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How To Use Perspective For Dramatic Storytelling

Perspective in storytelling: using it powerfully can set your cartooning apart. After all, where do you want your viewer — immersed in the action or watching from the sidelines? Ultimately it [...]

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Cartoon Face Drawing — How to Draw Cartoon Faces {Simply}

Cartoon face drawing isn’t rocket science but perhaps you (like Tammy down below) would like to know the principles behind drawing rounded, realistic, 3-D ones? Tammy thwacks her pencil [...]

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How To Turn A Photo Into A Drawing (Using Photoshop)

How to turn photo into drawing: this may not be the most conventional way to do this, but it’s a valid one nevertheless! Using photo references to draw cartoons is something that every [...]

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Halloween Greetings Card: Create a Customized Cartoon

Halloween greetings card customisation The silly season is upon us! Although Halloween greetings cards are scarcely a ‘thing’ in Cape Town (though becoming more so as commercial [...]

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How to draw a face in 3-D

Wondering how to draw a face in 3 dimensions? Flat faces are easy, but what happens when your character turns her head? Time to put some depth in there 🙂 Drawing a face in 3D involves: deciding [...]

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Storytelling: it starts simple

Storytelling is the reason for cartooning. After all a picture speaks a thousand words, so we want to make sure they’re the right words!     We’ve moved from avoiding the [...]

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How to Draw a Stickman – Even When Intimidated

Have you ever been intimidated by how to draw a stickman?! I have done a load of hiking with my family in the mountain ranges around Cape Town. Our mountains are pretty rugged, and there are [...]

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Inner Critic Up to No Good? 3 Surefire Ways to Make Progress Anyway

Your inner critic is like the anti-Muse. Not many of us cartoonists yammer about our Muses but to be honest, I’ve yet to meet the budding cartoonist who doesn’t have a deafening and persistent [...]

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Cartooning for adults: Why Child-like Focus Trumps Goal-Orientation

Cartooning for adults? Imagine a child let loose to frost a tray full of cupcakes. It’s a messy business, not to mention sticky. And there are all those decorating possibilities to explore. Hey, [...]

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Improve Cartooning with a Weight-Loss Tool – seriously?

So how can you use weightloss tools to improve cartooning? Some years back with my clothes becoming increasingly tight, I decided I needed some extra help. I joined Weight-watchers, and off I [...]