How to Draw Cartoon Art


The term 'cartoon art' can be interpreted in different ways.

Here though, we'll use it to describe the cartoonification of some of the most famous pieces of artwork...

Ever created.

Works like Leonardo da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa' and Vincent van Gogh's 'Starry Night'...

In the lessons found here...

We'll design likenesses to these works - cartoon designs that while obviously simpler and less detailed to the real things...

Certainly share a resemblance.

While working through these lessons - I encourage you to take some time to study the realistic version of the subject of interest first.

Cartoon Art

And for sure, while looking at the original...

Think about the composition of the piece - in terms of "a simple arrangement of basic shapes".

When coming up with a likeness, to something that already exisits - it's important to get the general idea/structure, down before-hand.


When it comes time to actually draw (or paint!)...

You can have fun, being creative and slightly changing the look - knowing that the finished product, will be *not too far off*...

From the original.

So yes, as I map out the structure before each lesson (shapes, grid, lines, etc.), be sure to study the piece yourself to get even more ideas for how to go about your drawing.


To the canvas!


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Draw a cartoon likeness to one of the most famous paintings ever - Leonardo da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa'.

Painting with Acrylics

While we're on the subject art - I recommend you check out Thaneeya McArdle's website, art-is-fun.com. You'll learn about painting with acrylics and more. A very creative and talented artist, I'm sure you'll find her work inspiring.


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