‘Cartoon’ has various meanings, based on some very different forms of visual and illustrative art.
We all know such cartoons as those animated films from the Disney studio, or the short Tom and Jerry type animations. Also, cartoon strips in newspapers such as Peanuts, and comic magazines such as Marvel, The Beano, etc.
But the word ‘cartoon’ started out meaning something quite different: it was the word used for a preparatory drawing for a piece of art – or what is today referred to as an outline sketch.
Cartoons as we know them today have moved along in leaps and bounds – compare the original Mortimer Mouse cartoons with such animated films as The Lion King… well, there is no comparison!
Here I am showcasing some outstanding cartoons created by digital cartoonists – not all of them are what we would necessarily immediately think of as a cartoon – we may initially put the label ‘illustration’ on some of the showcased images, but as mentioned above, illustrative art can be a cartoon.
Instant Noodles are awesome by qinni
The Simpsonzu by spacecoyote
Peacock by frozenlilacs
Campbell Beyond Wonderland by Bakanekonei
Stupid Cat by jollyjack
Oh ddddDear by kizer180
Garnet Halloween by frozenlilacs
Somewhere in Heaven… by shinga
Hey there Yuna by VanillaKitsune
At the Stroke of Midnight by Bakanekonei
Eros by Wen-M
Tangled: Lights for Rapunzel by Aristeidis
my pet mermaid by dorset
secretaire by joel27
Cyblade 2 by Eddy-Swan
The Merman by Sephirarmy
Back to the Future by AnthonyGeoffroy
Supergirl by Daggerpoint by Eddy-Swan
Open BFFs by thweatted
Dos Mil Once by elixirXsczjX13
T.B.S – Colored by PPGxRRB-FAN
Mad Logan by Ronin1984
CM: xkatphantomx by IceyAngel101
My place by Dragon-lover-girl14
Information source: Wikipedia
I hope you have enjoyed viewing these cartoons. Please leave any comments or acknowledgements for the art/artists below.