Cartoonists draw people, objects, events, etc. in a comical or derogatory way. They exaggerate physical features and personality traits. Cartoonists also portray political, economic, cultural ans social events in a humoristic way.
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- Graphic design
The techniques to create a visual representation of ideas and messages.
- Copyright legislation
Legislation describing the protection of the rights of original authors over their work, and how others can use it.
- Select illustration styles
Select the appropriate style, medium, and techniques of illustration in line with the needs of the project and client's requests.
- Adapt to type of media
Adapt to different types of media such as television, movies, commercials, and others. Adapt work to type of media, scale of production, budget, genres within type of media, and others.
- Create sketches
Draw sketches to prepare for a drawing or as a standalone artistic technique.
- Interpret illustration needs
Communicate with clients, editors and authors in order to interpret and fully understand their professional needs.
- Consult with editor
Consult with the editor of a book, magazine, journal or other publications about expectations, requirements, and progress.
- Create animated narratives
Develop animated narrative sequences and story lines, using computer software and hand drawing techniques.
- Study media sources
Study various media sources such as broadcasts, print media, and online media in order to gather inspiration for the development of creative concepts.
- Develop creative ideas
Developing new artistic concepts and creative ideas.
- Follow a brief
Interpret and meet requirements and expectations, as discussed and agreed upon with the customers.
- Practice humour
Share humourous expressions with audience, eliciting laughter, surprise, other emotions, or a combination thereof.
- Follow work schedule
Manage the sequence of activities in order to deliver completed work on agreed deadlines by following a work schedule.
- Finish project within budget
Make sure to stay within budget. Adapt work and materials to budget.
- Analyse texts to be illustrated
Analyse texts to be illustrated; researching and checking sources.
- Maintain an artistic portfolio
Maintain portfolios of artistic work to show styles, interests, abilities and realisations.
- Follow the news
Follow current events in politics, economics, social communities, cultural sectors, internationally, and in sports.
Optional knowledge and skillsperform image editing apply desktop publishing techniques write captions use cad software use digital illustration techniques desktop publishing create 2d painting use traditional illustration techniques multimedia systems design graphics create original drawings ict software specifications
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