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Basic’s of Cartooning

Posted on: September 24, 2008

Ever wondered- what cartoons are ?? what do they consist off?? What are the basic of cartoons??. Well today whilst I was conducting my research on cartooning, I came across a site by one of the members from optusnet. The article there stated and talked about cartooning, I certainly found it quite extravagant.  Many cartoons are illustrated, tell a joke, satirise, caricature, entertain or to tell a story with a meaning behind it. Cartooning is a fine example of the use of creative thinking. You can see a different perception of the world through the eyes of the cartoonist. Cartoons are often drawn with great economy of line. In just a few strokes of the pen, the artist is able to capture the essence of an idea, or in the case of a caricaturist, to observe and exaggerate the key features of the subject. A cartoon presents the cartoonists point of view so you see what the cartoonist would like you to see in a situation. Our society tends to associate cartoons with fun, humour, and often childhood, and this association is a positive one. By having fun, you can open up the creative pathways in your brain. With our social studies project we are meant to create a cartoon on either –

Social- Cartoons those related with community or public….

Political- Cartoons showing current issues regarding politics and politicians…
(Australian/Foreign)

National- Cartoons conveying a message on the current Australian issues…

International (any cartoon addressing an issue of international importance)-Cartoons conveying a message on any international issue.

Historical (War and Propaganda and recruitment)- cartoons showing anything that might would have happened in the past.

Sporting- Cartoons those related to current topics in Sporting life.

Creating an interesting cartoon consists quality of criticism. Criticism could only be formed once we have the full information about the subject and its problem. Four basic steps that I would certainly find helpful when creating Creative Problem Solving with cartoons

1. Draw your problem as a cartoon.
2. Write a caption for your cartoon.
3. Modify the cartoon by introducing another element. Does this move toward you generating a solution?
4. Alternatively, draw elements of your problem in cartoon form.

So what are your thought, if you would be having any information on cartooning please let us know…thanx for your help…

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