Cartoons are drawings depicting people and events in situations too
dangerous, undesirable, impractical, or cruel to place humans. Cartoons are
usually one panel or one image in size. The two forms of cartooning are the
semi-realistic and the exaggerated.
Semi-realistic cartoons are drawings where emphasis is on realism. The
illustrations resemble line drawings. Exaggerations are slight and standard
figure proportions are used. The danger in semi-realistic cartooning is that
incorrect figure proportions or perspective negatively affect the impact of the
cartoon by focusing attention on the incorrect proportion rather than the
Figure 4-2 shows an example of a semi-realistic cartoon.
Figure 4-2.A semi-realistic cartoon head.
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