The Beginner’s Guide to Cartooning
If you’ve always wanted to create your own cartoon but didn’t have any skills, cartooning must’ve seemed like a faraway dream that would never materialize. The good news is that even people who think they can’t draw can learn the basics. The following tips can get you started.
One of the best ways to nail a cartoon character’s expression is to watch the way people make expressions in real life. Expressions are formed by features like wide eyes, raised eyebrows, scrunched foreheads and deep frowns. Look at the way human faces make these expressions, and try and replicate them in your drawings.
Most Cartooners Are Self Taught
Most people don’t realize that many of the top animators and illustrators are self taught. They most likely were the ones doodling away in their notebooks when they were little. As time went on, they naturally got better at their craft. Art classes or a more official art education program may have helped make them make big leaps forward. If you’re into cartooning, start doodling
A Few Lines Can Change Expressions
Changing a character’s expression could be as simple as moving a mouth line in a different direction or lowering eyes. For instance, if you have two dots for eyes, a capital L for a nose, a line for a mouth and two squiggles for eyebrows, you have enough on your paper to make a ton of expressions.
Figure Out What Your Cartoon Style Is
While it’s fun to draw versions of your favorite cartoon characters, you’ll have a lot more fun if you create your own character. Many artists create “OCs,” or original characters, which are essentially their own creations. The characters can be representative of the artist, or they can be a completely made-up being. Artists tend to get more emotionally involved with characters they create themselves. This involvement helps them create more.
Check Out Cartoonist Communities on YouTube
There are tons of cartoonist communities on YouTube. These communities are treasure troves for people who want to learn everything from how to draw characters to the best animation programs for people who are ready to take their characters to the next level. Many cartoonists also offer free, in-depth tutorials that teach all sorts of basics, including tricks like how to draw hands or the best way to draw realistic hair.
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Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
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Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron is an American animated film produced by DreamWorks Animation and released by DreamWorks Pictures in the spring of 2002.
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In the 19th-century American West, a young Kiger Mustang colt, Spirit , is born to a herd of horses led by his mother . Spirit soon grows into a stallion, and assumes the role of leader of the herd, whose duty it is to keep the herd safe. Spirit is a courageous leader, but has great curiosity. Spotting a strange light one night not far from his herd, the stallion is unable to control his curiosity and investigates. He finds restrained, docile horses, and their human wranglers sleeping around a campfire. They wake up, and seeing him as a magnificent specimen, chase and capture him, taking him to a US cavalry post.
At this time, the army is fighting the Indian Wars and taking over the soon-to-be western United States. Frightened and confused, Spirit sees horses used as 'slaves' all around him. There, he encounters "The Colonel" , who decides to have the mustang tamed, refusing to believe the idea of Spirit being too stubborn, but Spirit manages to fight off all attempts to tame him. To weaken Spirit, The Colonel orders him tied to a post for three days with no food or water. Meanwhile, a Lakota Native American named Little Creek is also brought into the fort and held captive. Spirit is later supposedly broken in by the Colonel, who speaks his idea of how any wild horse can be tamed. However, Spirit gets a second wind and finally throws him off. When the Colonel gets frustrated and tries to shoot him, but with Little Creek's help, they, along with other horses, escape the post. Little Creek's mare, Rain , meets them along with other natives who capture Spirit.
After returning to the Lakota village, Little Creek tries to tame Spirit with kindness, but Spirit refuses to be ridden. Little Creek ties Spirit and Rain together and, when he tries to leave, she insists on staying, then shows him her world. Spirit begins to warm up to Little Creek and falls in love with the mare. At the end of their time together, Little Creek tries again to ride him, but Spirit is still unwilling. He then decides that Spirit will never be tamed and frees him. As Spirit asks Rain to come with him to his herd, a cavalry regiment led by the Colonel attacks the village. During the vicious battle, Rain is shot by the Colonel, knocking her into the river. Spirit dives into the river to try to rescue Rain, but is unsuccessful and they both plummet over a waterfall. Spirit finds Rain dying from her injuries and stays by her side until the army captures him. Watching Spirit being pulled away, Little Creek arrives, vowing to free him to satisfy his life-debt and follows the men after tending to Rain.
Spirit is loaded onto a train and taken to a work site on the Transcontinental Railroad, where he is put to work pulling a steam locomotive. Realizing that the track will infringe on his homeland, Spirit makes a scene and pretends to faint. The cavaliers unchain him and bring him back to the work site. Spirit wakes up and breaks free of the chain. He then breaks the chains holding the other horses to the sled. They escape, and the locomotive falls off its sledge and rolls down the hill back to the work site, causing an explosion after crashing into an active locomotive. The explosion from possibly a munitions shed causes a wildfire. While trying to outrun a ragging wildfire, the loose chain gets caught on a branch stud trapping Spirit. Little Creek appears in time and saves Spirit from the ensuing wildfire.
The next morning, the Colonel and his men find Spirit and Little Creek, and a chase ensues through the Grand Canyon. Eventually, they are trapped by a gorge. Little Creek gives up, but Spirit manages to successfully leap across the cliff. Spirit's move amazes the Colonel; he humbly gives up, stops his men from shooting the two, and allows Spirit and Little Creek to leave. Spirit returns to the rebuilt Lakota village with Little Creek and finds Rain nursed back to health. Little Creek decides to name Spirit the "Spirit-Who-Could-Not-Be-Broken", and sets him and Rain free. The two horses return to Spirit's homeland, eventually reuniting with Spirit's herd and Esperanza.
- Matt Damon as the voice of Spirit
- James Cromwell the voice of The Colonel
- Daniel Studi as the voice of Little Creek
- Chopper Bernet as the voice of Sgt. Adams
- Jeff LeBeau as the voice of Murphy, Railroad Foreman
- Richard McGonagle as the voice of Bill
- Matt Levin as the voice of Joe
- " Robert Cait as the voice of Jake
- " Charles Napier as the voice of Roy
- Zahn McClarnon as the voice of Little Creek's Friend
- " Michael Horse as the voice of Little Creek's Friend
- " Donald Fullilove as the voice of Train Pull Foreman
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The majority of films reviews were positive.
The film received mostly positive reviews. Of 126 reviews compiled by Rotten Tomato Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron has an overall "fresh" approval rating of 69%, average a score of 6.4/10. A well known Critic, Roger Ebert, said in his review of the film that the film was "Uncluttered by comic supporting characters and cute sidekicks, Spirit is more pure and direct than most of the stories we see in animation -- a fable I suspect younger viewers will strongly identify with."
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Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron was released on VHS and DVD on November 19, 2002. It was re-released on DVD on May 18, 2010. The film was released on Blu-ray in Germany on April 3, 2014, in Australia on April 4, and in the United States and Canada on May 13, 2014. The film was re-issued by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment on Blu-ray and DVD on October 19, 2014. It includes a movie ticket to Penguins of Madagascar . These four previews come from the VHS version, and one preview comes from the DVD version.
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Release Date: August 19, 2002
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Release Date: November 19, 2002
- Learn to Draw Spirit with James Baxter
- The Animation of "Spirit"
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Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
The plot is of a horse, named Spirit, who was captured by military men and brought back to their camp to tame wild horses and use them in their battles to over come the native people of the land. It focuses on the horse's point of view of his entire adventure back home and how he felt about his situations.
I love the animation in this. They let the expressions do most of the talking (there is dialogue of course). The music expresses the scene that's unfolding and the movie took some surprising turns that left me shocked as a kid and one scene made me cry! It still does!
If I ever feel upset, I know I can turn to this movie and enjoy the charming horse Spirit and enjoy the "spirit" of the movie.
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The Human Spirit of Water (水のヒューマンスピリット Mizu no Hyūman Supiritto ), also known as the Spirit of Water H (水のスピリットH Mizu no Supiritto Eichi ) is one of the twenty Legendary Spirits . It contains the power of Ancient Mermaimon of the Warrior Ten , and allows its user to evolve into the Human Form Hybrid Digimon Ranamon .
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The Human Spirit of Water was created from Ancient Mermaimon after her battle with Lucemon in the past. From there it passed to Cherubimon 's keeping. When Cherubimon betrayed the Digital World , he transformed it into Ranamon . When Ranamon is defeated by Izumi in "Ranamon's Tenacity! Female Digimon Personal Combat" it is trapped inside her D-Scanner until she gives it to Kouji in "Spirits Become One! Takuya and Kouji's Ultimate Evolution!" to allow him to hyper spirit evolve into Magna Garurumon .
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