Transmission of illustration into cartoon, in 5 steps.

How we perceipt characters and bring them to a cartoon? I suppose, there are some common points for all of us in this creative process, despite of huge variability of illustration styles. 

I believe, many cartoonists deal with transmission of illustrated characters into a cartoon at some stage, even if the process is rather subconscious. We make some kind of simplification and refinement during this process. 

In my project below I started to deal with the transmission at the very beginning. 

Step 1. (Hastily night photo... 😁)

But, it does't always happen at the beginning. Sometimes, it feels like there was not any "transmission" at all. In the case below I was lucky to catch the stages and to digitize them.    

Step 2. A Digital Sketch. Still illustration...

Step 3. Turning into a cartoon... Find the differences 😆

Step 4. Finishing 

Step 5. Immediately uploaded to Twitter... :))) Now it's official... - I did go through a process...😅😁😝


It's amazing to see how cartoonists all over the world deal with the half-face expressions of characters who wear masks. I really appreciate the efforts.

Meanwhile, as Daryl Cagle has mentioned on his blog and on FB, the mask-cartoons has become "among the most popular with newspaper editors" during Coronavirus period. He's collected a nice mask-collection on his site. See here:

Maybe he's become "the first archivist of the corona-masks cartoons" (😏)? Who knows?

It's impossible to predict how long all we need to wear masks… but it's fascinating to follow cartoonists' efforts to deal with the eyes' expressions.


The Coronavirus destroyed all plans of each and everyone of us. 
As to me, the most noticeable loss of this summer is missing of Caricatura Museum Frankfurt (Museum fuer Komische Kunst). I miss you so badly, Frankfurt! Till the next summer, with great hope... Meanwhile - "Mit herzlichen Gruessen von Jerusalem!"  

The Conference Hall on the 3rd floor & an exit to the roof


Rainy sky above the museum, 2019. (Above↑)

From the exposition of 2018. (Below↓)

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