I love to draw my cartoons and illustrations free-hand. The reason being that when I draw by hand without a prior sketch or under-drawing, the final result is more free, spontaneous…and, yes, more successful, too! Learning how to draw cartoons free-hand has been a long process. I’ve drawn TONS of bad cartoon characters and have scrapped a lot of paper. (Fortunately, being able to recycle my failures as watercolor test sheets makes me feel a lot less guilty about what I might be doing to the environment.) Hitting on the right media is also key. Which media to use is, of course, a personal preference. These days I’m loving creating my free-hand drawings with permanent colored pencil. The color accents are added with a water brush pen and my Daniel Smith watercolors.
How to Draw Cartoons Free-Hand (A Drawing Demo)
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By the way…
Drawing isn’t the only way to beat the indoor blues. Exercising does wonders for your body and mood. And if your body and mood are in good shape, your soul will be that much better off, too.
(We WILL get through this one way or another.)