What is a difference between Cartoon and Caricature?

There are only few people, who are able to differentiate between the cartoon and caricature, as visual comparison does not show much of a difference, but technically, caricature is difficult to draw and takes a lot of time to master. A cartoon is a drawing or simply a two dimensional visual art. The idea behind the cartoon creation was to develop another new method that can express the story in a different way and which would encourage or motivate children to read or get engrossed in it with a lot of interest. A caricature is described as a portrait that has high features of a certain person. Caricature can be termed as an imitation drawing of a person, but expressed in fun and exaggerated manner.

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A cartoon is an imaginary character drawn, to create and imply fun. Cartoon can be made of a human, animal, bird or anything. Cartoon can change or extend its boundaries till the imagination of the artist. Caricature is a cartoon created by using a person as a model and is also created for fun, but its appearance mainly depends upon the looks of the original person whose caricature is created. Caricature only is a distortion of some features of the person, so as a whole, the person still can be identified.

Both cartoons and caricatures can be used for various purposes and a lot of them are common. Newspaper articles, media, children storybooks, comic books, newsletters, websites, TV commercials and movies are different medium where the cartoons or caricatures can be used. Cartoons have become more associated with children and depict similar storylines such as good vs. evil. Today’s children show a lot of interest in the TV channels with cartoons. Caricatures do not require a set storyline, you can write an article about a person and add his/her caricature along to add a novelty and interest to the article. Most political caricatures are used to create controversy. Political caricatures are highly exaggerated and comic, mainly created to add a negative humor into the subject.

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Caricatures are also be created for friends and family members for gifting. Caricature of the wedding couple on the wedding cake is a novel and fancy idea and has started becoming a new craze among the youngsters. Caricature of a wedding couple on the wedding invitations or caricature posters on the wedding venue is also a new trend. At the same time, posters of popular cartoon characters can be added to the birthday venues for children birthday parties. Famous cartoon characters on birthday cakes for children is not new.

Despite these differences, however, the word “cartoon” is still used as a popular synonym for “caricature”.

Why do children like rhymes and rhyming stories?

The most enjoyable and occupying task of the playschool or nursery is singing and dancing with rhymes. Rhymes don’t need any props to set a scene; they depend on the sound of the voice reciting the language to stimulate play. Some may be accompanied by physical actions, which help to understand and memorize the rhyme. Nursery rhymes are fun, children love them. Rhymes are child-friendly means of introducing children to the wonder of narratives and the imaginative potential that the stories found in books can offer. Songs and rhymes for young children have been passed down for generations. Illustrating Rhyming books is an altogether a different topic to be discussed.

“Experts in literacy and child development have discovered that if children know eight nursery rhymes by heart by the time they’re four years old, they’re usually among the best readers by the time they’re eight.” [Fox, M. (2001). Reading Magic. San Diego, CA: Harcourt.]

Children love to act out the rhymes as they say them, dramatizing the actions of the characters with their whole bodies or using their hands and fingers. When children are encouraged by an adult to display their creativity in an atmosphere that is free of criticism, and due to which their self strengthened and confidence get increased, which can also help shy children to loosen out and mix up with the peers.

When children recite rhymes and sing songs, they learn new words and learn how to pronounce them along with the modulation of their voices. While rhyming they can also practice pitch and volume. They learn to pronounce words easily by saying them over and over again and by practicing them without effort or the pressures of criticism.

Rhyming children books allow children to enjoy their studies with lots of fun and that as well without having any pressure of criticism. If you know about any good rhyming book for children, please write about it here along with your views how you remember rhyming from your school days and how it effects the children.

Sherrill S Cannon’s all books are rhyming stories and have all won several awards. The latest award received by Sherrill is the Manner-Man and have won the Global eBooks Silver Medal. All books written by Sherrill are illustrated by Kalpart.

What is an Illustration?

An illustration is a visualization or a depiction made by an artist, such as a drawing, sketch, painting, photograph, or other kind of image of things seen, remembered or imagined, using a graphical representation. The main aim of illustration is to describe or explain a story, poem or a piece of textual information by providing visual representation of something described in text.

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Description: Tyler walked to the bus stop with his head held low, hoping the other boys wouldn’t notice him; but soon he heard the familiar sounds: “Here he comes! Maybe he’ll trip today like he did yesterday.”
“A Bug and a Wish” by – Karen Scheuer
Illustrated by Kalpart

First time author and want to self publish?

Do you think you have great writing skills and a great story for children that you are looking to publish? you have a lot of contacts and you can easily distribute your book in your nearby area and a lot of people around? Self Publishing a children book is an easiest option for you. What you need is someone who can put your text in a book format which is presentable and attractive and ready to be printed. Voila, your book can be published in a very limited cost.

If you have pictures or illustrations that you would like added in your book, the professional layout/bookblock designer will set up your pictures/Illustrations into an acceptable print quality format.

TheKalpart-Illustrations-blogre are many factors and technicalities which first time author may not know and may end up spending a hefty sum on illustrations and then may realize that these illustrations may not be accepted by printers or publishers and may end up lying useless. Professional illustrators have an experience to transform your raw text into a beautiful, presentable art which gives meaning to the story and imagination to a child. It is advisable to hire professionals if you are a first time writer.

Children storybooks have a huge market and a book gets popular if it is colorful, fun and attractive providing education in fun way for children. Parents can choose children storybooks as bedtime stories, read aloud class room or study books, or learn to read books. The cute and colorful illustrations can create a whole new imaginary world for children and they spend a lot of time with the books, which culminates a habit to read and learn through the imagination. A child imbibes values from a nicely presented children storybook illustrations with rich colors.

Mayhew Vicki – Unicorn

Mayhew_Unicorn1Vicki Mayhew’s book – How the Unicorn Got Its Horn Back – illustrated by Kalpart released recently. View it on Amazon.com

http://www.amazon.com/How-Unicorn-Got-Horn-Back/dp/1625167504/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1406907095&sr=1-1&keywords=mayhew+vicki

What is caricature?

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A caricature is a portrait, painting or cartoon that embellishes or twists certain features of a person or item to produce an easily identifiable visual likeness. Usually, in drawing a caricature from photo, the caricaturist need to choose either delicately mock or cruelly wound his subject. There is no doubt it’s simply a form of entertainment and amusement in which the cartoonist use their art to make a noteworthy social or political point.
Caricaturing process has been in existence since ancient period and has been evolving ever since with time and development. Making caricatures from photo has been recently started since the time the internet has been spreading its web across the globe.  A caricature now can also be used as means to capture beautiful memories of life like personal relationships, auspicious occasions and festivals etc. The caricature from photos is true art which have grabbed everyone’s attention.

Drawing a caricature from photo, a caricaturist draws on the natural characteristics of the subject (the big ears, long nose, etc), the get individuality (stoop, scars, facial lines etc.) and vanities (choice of hair style, spectacles, clothes, expressions and mannerisms) etc. If you truly want unique caricature, hand-painted, custom caricatures from photos. However, presenting a caricature as a gift has been started as a recent trend and people choose to go for a similar and portrait style caricature which is not exaggerated to an extreme and can make the person who has been gifted with happy. The memories preserved in the form of a caricature from photo lasts much longer and brings in a happy moments of past to the present.

Caricatures can be drawn for friends, relatives and to capture happy moments like birthdays, graduation, wedding and other people of group who could have come together for a purpose or as a group of friends. You can see a lot of different types of caricatures at Kalpart.com

An Introduction to Caricatures

The most recognizable characteristics of an individual is one’s facial features. Therefore it is not so much so the things that make a person look like everyone else but the quirks and uniqueness of one’s face. Lets take a well known public figure for an example. When one thinks of Mahatma Gandhi, the first image that comes to mind is a thin wrinkled face with gentle features and those iconic self made metallic wire frame glasses. It is therefore an art-form depicting someone memorable or someone beloved with the very features that make the said person’s identity unique to us. Thus an image that enhances these features of a person’s facial identity is termed as a caricature.

It is the finer details that characterise a caricature. Although not very obvious at the first glance but the enhancement of these features can define one’s personality and set the mood the image tries to convey. Journalism platforms do this on a regular basis to express certain personality traits of popular public figures. The most common muses for caricatures are political figures and actors as they can be depicted under various circumstances with the most recent events capturing their perceived images by an audience.

Caricatures have now become a very common study for artists and can be created to capture certain occasions and events on paper that usually can’t be depicted with a simple photograph. May it be a themed wedding or a birthday party a caricature can instil a certain aesthetic value to the individuals depicted in it. A skilled caricaturist can often depict events in a manner that can’t be perceived in a photograph. May it be the enhancement of facial expressions or just simple placement of shadows in certain areas along with personification of an individual’s features.

All illustrations depicted here were created by Kalpart. Not only is Kalpart dedicated to creating any and all types of caricatures it has been doing so for the last 8 years. For a quick review of the type of artwork created by Kalpart, visit www.kalpart.com