What is your favorite cartoon?
Cartooning is an art form that combines art and humour. Learners can create their own characters, stories, and worlds. Cartooning can be used to express ideas, emotions, and messages.
Cartooning: The art of drawing cartoons and comic strips. It involves using lines, shapes, and colors to create characters, stories, and humor. Gesture Drawing: A drawing technique used to help capture the movement and emotion of a figure by quickly sketching its pose in a few strokes. Storyboarding: The process of creating a series of sketches or illustrations to develop the plot or story of a film, advertisement, or other visual media.
The first animated cartoon was created in 1906. The first animated cartoon to be released to the public was called 'Fantasmagorie' and it was created by French cartoonist Émile Cohl in 1908. In the early days of cartooning, it was believed that the drawings should be of a certain size, with one head fitting into one square of a grid, so that the characters would appear to be the same size. This 'one-head-high' rule was established to ensure that the characters would be consistent in size.
Did you know?
Work together in pairs: What do you think is the most important aspect of cartooning?
How does cartooning allow artists to convey complex ideas and messages in a simple and accessible way?
Work together in pairs: What are some basic principles of cartooning that you have learned today?
Brain break: Draw a happy banana riding a unicycle while juggling lemons.
Who created the cartoon character Mickey Mouse?
- Walt Disney
- Matt Groening
- Chuck Jones
Which famous cartoon series follows the adventures of a yellow sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
- The Simpsons
- Tom and Jerry
- SpongeBob SquarePants
What is the name of the main character in the cartoon show 'Adventure Time'?
Which iconic cartoon duo consists of a cat and mouse constantly chasing each other?
- Rocky and Bullwinkle
- Tom and Jerry
- Ren and Stimpy
What animated movie features an ogre named Shrek?
- Toy Story
- The Lion King