.
It can be very interesting to also experiment with collages depicting iconic images, mixed together with text, ink splats, splatters and splashes as incorporated design elements. Doing this style of image can not only convey an Emo feel, but is also more accessible to those who feel they do not draw well.
This new creative outlet can also help you get through the tough times that you might encounter by helping you to pour out your excess emotions into the drawings.
Dynamic visual devices for portraying gloom and doom, Emo drawings. Some of these items could include religious paraphernalia such as crosses, old churches; death symbols such as coffins, tome stones, skulls, graves, locked gates could portray exclusion. Empty streets and lonely figures Emo cartoons can be interesting and expressive try some.
Easy cartoons for most people are just fun to draw, remember when you was a kid. You could draw silly faces, childish faces, childish drawings of faces. Well cartoons do not have boundaries like other types of drawings do and if you are still a kid fantastic, joy all round let’s begin with easy cartoons to draw.
The wonderful world of scribble heads, easy cartoons.
I took a clean sheet of paper and made a scribble on it with my eyes closed, you must have your eyes closed, no cheating but you can make as many scribbles as you like.
I used my second scribble and made them both big scribbles on A3 drawing paper, the trick is at first to not make too much of a scribble and try to space it out, space is cool.
Now you must open your eyes and take a look at your drawing because you want to see if you can see any faces, sometimes you can if you look round the scribble for a few minutes and remember these are kids drawings, cartoons, not grand master portraits, they are better than that because they are easy and fun to do.
Take a look at my first drafts.
These are the shapes I am going to use for my scribble heads.
The fist one is the master scribble and the second is my outlines for head shapes, the third is one with the scribbles removed.
Then I removed the scribble lines and had a little think about what I should add, and where it should be added, features like ears, nose, mouth, hair, eye brows, eyes, lips, teeth. I thought about it for a little while then drew in the shapes that would give my scribble heads faces and features.
Remember these are cartoons, like the drawings that children do, kids drawings because of this there is a great deal of scope to work with and improve as you go along.
Just draw these ideas, shapes as best you can and remember these are scribble heads, made purely from your imagination using a free line, they could never ever be wrong because they don’t exist until you have drawn them.
The two pictures below are where I removed the scribble lines and drew in the features.
Now the lines that are not needed have been removed and the scribble heads are really starting to take shape, so now all that is left to do is add some more detail, and make them seem more three dimensional (3D).
Notice the heavy dark lines around the bottom of the heads in the image below.
Notice how the hair is just made up of lines all flowing in one direction giving the impression of hair and that some areas are darker than others, like the black dots in the eyes and the outer part of the eye being lighter even with a white dot giving the impression of light reflecting off the eye. These are elements that make your drawings look 3D and are so easy to do if you think about it.
Do you know why the composition is poor in this drawing besides the fact that it was drawn as a free line drawing, it can be constructed better as a composition?
Before you begin to draw caricature cartoons, it is best to understand the principles of a caricature drawing, this is a drawing of a person whose features, have been exaggerated and it is usually drawn in the same style, as cartoons are drawn. When people draw cartoon characters, they usually draw them as line drawings in a cartoon style, so this is a good place to start. You might even want to try just copying a few cartoons, to give yourself a feeling for drawing in this style and doing this will give you some great results, quite quickly it will enable you, to get a feeling for it.
Caricature drawings are not just for those who are beginners, many professional cartoonists, make a good living out of drawing caricatures and often use this, as a way of supplementing their income and promoting their skills, in a fun way, you can often see up and coming cartoonists drawing impressive sketches in tourist areas of the passersby and celebrities in a few minutes for a couple of dollars. The caricaturists can often be seen working away their magic at fates and carnivals all over the world, amusing people, but this practice is most common in Europe. It is a fact that we do not all want to be able to draw a caricature in just a few minutes for the most part it is about enjoying the doing a finished product and how long it took does not matter to most of us.
Famous personalities are often exposed to caricatures and cartoons in newspapers or magazine articles. Artists often include props on the drawing to help readers make a connection with the celebrity in question and their caricaturized drawing. Footballers can be depicted kicking a football or a film star can be in a famous scene from a film. Singers can be seen holding microphones or playing instruments, the artist can also choose a minimum for the detailed environment in which the subject maybe sitting in a vehicle or standing on a patch of grass to place them somewhere. It is these little added details that are so important to take into consideration when learning to draw caricatures.
The elements of exaggeration in caricature drawing make them a perfect medium for satirizing what’s going on in current affairs. Images expressed in this way are sometimes created by taking on different aspects of the person’s behavior or personality, as well as the way they look or their appearance. An example of a politician that is regularly seen speaking out of turn can be depicted with a large mouth. An illustrator might even decide to highlight this feature by drawing a politician with their own foot positioned in their mouth, such an example is where the artist as actually thrown in a familiar take on the caricature drawing which describes the person accurately, they have got a big mouth and they are always putting their foot in it.
To discover caricature drawing well the first step to take is to focus yourself on becoming observant at finding peculiarities in other people. You have to teach yourself to be able to pick out their most outstanding, unusual or interesting features so you can exaggerate them in your drawing. Begin with facial features of the person; for example, look for particularly large or unusual shaped eyes, round puffed out red cheeks, peculiar noses that might be long, flat, wide, small or big, a pointed chin, narrow or large toothy grin. Many cartoonists often only draw just the face and shoulders a portrait type drawing but others will extend their drawings to the full body and use other bodily features such as height or lack of it, small, round and fat with these being exaggerated to make them funny looking. This is often seen as more difficult to draw but can help the novice to produce more useful material, making his subjects more recognizable. Taking the whole figure into consideration is probably a larger part of creating the distinguishing characteristics of the person being depicted. So when looking at how you might draw a caricature, you should also consider what other props you want to use to get the most out of your image.
It is most often good practice to start by taking your subjects from strangers in still photographs. There are an infinite number of images that are appropriate subjects that can be found online or in newspapers, beginning with strangers who will not get hurt if you mock them then as you get better with identifying and drawing the main features of individuals you can move on to draw more familiar subjects.
Politicians are good subjects if you had an interest in politics then you could make political statements based on the news in fact the news is a great source of subject material for caricature drawings.
News story lines can give you plenty of subject material to practice how to draw caricature cartoons as satirical sketches.
Learning how to draw cartoons is a great place to start drawing, even if you don’t draw that well or you don’t practice much, anyone can draw cartoons, in fact everything we draw when we are children, is in the cartoon style because we draw in line drawings, even if you only draw stick figures they are still cartoons or simple line drawings, cartoon drawing is not really connected in any way, to your ability to draw realistically, in fact it works better if you don’t, as cartoons are usually meant to be funny.
Success at being able to draw cartoons is not based on your ability to draw accurately, so much as being able to convey a message with a simple line drawing because cartoon drawings are meant to be simple drawings, that can be drawn very easily and quickly by the person drawing them, to convey a message, most often a joke or a funny story but not always.
If you are an aspiring artist wanting to develop your drawing skills, then cartoon drawing is a great place to start practicing your drawing skills but in a more relaxed, lighthearted way and many people start out drawing them, in the beginning because as I have said, all drawings when we are children are in a cartoon style.
There is a basic set of principles to drawing cartoons, that enable the person drawing them to convey a message, that is based on facial expression and body language; people really do look down in the mouth when they are unhappy or the opposite when they are happy.
When the mouth is relaxed it tends to droop in the corners, although the example above is exaggerated, this makes a face look sad but the exact opposite happens when you smile, the corners of the mouth point upward because of the muscles pulling upward, this makes a face look happy.
This knowledge alone gives the artist two very different forms of expression, one that’s happy, one that’s sad, making it easy for others to understand the message being conveyed. The eyes also change shape with different facial expressions, again when sad they tend to droop at the outer corners and when smiling, showing happiness they tend to squint, so that the actual eyeballs can hardly be seen.
The direction of the look also helps to convey some meaning, to the expressions we make in cartoon drawings but if you think about it, we do in real life as well and in written words, like when we are feeling up, we relate that to feeling good or happy, when we are feeling down, we relate that to feeling gloomy or sad.
Using these different symbolic expressions, help to convey different meanings with your cartoons, aiding the creation of different messages or meanings in a visual way.
There are a lot more than just these few examples but it should give you the basic understanding, of how to draw cartoons and how they really work but one thing for sure, none of these drawings are difficult, anyone of you could draw them easily. You probably make these expressions yourself, in your daily life and even use them as expressions in your emails, every time you write them to some one, as cartoon gestures.