Drawing A Cartoon Character In 5 Steps


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Think you can’t draw? Here is proof you can!

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Drawing A Cartoon Character In 5 Steps

  1. 1. Think you can’t draw? Here is proof you can! If you have never drawn a cartoon character before, this five step tip will get you drawing instantly using only four basic letter shapes. Using the letters S, Y, V, I - follow the steps and start creating the foundations of a cartoon character. You can add detail after drawing the basic shapes and even drop letters such as the Y to create alternative clothing. Shifting the position of the letter Y will adjust the shape of the body and the direction it faces. Stretching the letter shapes will adjust the height and width of the character. The same four letters can provide infinite body shapes. Will it work with other letters? Yes. Will it work with basic shapes and invented shapes? Yes. You can build images on top of letters and shapes or within them. For example, you can experiment with a capital letter L and turn it into a leg and foot by adding shape around it.
  2. 2. Further examples of the technique:
  3. 3. The 5 steps presented in a Mind Map:
  4. 4. Hand-drawn Mind Map Examples created by Paul Foreman
  5. 5. Why Mind Map? Here are 100 Reasons (there are many more)
  6. 6. Think you can’t draw? You can! E-Books available from Mind Map Inspiration include Drawing Tips for Mind Mapping How I Drew my Mind Maps Beginners guide to creating cartoons & illustrations Taking your drawing to the next level For more details visit http://www.mindmapinspiration.co.uk
  7. 7. To see more Mind Map examples by Paul Foreman visit the Mind Map Inspiration Website: http://www.mindmapinspiration.co.uk and Mind Map Inspiration Blog: http://www.mindmapinspiration.com Subscribe to the Blog to receive new Mind Maps; Drawing & Creativity Tips Contacts: Follow Paul on Twitter: @mindmapdrawer http://twitter.com/mindmapdrawer Email Paul: creativeinspiration@live.com
  8. 8. Mind Map Resources: List of online Mind Map Libraries: http://www.mind-mapping.org/mind-map-libraries.html WikIT – the mindmapping Wiki: http://www.informationtamers.com/WikIT IQ Matrix Blog of Adam Sicinski: http://blog.iqmatrix.com/ Mind Maps ® were invented by Tony Buzan Mindmapping helps us progress from "linear" (one-dimensional) through "lateral" (two-dimensional) to "radiant" (multi-dimensional) thinking. For more information visit: http://www.buzanworld.com