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ARTICLE..

              SKETCH YOUR THOUGHTS..

IF EXPRESSING YOUR THOUGHTS THROUGH ARTISTIC SKETCHES IS A PASSION FOR YOU, THEN A CAREER AS A CARTOONIST OR GRAPHIC ARTIST WOULD APTLY JUSTIFY YOUR TALENT..

A cartoonist's job is crucial as well as challenging, whether it involves making a visual   comment on the  socio- political scenario or anything under the sun- it conveys all messages in the most humorous way.

R.K. LAXMAN

Who Is A Cartoonist? 
       A cartoonist is actually an illustrator or a graphic artist who draws pictures and cartoons to amuse, inform,, educate and persuade people. They portray  current  events and situations with accuracy and light humor. Cartoons illustrate a topic of public interest. they add humor or  sarcasm to a dull newspaper headline. Besides, it creates a certain impact on the readers. R.K. Laxman , a premier newspaper columnist created "the common man" which went on to become a national icon. It's like a visual editorial explaining current affairs with utmost simplicity and with a pinch of sarcasm.
COMMON MAN. by RK LAXMAN

Future Scope:-
         About the future scope of  a career in cartooning, Chawre opines, "A cartoonist has immense scope in the field of media. Ad agencies, publication- houses , media schools, press, etc usually hire aspiring cartoonists. Besides, various sectors like animation, web designing etc. hold great scope for future cartoonist". He/she should have a good knowledge of graphic art software. Thus a cartoonist is almost a powerful journalist . Instead of words, he/she uses the visual medium to convey his/her point of view to the readers.

Actual Tasking:- 
       A cartoonist working with a firm or company makes sketches , drawings and illustrations appealing to a particular target audience (group of people according to age, class, gender, etc.) Often such illustrations depict a theme or story , which needs explanation. The cartoonist or illustrator has to discuss it with the respective department heads or editors before outlining the work. In an electronic media, motion cartoonists work with the audio- visual media and computers. They make animated cartoon films for television or print media. Walt Disney  was the first motion cartoonist to bring forward this amazing field of  portraying imaginations.
 
Technical Training:-
       Cartooning can be pursued as a full-fledged career. Multimedia packages like the Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Image Ready, director 7, Animator Pro, Animator Studio, and etc. would prove to be beneficial. Besides, there are several training programmes  available in Graphic Designing, Animation Designing, Visual Communications and Applied Arts.

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1 comment:

  1. Really informative and interesting information. Thanks to author for sharing it.
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