Creativity is probably the most beautiful consequence of human conscience and art at its essence is creativity manifested in various forms. Art has thus inevitably attracted human beings towards it since time immemorial. The awe it inspires is pure and natural since art can connect to people at a deep level. Yet artists find themselves struggling for most part of their lives and somehow, cartoonists have not had their proper share of limelight. However with the growing economy and media boost, a lot of talented cartoonists are coming to prominence and are even successfully generating paid jobs for themselves harnessing their love for expressions, their skills and of course their unprecedented creativity. However, since the entire idea of being a comic book artist is rather unconventional, it can get utterly confusing and difficult for young cartoonists to find the right way to start building a career out of their passion. Here are a few ways to go about it.
Tap into your talent
The most important step of ever becoming a professional cartoonist is to understand your style and get accustomed to it. A cartoonist can take a lot of time to experiment with the different styles of art to truly realize where his comfort zone intersects with his enthusiasm. Unless you find the style you are most interested to create, your audience too will lack the conviction to get engaged in the stories you want to sell. The best way to realize your true calling is to keep trying the different styles as much as possible. In fact websites like Ragemaker.Net give you the platform to create virtual artworks without spending your precious stationary.
Relating to life
If you want your art to make money, the most important factor is to make it appealing to your audience. People always pay for something they can relate to since it resonates with their daily life at a level hence creating the impact you desire. However, a relatable material should not have to take away from your creative, imaginative or even whimsical tone. Even the most absurd, cynical or hilarious comic books can capture the essence of life and make it enormously relatable. The idea is to keep your audience to come back for more.
Passion over training
Charles M. Schulz was an epic failure in his personal life, and drawing inspiration from all his failures he created a masterpiece. The saga of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy and friends will probably continue to inspire young cartoonists for centuries. The perseverance to keep going at it does not come with formal training. If you are passionate, even stick figures can skyrocket your career, see Cyanide verses Happiness for instance. So it is not actually a degree in art that can guarantee your career as a cartoonist. It is rather your own belief in your skill and your love for drawing.
A true cartoonist learns to recognize himself first; the world celebrates his understanding later. By following these tips, you will be able to recognize your talent and then focus on specific areas to emerge as a well accepted comic book artist.
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