Monday, 9 March 2015


There are a range of types or cartoons.
They are normally a 2D style of drawing or painting.
Their intent is either satire, caricature or humour.

Comic Strip
This is when a series of 2D cartoon drawings is shown together on a page in a series of boxes, with actions and speech written on so you can follow the story.

Basic Cartoon Expressions

Here are some basic expressions to copy. They are on a very simple head shape, but the same principles can be applied to other heads / characters.

Animation and Cartoons

This uses a sequence of still images or positions of still objects to produce the illusion of movement when shown one after the other quickly.

In this example, the bouncing ball animation is created using the 6 still pictures shown.


Guggenheim Museum, New York