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Cool Cars / Cartooning by Jack Keely

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Car - toons

Anthropomorphism is the cartooning convention of giving human attributes to animals and inanimate objects. This allows dogs and cats to talk and gives the dish the ability to literally run away with the spoon. From glamorous sports cars to tough off-road vehicles, cars have so much personality to start with that it’s hard to resist anthropomorphizing them. Just imagine what the car would look like as a real person. Many cars already resemble people, so there aren’t too many alterations to make. For example, headlights often look like eyes, and bumpers and grilles can look like mouths. So just start with what’s already there! Remember to keep it simple—too many details will detract from the car’s personality.

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