Drawing has always been an integral part of human
civilization. Man has always strived to develop symbolic
methods for an easier and effective communication of
thoughts. In his efforts to such development, art has been
assisting man in illustrating things better and clearly. It
is truly said, "a picture is worth a thousand words", and we
may reframe it as "a cartoon is worth a thousand pictures".
Cartooning is, to present one's ideas in the form of
characters and sketches such that the message clearly
reaches its target audience clearly and adding humor to it
makes it more pleasurable to understand.
Cartooning is not at all difficult, it just requires a good
idea and a proper implementation of that idea with the help
of amusing characters and words. But, on the other hand, it
may not be that easy too. Cartooning may require a lot of
brainstorming to give birth to a concept/idea which says
your message better. Also, it requires some amount of
consistent practice and dedication to learn few basic
lessons that will help us while sketching a cartoon picture.
CartoonRecipe, we take cartooning as cooking a delicious
dish. Please mind the word 'delicious', I'm not just talking
about cooking anything. To be a good cartooning chef, you
must learn few things before entertaining your guests with
your yummy cartoon dishes. First, you need to learn the
pre-requisites of cooking, that means 'prepare your
kitchen'. Here it means getting ready with all the stuff
required for cartooning. Second, you need to learn the
basics of cooking, adding right spices and in right
quantity, initiating the cooking process. Here it means to
prepare you with very basic lessons like drawing easy
lines/outlines, pen strokes, light/shade etc.
These things are equally
important and are building blocks of a cartoon.
Adding appropriate characters, human anatomy and
animals is like adding content to your dish. Richer
the contents, better tastes the dish. Finally comes
cooking your material well and garnishing it. Here,
it symbolizes the process of putting in constant
efforts to give a real look to your cartoon
illustration and overcoming minutest error to make
your cartoon presentable.
is a medium which constantly endeavors to enhance
the level of creativity amongst the talented youth
and children of India. CartoonRecipe is the first
website of such kind in the country where you get
all the knowledge required for cartooning and also
gives you many opportunities to compete with other
talents through the contests organized by us.
sole aim of CartoonRecipe is to cultivate the talent
of cartooning in the country and hold the hands of
those young minds who even dreamt of being a
cartoonist ever. For this, you need not be a born
cartoonist. What is required from you is, be
determined, be patient, be dedicated, learn things
well and rehearse well. Doing all this for even a
few hours a week will make you stand confidently at
the drawing board in no time.