Christmas day, celebrated on 25th of December as a birth anniversary of Jesus Christ. It’s a religious and secular ceremony celebrated in all over the world. The Christmas traditions vary from country to country. However planting the Christmas tree, hanging Advent wreaths, candy canes, making Nativity scenes, etc. are the common elements.
Before the Christmas, Christmas Eve is celebrated on 24th of December as it is traditionally believed that the Jesus Christ was born at night. On the Christmas Eve, the family members and friends gather to have Midnight mass, special meal, Christmas music and carols, the exchange of gifts and greeting cards and also to enjoy the Christmas lights, trees and other decorations. Continue reading Christmas Day→
Last week, I got an email with a request for 6 different caricatures in different poses, all showing the characteristics of each person that was not captured as a photo. These caricatures were all used to add in the family scrapbook, that was to be shared on the family gathering. What a lovely idea. The family had a lovely time going through the book.
Funny Caricatures — Adding Humor and Laughter to Your Life
Caricatures have been a part of culture in many countries and have helped build consciousness on issues, express social opinions and spawned revolutions. Personality, lifestyle, hobbies, special moments, achievements, favorite, colors, hair styles, and many other facets of one’s life can be reflected in a Caricature Drawing.
Caricatures have probably influenced your opinions and viewpoints in many ways you never even realized. From the silent statues to the loud Cartoon Caricatures, from the normal to the abnormal to the absolutely bizarre, is a microcosm of the human race. Color Caricatures have certainly evolved from the early days when they first became popular centuries ago, but they still serve the same worthy cause of eliciting a response and drawing attention.
Caricatures are perfect gifting option for those deserving special recognition on any occasion such as anniversaries, birthdays, and weddings, retirees. Wedding Caricature are a wonderful way for you to show your appreciation and caring for the newly wed couple. Kalpart.com, the inimitable online gift store helps you find Caricatures of Famous People, Celebrity Caricature, Funny Caricature, Black and White Caricature, Car Caricature, unique gift ideas and much more at affordable prices too!
The bedtime stories are a ritual which is followed generation to generation to prepare a child to sleep. When there were no books available as bedtime stories, the parent or the guardian used to create their own stories which would inspire the child to prepare for the life’s events. Bedtime stories were a powerful medium which helped the child to build up a character helping him/her to face the real world.
Bedtime stories can help imbibe the good manners and habits; it plays an important role in the child’s life and it has been proved by the researchers. The researchers have discovered that bedtime stories nourish the child to enhance his vision, ideas and reading ability. It is very important how the bedtime stories are read or narrated to a child. The well written, narrated and illustrated children book can enhance the child’s interest in the story and the books and it will inculcate a habit of reading information from any time of books. The bedtime stories include many different characters such as animals, birds, etc. and if the reader expresses and conveys these characters by hand signs and symbolic actions, along with the suitable expressions, it can help the child get engrossed in the story, and can help these different characters/animals very easily. It also develops their vocabulary as well as the pronunciation skills by observing the storytellers. Bedtime stories have also been able to help parents, guardians or grandparents to develop a strong bond with their children and grandchildren. Continue reading Children and bedtime stories→
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.
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.
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”.
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