How to cheat at drawing…

A few people have asked me about my cartoons and although I’d love to pretend to be a budding artist I actually cut so many corners it’s more like cheating.

L from The Mock Turtle asked how long does it take to do an illustrations and how do I create them?

Typically a cartoon will take me about an hour or two to complete which is mainly dependant on the subject and the number of elements in each frame.

As to how…well it just so happens that I’ve done a series of articles on exactly this subject on my other blog…and they can be found here:-

Part 1 – focusses on the use of Inkscape to trace an outline for each picture

Part 2 – looks at using Gimp2 to colour the sketch
Part 3 – continues the use of Gimp2 to shade the cartoon