An image of a cartoon can represent something from something ridiculous to something very serious. The way an image is drawn and painted can greatly influence the feeling that arises, like in any other artistic form. Although cartoons were thought to be an immature form of art, the fact is that they mature all the time. New styles always arise, as well as themes. Children’s cartoons of past years are being replaced by more mature and artistically drawn media.
Few would give an image of a caricature or even a second look a few decades ago
There were not many who would be especially attractive visually, since the environment was rather new, and the technologies available at the time did not help cartoon artists. In the mid-1990s, Japanese animation began to grow rapidly inJapanese, which brought a new level of awareness of cartoons in general.
Before the Japanese animation boom, American animation was pretty raw. Japanese animation at that time was much higher than what was done in other parts of the world. The lines, as a rule, were very clear, the colors were very bright, and the artistic style was clearly unique. This boom gave way to a new wave of cartoon fans and opened the door to a new way of drawing and perceiving any cartooneg Totoro.
While the animation and styles of cartoons in general experienced their maturation in the 1990s, computer animation and design also grew. Using computers, animators can easily draw, modify, and color their works without the need for ink or extensive lines. It also helped with animation, since each frame can be drawn and pasted onto a computer, eliminating the need to draw and scan each frame separately. This not only made the animation much easier, but also made it less expensive and took much less time. The characteristics that would have taken several months or a couple of years ago were suddenly discontinued after a few months or weeks. It was a big jump.
Today’s cartoons, comics, and full-length cartoons like Princess Mononoke are much easier to make, and they are visually more impressive than ever. This is due to many reasons, although the two main factors are the influence of Japanese animation and the development of graphic design technologies. These two factors have forever changed the cartoon and animation.
Differences between 20-year-old cartoons and today’s cartoons can make it difficult for someone to come back and see a caricature of the past. Thus, cartoons strive to become one of the greatest entertainment and artistic media of this century.