For many of us, the word ‘animation’ immediately conjures up childhood images of the characters from Walt Disney’s animated cartoon classics like Snow White or Jungle Book. In fact, the cartoon dates back long before the days of Hollywood and animation has come a long way since the early days of the studio artist!

Traditional Animation

The term ‘cartoon’ derives from the Italian word cartone, meaning pasteboard. In the world of fine arts, a cartoon was a full-sized drawing used as a model for a work to be executed in paint, mosaic, tapestry, stained glass, or another medium. The cartoon provided a vehicle for the artist to make alterations in the design before commencing the final project.

The simple line drawing style ...

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