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September 10 2014

How Cartoons Are Made

Cartoons are narrative sequences of two-dimensional, hilarious sketches. The specific meaning of cartoon has actually changed over time, but modern cartoons refer to non-realistic or semi-realistic pictures or drawings intended for caricature, satire or humor. They are created to express judgments and ideas of the cartoonists to the viewers. In order to communicate the overall impression of each cartoon, its made with several visual features and language. -

We see the end product of cartoons only and moving animations don't make actual moves. They are series of still pictures shown at fast rate to provide an effect of movement. Making cartoons does not require a lot of money, but it requires persistence, dedication and originality since its a huge undertaking. Anyone can learn how to analyze animation and make animated cartoons by utilizing on line resources. The process starts with coming up with an idea of what you want.

Cartoons are made utilizing fundamental process that mixes different images together. To be able to create cartoons as fast as possible, different tricks could also be used by the cartoonist. Below are fundamental steps for making cartoons.

- Stable backdrop: To be able to prevent redrawing the background for each and every shot, a single image is placed behind each cartoon frame. Backdrops are actually giant sized comic strips which they add as the story advances.
- Voices and drawings: the characters' voices are recorded and then transferred into magnetic film for synchronization between the drawing and the image.

- Stable body parts: Utilized in redrawing just the characters' moving parts.

- Repeating backdrops: Utilized when shooting a character running long distance. Once the character gets to one end of the background, the loop goes back to the start.

- Cells: These are utilized to create pictures with both moving and stable portions. They are transparent to make certain the last frame is layered and only one layer is redrawn in each and every frame.

- Film-in technology: To be able to fill in solid colors in parts of the cartoons, computers are used.

To be able to create nice illustrations which express their ideas and opinions, cartoonists use various features which include;

- Colors: They are often associated with emotions and ideas.

- Stereotypes: To be able to make superficial and quick pictures of a group of individuals, incomplete or false information is utilized in the process of stereotyping. Its normally seen undesirable because it could be based on over-simplistic or limited view of people. Ethnic groups, national groups, jobs, teenagers, adults, boys, girls, women and men have general stereotypes.

- Caricatures: A literary or pictorial image, in which the peculiarities or distinctive features of the subject are purposely exaggerated. They are intended to be funny and make fun of a group.

- Symbols: Symbols like animals, objects, logos and signs are utilized to show opinions and ideas about mood, atmosphere, places and people.

People could now create their own Cartoons making use of animation program that is available on the World Wide Web. You would need a computer with access online. Look for various animation software like Pencil which allows you to make cartoons using both bitmap and vector graphics. Animation programs feature camera view, sound layer, vector drawing, bitmap drawing and animating, basic drawing and importing tools. - 

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