Illustration & Cartooning Tips

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Illustration and cartooning involves making flip books, comic strips and caricatures. Discover the art of cartoons and ink drawings in this free video series on art.

Series Summary

Drawing and sketching refers to two-dimensional pieces of art made by marking on a surface with a variety of mediums. Drawing tools can include graphite pencils, pen and ink, colored pencils, charcoals and chalk and pastels. It is the most foundational skill an artist possesses. The practice of drawing and sketching as an art form became widely popular in 15th century Europe when paper became generally available. The famous journal of Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci contains hundreds of sketches, brainstorms and observations that inspire draftsmen today. Almost every form of imaginable art involves some level of drawing or sketching. In this free video series on drawing and illustration, an artist discusses some illustration and cartooning tips. Learn to make a fun art project out of an old playing card, and find out how to make a comic strip. Draw caricatures, make a flip book and discover art supplies that aid in illustration and cartooning. With a little creativity and the right tools, anyone can start drawing cartoons, caricatures and illustrations.

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  • How to Make a Comic Strip

    Making a comic strip involves dividing the paper into grid sections, penciling in characters and thought bubbles and inking everything in with markers and pens. Make a comic strip with… Read More

  • How to Make a Flip Book

    Making a flip book involves using the corner of a sketch pad to illustrate individual still frames of cartoon movement. Make a flip book with tips from an artist in… Read More

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