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    Cow Hello I'm new! Any other cartoonists out there?

    Hello My name is Molly and I just found my way here via a reccomendation on Livejournal. I've looked through some threads and the portfolios but I feel a bit out of place - it seems I'm a lone cartoonist!

    Which is slightly scary!!! So tell me I'm not alone and introduce yourselves


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    Hi Molly. I am really fresh to the boards myself. I am not a cartoonist as I really have trouble duplicating designs. But I have tried my hand once at some minor cartoon work. Perhaps I will post it sometime. CA is rather intimidating. There are some rather kick arse artists here.

    Well, anyways, kick up a sketchbook and post some stuff. I'd be happy to take a peeksie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mollinda
    Hello My name is Molly and I just found my way here via a reccomendation on Livejournal. I've looked through some threads and the portfolios but I feel a bit out of place - it seems I'm a lone cartoonist!

    Which is slightly scary!!! So tell me I'm not alone and introduce yourselves
    Depends what you mean by 'cartoonist', I & many others on these boards do comic stuff, & there are artists who stand alone gag material.

    But, really there's no need to feel out of place, there's artists from every field of commercial & fine art to be found here, so pull up a chair & get stuck in.

    Welcome to CA...

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    What Staz said. I wouldn't feel so out of place, I'm sure that you'll find the encouragement and inspiration that you need. I'm somewhat of a cartoonist mysel,. I do the stand alone gag kind. Which reminds me that I haven't posted any in my thread in a while. I have a few being published soon, but I can't show them until they do, so...

    But anyways, post your stuff, I'd like to see them.

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    We have cartoonists, sculptors, animators, 3d-artists, photographers, vector-artists etc etc etc...post your stuff and if it's good you will see how "alone" you really are

    welcome btw
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    Animator and "cartoonist" in training over here.

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    Ah well that's a relief

    I may well post some stuff up I was told you guys are much better at constructive crit than the 'omg that is hawt' brigade over at DA - and although I'm rubbish at taking criticism I have decided the only way to get better is to get some thrown at me

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    That's not hot! Work on your smilies. The composition of the last post needs more attention, the focus gets lost. Color scheme is too boring and the anatomy is slightly off...

    Criticism is our passion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fozzybar
    That's not hot! Work on your smilies. The composition of the last post needs more attention, the focus gets lost. Color scheme is too boring and the anatomy is slightly off...

    Criticism is our passion.


    Fab

    Ilaekae - glad to see another cartoonist! I haven't been doing much cartooning recently, having become obsessed with doing 'serious' illustrations of a couple of beautiful people, but I have a huge 'to do' list!

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    Yep, me to.
    I kinda have moved on tho :p Still the odd cartoon here and their is a must xD
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilaekae
    Cartoonist here...welcome to hell....
    Ditto. Here's your novelty pitchfork, you will be posted in the 6th Circle during your trial period, advancing to the 4th Circle if all goes well.

    The majority of the folks here are into more classical and realistic illustration but there is a small and growing number of artists who have primarily an animation background with cartoon-ish sort of works. I confess that the Flight Forums favor cartoons, comics and highly stylized works more than CA, but I'd love to see more diversity here anyday.

    Of course, there are a few artists here who can span the realistic to cartoony spectrum with ease... those are the ones to look out for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steph Laberis
    Ditto. Here's your novelty pitchfork, you will be posted in the 6th Circle during your trial period, advancing to the 4th Circle if all goes well.

    The majority of the folks here are into more classical and realistic illustration but there is a small and growing number of artists who have primarily an animation background with cartoon-ish sort of works. I confess that the Flight Forums favor cartoons, comics and highly stylized works more than CA, but I'd love to see more diversity here anyday.

    Of course, there are a few artists here who can span the realistic to cartoony spectrum with ease... those are the ones to look out for.
    Oh excellent, I'll have a look over on flight!

    I much prefer stylised work - just my personal preference - and felt totally out of place with all this (utterly gorgeous) digital painting!

    Ah well, here's for the CA cartoonists growing in numbers!!

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    first off,hello it's actually pretty hard at times to differ between certain cathegories,but we have almost every possible style on the planet here (except maybe new-age abstract and flea market kitsch).

    and on a general note,we really need to bring back that introduction thread on top.
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    Flea Market Kitsch? Does that involve cable knit sweaters and baked potatoes?

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    Now I know what you mean

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    i cartoon too but mainly comic book stuff but its good to see a similar intrest of mine here i thawt i was the only one , and im kinda new here too

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    Oy oy. Welcome to the party. Go find Cheeks, and you'll be good. Right now I'm trying to find...how much cartooning and how much realism I really prefer. But I do a lot of simplistic, overly cute stuff (that I don't post here out of sheer fear of being booed off the site,) that's loosely in the same category.

    Just keep in mind that people here have this really, really big thing for anatomy. So if you post anything that doesn't have believable anatomy...well, maybe even things that DO but still have a few bugs in the works... Well, just expect it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snuggles
    But I do a lot of simplistic, overly cute stuff (that I don't post here out of sheer fear of being booed off the site,) that's loosely in the same category.
    Dude, post it. For a while I thought about not posting half of my artwork here because of the cute factor. It's true that you won't get as many in-depth crits, but dangit, even cute games and movies can have kick ass concept art!

    Besides, I've been harboring an idea to have an obscenely cute themed Thunderdome to really drag people out of their comfort zone. Even Vyle showed some bemused interest in it when I met him in June...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steph Laberis
    Besides, I've been harboring an idea to have an obscenely cute themed Thunderdome to really drag people out of their comfort zone. Even Vyle showed some bemused interest in it when I met him in June...
    *rubs hands*
    i haven't done insanely cute art since the insect battle fan art thread died
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steph Laberis
    Besides, I've been harboring an idea to have an obscenely cute themed Thunderdome to really drag people out of their comfort zone. Even Vyle showed some bemused interest in it when I met him in June...
    DO EET Seriously, I want to have a big samurai showdown of who can cause the most girly squeals, harhar.

    I'll try to find/make something worth posting next time I'm around a scanner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snuggles
    DO EET Seriously, I want to have a big samurai showdown of who can cause the most girly squeals, harhar.
    Once I get the calendar project under control, I'll start things up. I'm a compulsive project starter X_x

    Sorry to hijack you, Mollinda! Thanks for opening the door to all the closet cartoonist here

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    I do cartooning in my spare time as a freelancer, heck most of my work is freelance...been doing political cartoons lately...some other funny stuff too, but the people I work for are too picky about styles used, so I now I can do, or duplicate any style out there...which is where I make the moola! hua,hua,hua, soon...I shall take over the world...or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steph Laberis
    Besides, I've been harboring an idea to have an obscenely cute themed Thunderdome to really drag people out of their comfort zone. Even Vyle showed some bemused interest in it when I met him in June...
    I'm in!

    Maybe a Christmas themed one, if it's around that time?



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    I'm in too! I love doing cute cartoony stuff.

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    I'm in. I could make Kinkaid puke and not even work up a sweat...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilaekae
    I'm in. I could make Kinkaid puke and not even work up a sweat...
    I accept your challenge, old man. Prepare to be put to shame by someone younger than your beard.

    Same goes for all of you guys

    Again, sorry to hijack, Mollinda! I hope you'd be in on this too!
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    YAY for bringing all us cartoonists out of the closet !!!!

    I'd be in for all kinds of cartooning fun! Maybe we should start another thread about it?!

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