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What's the Attraction to Drawing Cartoons?

What's the Attraction to Drawing Cartoons?


What's the Attraction to Drawing Cartoons?

by Charlene Sim

Drawing cartoons is a popular way to begin learning how to draw. Especially when you are young, you want to be able to draw the kind of images that you are most familiar with, and so cartoons tend to be a common choice. Even adults who have chosen to explore drawing as a hobby, will often try drawing cartoons as a way to exercise their skills. There are many different reasons why they do so.

For adults, cartoons remind them of their early days, when watching after school and Saturday morning cartoons was an important aspect of their lives. Being able to imitate a few of the more popular ones has a great deal of nostalgia attached to it. For children, it is more of an immediacy thing. They're normally reading comics, watching cartoons and playing with toys based on their favorite characters. For them to draw cartoons is just a natural act at that age.

Drawing cartoons is also popular because they tend to be fairly easy to draw, and so for a beginner it is much more satisfying. If you are struggling to create certain images, it can be reassuring to be able to draw a complete image that looks very close to the real thing. Cartoons tend to be based on rounded shapes joined together, and so they can usually be drawn with a minimal amount of effort, even for a beginner.

Likely the main reason why drawing cartoons is popular has to do with the association they produce with practically everyone. Somebody who is good at drawing people might garner impressed observations from those around him or her, but if you want folks to be excited about what you draw, then a cartoon will normally get a stronger reaction. Everybody knows certain cartoon characters, such as Mickey Mouse, Spongebob, and so on. There's a common connection that you can create by drawing a cartoon for somebody else.

Drawing cartoons is a popular way for people to learn how to draw. They are composed of simple drawing techniques and will make those who look at your drawings be more interested in doing so. As much as we may respect someone who can draw a very realistic looking picture, someone who can draw cartoons is going to be the one who is more popular. If you're not interested in popularity then this won't matter, but if drawing is a simple hobby for you, learning how to draw cartoon characters could be a lot of fun.

About the Author:
There are some people who are naturally gifted artists, but that doesn't mean that learning how to draw is impossible if you're not one of them. There are countless books and programs that can teach you how to draw cartoons, animals and many other art forms.

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