Can one work in one style, and another in another?
For most digital artists, the answer to the question is an emphatic yes. Drawing in the style of a cartoonist is a great way to break out of the pigeon-holes of illustration and into the wider world of computer drawing. It’s also a pretty good way to work out which tools work with which mediums.
Here are a few examples of cartoonists who have used the style.
The best artists in the world don’t do anything different.
Here are two of those most famous cartoons. You can see where one artist is really doing a lot of work.
You have to be willing to take a risk in this style, which will mean taking your time and experimenting.
Once you’re good, there’s nothing stopping you from drawing for years, even decades. It’s not about trying to become the best cartoonist. It’s about letting others draw you, and letting yourself draw you.
Is it harder to draw a single animal than you need to?
Most comic artists aren’t doing a whole lot of drawing for their art. So drawing all animals is difficult work.
Is there anything you’re currently working on that you’re hoping to see in the future?
I haven’t got time to do much in the way of art right now, but I do think that the process of working digitally is an interesting one that I could see expanding on in years to come.
I’ve just joined a new computer-based webcomic, so it’s just been a bit more enjoyable to work with as I’ve been working on some original material lately.
Any final words?
Don’t be afraid to experiment with cartooning. I’ve had a blast, learning about everything from the inner workings of a chip to the evolution of comics to the way humans view the world.
Also, don’t settle for anything but the best of what you have. You don’t have to be the best cartoonist to enjoy the process – all the things you learn on a computer are the same things that you learn on paper. And you can find the best of both worlds in the endless choices of digital artists.
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