Today we will learn about Cartoon Drawing. Children are the primary audience when it comes to cartoons. A good designer can extract the main details of an object or a human being and simplify its shapes so that a child can recognize and be attracted to what he is looking. I have studied the infantile perception of masters like Walt Disney, Hanna & Barbara, Chuck Jones, Jim Henson, Walter Lantz, and many others who have enchanted the world with their magical and eternal characters. We will teach your kids about house Drawing from our website.
Build a Character
My role will make you understand the right way to assemble this puzzle and learn how to build any character from the techniques presented. I guarantee you’ll be surprised how easy it is to create a cartoon-like expression that kids (and adults) will love!
Understanding of Human Perception
The human being has a fascinating characteristic: we can summarize the details that make up a structure or an object in a very complex way, in primary and very simple. In this way, we can represent anything through a few curves and geometric shapes. Can you tell me if the two images below illustrate the same object? As weird as it sounds, you can look at both photos and say, “it’s a car.”
What happens is that, unlike artists, most people cannot tell by memory all the details that make up a car, a dog, or even a child. So, they start to associate fundamental and primitive shapes with the specific characteristics of each object. How many 4, 5, or 6-year-olds come home from school with a drawing of two circles and a few lines on a piece of paper and say, “It’s mom and dad! “? You don’t want to keep drawing like this, do you? So we’re going to get our hands dirty and make cartoon faces!
Create a first character
The basic shape of the cartoon is a circle. A Circle is all you need (not counting love, of course). It is from the process that you define the basic proportions of your character’s head. Once the circle is ready, you have to draw the axes of the face. Draw a vertical line and a horizontal line that intersect in the center, like in the image below:
Step 1: Draw an oval shape.
To make the eyes, draw an oval shape with a slight tilt to the high side. Do the same on the opposite side. It is fundamental to drop a range between the two eyes of about the same size as one eye. As we are in the preparatory phase, you can draw another look in the center to serve as a guide.
2nd step: Slightly thicken the line
At the top of the circle, slightly thicken the line to represent the eyelashes of our character. Place the eyebrows a little above the lashes to give a kind of surprised expression. The shape of the eyebrows is free, and with practice, you will find your style. Draw the two pupils facing the center (this is a very effective tactic used by great cartoonists whose sole purpose is to make our characters cuter). Posting station
Tip: To give more life and “realism” to the eyes, you can draw a small line below them to simulate a kind of wrinkle. That is another exciting tactic that adds a special touch to our facial expressions.
Step 3: Character’s skull and eyes
We come to the most creative part of the whole tutorial. Think of it this way: In cartoon-style designs, the main structure of a face is the character’s skull and eyes. It is at this point that you describe the identification with the outside world. That is, it is already clear to people that you are drawing a character. Now that we get to the jawbone, we will decide if we want fat or thin consistency. He could be old, young, and so on. My character will be young. So we are going to design a suitable jaw for him.
Step 4: Drawing a nose
When drawing a nose seen from the front, it is common not to use too much detail. If you only draw its tip, chances are it’s already producing a convincing effect. It is also widespread to remove only one side of the nose, assuming that it is the opposite side of the light. So we are going to put a nose on our character.
Step 5:Character’s mouth
Since our character is a child, we will make a Cartoon Drawing-style mouth: something simple to represent an expression of innocence. Note that when you draw a child’s mouth, We should not remove the lips! In the cartoon style, children, regardless of gender, have relatively simple mouths. A good, expressive line already does the job.
Step 6: Draw an Ear
The ears can be seen from the front (because our character faces the camera), so the internal cavities will not appear. So we’ll make a pretty simple shape using an essential perspective (more on that later)
Step 7: Shape of our skull
The circle already defines the shape of our skull we made at the beginning, okay? So we need a short and childish haircut to bring our little boy to life. Let’s go.
I don’t know how to draw the hair! Help!
Slowly, slowly there is nothing to fear. No one needs to be a stylist or a fashion designer to make perfect hair. There is no right way to draw hair, so you must try until you create the ideal haircut. , don’t forget that hair is responsible for defining the personality of our characters. Oddly enough, hair can express age, rebellion, conservatism, unbelievable. Speaking of which, what’s your hairstyle?
A quick and accurate way to draw Cartoon Drawing hair is to search the web for reference photos! I do this all the time: grab a fashion magazine or try a Google search. After you find the perfect style, but the image as a reference next to your drawing board (or tablet) and start making a cartoon and a simplified version of it. Well, it looks like we finished our character successfully! Now we’re going to play a bit more and create a different character, building on the same model we used for little Tommy (yes, I gave him a name).