Carlos Gomes Cabral
I'm a product from the madness of the 80's, living in the city of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). I've been fond of arts, comics and music since I was a child, I dedicate myself to several projects at the same time and I hate sitting still. With a Bachelor's degree in IT, I'm currently working for a technology mobility company. I'm also in love with motion graphics, HTML5, web design and UX trends. You can find me on Twitter (@cgcabral).
Latest Posts
  • Design & Illustration
    Comics
    Cartoon Fundamentals: How to Draw the Female FormCartoonwomen preview 400x400
    Women can be difficult to draw, whether in a realistic style or cartoon style. This technically should not happen, because anatomically speaking, females have less muscle detail visible to our eyes, compared to males! Their curves are sweet and their expressions are smooth—most of the time. So, why do we have so much difficulty expressing that on paper? I'm here to answer these and more questions on how to draw the female form in cartoons.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Comics
    Cartoon Fundamentals: How to Draw Cartoon HandsCartoonhands preview 400x400
    The human hand is probably one of the hardest things to learn how to draw, since it can take many forms and, thus, express varied emotions. In cartoon it is no different. You need to be able to draw hands in different angles, which are dynamic and attractive in the eyes of the viewer. Don't underestimate the power of a well drawn cartoon hand - it can save your art from the monotony!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Illustration
    Cartoon Fundamentals: How to Create Movement and ActionCartoonmovements preview new 400x400b
    What is a cartoon without any kind of action? What is a cartoon, that doesn't tell us a story? You may have seen artistic studies of the human body, drawn from a live model for reference. They work very well for understanding how anatomy and muscles react when we suggest a move. But the sentiment behind this movement is not clear! It's just a reproduction of real life and nothing more. The way to express movement and action in a cartoon style drawing is quite different from real life. Therefore, beyond the necessary knowledge to build your character's body, mastering the techniques needed to add life to these forms is essential. And that's what we'll talk about in this tutorial!Read More…
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    Comics
    Cartoon Fundamentals: How to Draw a Cartoon BodyCartoonbodies preview v2 400x400
    The pleasure of creating a cartoon character is immeasurable. The act of building and developing a character is not just linked to the construction of the figure: each character has its own shape, personality and attributes. It's OK if you already know about the proportions of the head and about facial expressions. But that knowledge is useless if you don't know how to build their bodies! The artist must take into consideration these qualities in order to build a character that is plausible in the eye of the audience. In cartoon, there are several different styles of characters, such as "goofy" and "bully." Do you want to learn more about them? That is what I will teach you in this tutorial.Read More…
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    Comics
    Cartoon Fundamentals: The Secrets in Drawing AnimalsCartoonanimals preview 400x400
    Knowing how to draw faces and facial expressions is a basic item in the toolbox of any cartoonist. But your journey will not be complete until you can also draw the giant animal world! Here, in much larger intensity of human-beings, diversity dominates! We have birds, fish, pets, wild animals... each animal with their unique characteristics. It seems difficult to represent so many features with just a paper and a pencil, right? Well, for today I'll prove it's easier than you think.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Drawing
    Cartoon Fundamentals: Create Emotions From Simple Changes in the FaceEmotions400
    There are millions of eyes, mouths, noses, ears, chins in the world, each with their own characteristics. However, to draw faces in a cartoon style, you just need to understand the basics of them. Once you have mastered these concepts, pay attention to the depth, make sure that the head of your characters give the impression of being three-dimensional and you have mastered the technique of drawing them from every imaginable angle. If you can do that, great! But if you really want to draw attention to your art, you have to master the technique to bring them to life with facial expressions!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Comics
    Cartoon Fundamentals: How to Draw a Cartoon Face CorrectlyCartoonpreview400
    Children are the main audience when referring to the cartoons. A good cartoonist is one who can extract the main details of an object or a human being and simplify in shapes so that a child can recognize and be attracted to what they're looking at. Was studying infant perception that masters like Walt Disney, Hanna & Barbera, Chuck Jones, Jim Henson, Walter Lantz and many others have enchanted the world with its magical and eternals characters.Read More…