How to Draw Cartoons > More tips to simplify your cartoons

Simplify everything.

This girl is almost lost in the big city. She now has a reasonable chance of not winding up in the Missing Persons Bureau.

Too much attention is attracted to the pipe. This is better.

Practice simplifying objects as you draw them. Train yourself to look away from a thing and remember only it's most important characteristics. It may be a bad habit to be forgetful, generally speaking - but not in cartooning!

The structure of a leaf is very interesting to botanists and followers of the trail.
But for a cartoon -
- c'est tout!

Observe the simplicity of this drawing.

Notice how simple I kept the background here.

Your eye goes quickly from the picture to the caption in these cartoons. No involved art to distract from the gag.

Next: Don't give up.
Your cartoons will get better.

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