How Are Cartoons Made

How Are Cartoons Made

There is something about watching a cartoon that relaxes the mind and almost instantly evokes a sense of nostalgia. These productions are mostly loved by kids, but there is no denying the fact that adults also enjoy them. For example, we can bet that people who love to watch Tom and Jerry also remember when they were kids. Cartoons have been around for quite some time and you may wonder how exactly they are made. In this article, we will cover everything you need to know regarding how cartoons are produced, from their first draft to their final release. Read on to find out more!

How Are Cartoons Made

1. First Draft

The first draft is a rough drawing or sketch that is used to help the cartoonist visualize what he wants the final cartoon to look like. A cartoonist who has a hard time visualizing his ideas will draw this first draft in pencil and then erase it to make it easier for him to express his thoughts. This type of sketching is done by hand, and the idea of using a sketchbook instead of a computer was popularized by Walt Disney himself.

2. Second Draft

The second draft is usually done in ink or colored pencil and looks like the final version on paper. The artist may also add some color to this second draft if he likes how it turned out, but there are instances when he decides not to color it at all or not yet.

3. Third Draft

This is the last step before sending in the cartoon for publishing, and it looks just as good as cartoons that have been released already. The artist has done everything on this draft, from the drawings to the color. He is also done with the layout and any other final touches that are needed.

4. Final Draft

When cartoons are published, they usually look like what you see on your TV screen. This is because cartoonists use computers to make their cartoons look as realistic as possible. However, most cartoons are still made in pencil or ink before being released for public consumption. The pencil-drawn version is then scanned into a computer and then colored using Photoshop or Corel Painter software.

5. Animation Process

Animation is a process that involves creating a series of drawings called frames that move in sequence to create the illusion of movement on the screen. This process is used in movies and cartoons alike, but it may be used differently depending on whether you’re making a cartoon or an animated movie.

Draw And Lay Out Your Animation

1. Colorization

This is an interesting process that was discovered in the early 2000s. The idea behind it is to take old cartoons and colorize them to make them look their best. However, the final product is not like the original cartoon at all, but it has been done because many people still love these classic cartoons and would want to watch them again.

2. Animation

Cartoons can also be animated, but this is not very common in the industry. When they do use animation, it looks very similar to how a regular cartoon would look if you were watching it on TV or your computer screen. This type of animation is usually used for children’s cartoons and for characters that have a lot of movement involved in their designs.

3. Published Cartoon

Once a cartoon is published, it is no longer the artist’s property and it belongs to all the people who purchased a copy of it, so the original drawing will never be seen again.

4. Copyrighted Cartoon

Copyrighting cartoons is not a requirement for an artist to receive royalties from them, but doing so does guarantee that he will get paid for his work if others want to use his cartoon in their projects. Copyrighting cartoons also helps preserve their value as well as help prevent plagiarism. Depending on what country you live in, copyrighting your cartoons may or may not be mandatory, but it is highly recommended that you do so if you want to make money off of them later on! However, this is just one way of making money out of cartoons; there are many other ways which we will cover below!

5. Layout

The layout is a process that cartoonists use to make their cartoons look as realistic as possible, and it involves laying out the characters, backgrounds, and other elements in a way that looks natural. When you watch cartoons on TV, you will see them laid out in a certain way because the layout is done by an artist. The layout is an important part of the entire creation of cartoons because it helps animators to visualize how they want their characters to look.

6. Backgrounds

When backgrounds are laid out, it can be hard for animators to make them look natural because they are usually drawn on separate pieces of paper from the characters or objects being drawn. However, when using computer software such as Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, cartoonists can draw their backgrounds on one piece of paper and then add other elements on tops of them such as characters or objects.

Computer animation

1. Coloring

The final step before cartoons are released involves coloring the cartoon. This is done by adding color to the pencil drawing and making it look like a finished cartoon. Even though cartoonists use computers to make their cartoons look realistic, they still need to color them by hand because computers cannot do this on their own.

2. Outline Drawing

An outline drawing is used when a cartoonist wants to make sure he has included everything in his cartoon before sending it in for publication, or if he wants his readers to see how big a character or object is supposed to be in proportion and size. An outliner can also be used if a cartoonist wants to check for any errors or mistakes that may have been made when writing his scripts, such as spelling errors or grammatical errors that may have been overlooked during the first draft of the cartoon.

3. Making the Paper

The paper used to make cartoons is usually made using different types of paper. The most common type is newsprint, which can be folded and cut easily for easy printing. Other papers used are hard-cover books, laid pages, and recycled paper. Some cartoonists choose to use specialty papers that have special effects such as metallic inks or a special texture called moleskin that mimics the look of leather. Whatever the cartoonist chooses to use, it must be tested before being used for printing purposes.

4. Printing Process

Cartoons are usually printed using offset printing or digital printing methods commonly referred to as “screenprinting”. Offset printings are also known as ‘hot process’ printings because they involve heating the ink to make it easier for an artist to draw on a page with a pen or pencil while retaining its original thickness and texture. This method is also called “thermal transfer” because.

5. Layout

The layout of a cartoon is the method of arranging individual drawings to make them look like a cohesive whole. In other words, it is how the cartoonist arranges his drawings to create a coherent and pleasing visual design. For example, a cartoon may have one drawing that shows some people walking in front of a building and another drawing that shows some people walking behind the building. The layout of these two drawings would be different because they are drawn from different angles, with different sizes and different colors. However, they would still look like they belong together because they are arranged into one design by the cartoonist’s layout skills.

2D Animation

1. ion

The process of making a cartoon can differ from country to country, depending on the tradition and creativity of its animators. In America, several methods and techniques are used to make cartoons. Some of these methods include:

2. Storyboarding

A storyboard is an early stage in the production of a cartoon that is similar to a screenplay. This type of cartooning is usually done by hand, but some animators use computers to create it instead. The idea is similar to how a movie script is written before filming begins, except that the storyboard does not have sound effects or dialogue yet. It also does not have any movement yet since it will be illustrated with pictures rather than words or actions. The animator draws what he wants his characters to do and then illustrates them doing it with drawings rather than words or action. For example, if he wants his character to jump up high, he draws on.

3. Layout

A layout is a comic strip or cartoon divided into different parts. It is made by placing panels on a page, and it consists of all the parts that make up the cartoon. Some cartoons have several layers of layouts, and it can be hard to determine which part belongs to which layer so that you know where you are in the story when reading it. You can also see what each layer looks like in the image below:

4. Color

The final step in making cartoons involves coloring them and making sure their shapes are perfect before they are sent to print. Colorists use colored pencils, markers, or computer software to complete this task!

5. Layout

The layout is a process that involves combining all the drawings, creating a single image, and arranging them perfectly. This process is done by cartoonists and their assistants, who are usually assisted by computers nowadays. If a cartoonist wants to make sure that all of his drawings fit together perfectly, he will usually use a grid to make sure everything looks perfect. A grid can be as simple as 1″ squares or as complex as 2″ squares. But even if you don’t have one of those, you can simply draw your grid on a sheet of paper and start drawing!

6. Backgrounds & Colorization

After the layout has been done, cartoons are colorized to make them look more realistic on paper than they do on TV screens or computer monitors. This is done by adding colors in panels where there were none before or changing the colors of certain objects that were originally colored white to make them stand out more.

3D Animation

1. Layout

This is the process of creating a layout for a cartoon. The layout usually involves the use of rulers and compasses to create the perfect composition for a cartoon. This is also important because it shows how the artist wants his cartoon to look when it gets published in print form.

2. Colorization

This is also known as coloring or coloring in, and it refers to adding color to an already colored cartoon. Cartoonists usually have many different ways of doing this, from using markers to using colored pencils or paintbrushes. The main reason why cartoonists do this is that they want to make their cartoons look more realistic and appealing when they are finally released for public consumption.

3. Editing

This is a process that can be done by hand or on a computer, and it involves making certain characters move in certain ways or making.

4. Layout

The layout of a cartoon usually depends on how it is going to be published, but it is usually done in Adobe Illustrator. The layout consists of the text and the drawing, which are then placed on the same page in a certain order. This way, there are no empty spaces and each element will be aligned with its corresponding one.

5. Copying & Printing

This is the last step before releasing a cartoon for public consumption, and it involves making an exact copy of what was drawn digitally on paper. The artist usually prints his cartoons on his printer or at an online printing company like FedEx Office or Staples Copy & Print Center.

6. Finishing touches (color)

This part involves coloring all of the elements that were not colored during the first draft and making sure that everything looks as realistic as possible before sending it out for printing. This can be done using markers or colored pencils, depending on what is being printed.

7. Editing/Editing Processes

After cartoonists finish drawing their cartoons, they need to go through several editing processes before they can be released for public consumption. These processes vary from cartoonist to cartoonist and can include things like color correction, cropping and rotating images, and adjusting lighting effects to make the final product more attractive and appealing to viewers of all ages. All of these steps help ensure that your favorite characters look just as good in print as they do on your TV screen!


There are many ways to create animation. Each type of animation uses different techniques and has its advantages and disadvantages. Some forms of animation have been around for decades, while others have only been around for a few years. There are many ways to create animation, and each one produces results that are unique and special. We hope you enjoyed reading this article as much as we enjoyed making it. Whether you want to create animations for entertainment or a specific purpose, you can use these tips and tricks to learn how to do it better.

Randall Willis

Randall Willis is a news blogger who likes to write about the latest events happening in the world. He is always up for a good debate, and loves to hear people's opinions on current topics. Randall is an avid reader, and loves to learn new things.

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