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Drawing: How to Draw 1 by William Powell

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Cartoon Animals

Animal cartoons are created using the L same basic principles: simplification and exaggeration. But another key to drawing animal cartoons is to anthropomorphize the animal, which simply means to endow it with human characteristics. For example, give your creature humanlike hands, make it laugh or cry, or have a quadruped stand upright on two feet. Watch TV cartoons or look at newspaper comic strips for ideas.

This little bunny is based on a series of circles and ovals. Exaggerate the cotton tail by making it almost as big as the bunny’s bottom. The large eye gives it a cute, childlike expression.

The life that has been put into these animal drawings is wonderful, and it gives the viewer a feeling of kindness toward them.

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