Monday, June 2, 2008

The curve of a cartoonist-part one

To many people, one drawing can look much like another, but to a professional practitioner of the art, little could be further from the truth.

The simple dictionary definition of drawing* is the art of representing by line, but behind this statement the variety can seem infinite.

Expression and communication in drawn line and the way it is used to make a joke or a point is the unique thing in developing an original, visual sense of humour. And that goes towards making the cartoonist.

The picture here shows a small variety of the lines which are used to make jokes. You can find all of them - and their creators - in our PCO cartoon portfolios.

The curve of different PCO cartoonists from
Click to enlarge the picture.

* Concise Oxford Dictionary.
British cartoon talent