VISUAL ARTIST | SCRIBBLE MONGER | INK SLINGER | CARTOONIST
Visual artist specializing in cartoons
A visual artist is described in one word – “cartoonist”. Personally I think the term visual artist personifies a bit more.
I like to think of other terms that come to mind.
Ink slinger is another acronym for cartoonist
Terms like “graphic humorist” or “scribble monger“. Other terminology that applies (at least I think so) would be “ink slinger” or “graphic comedian”.
Or to keep it simple and what refers to most of these tems is just “cartoonist”.
I think “visual artist” is a bit too serious because most, if not all cartoonists are not serious people.
For the most part, we observe. I have observed well, over most of my life.
I continue to astound myself when I am roughing in a cartoon or sketching something and realize I apply a tried and true technique to simple things in cartoons I draw.
Comedians who draw funny humor
Things like how a baseball hat appears on someone’s head or what a woman’s high heel shoes look (and fit) like when I draw them.
I notice I have mentally trained myself to think as I draw and that thinking is so ingrained in my mind that I recall how I initially learned to draw running shoes for instance.
I can look at cartoons I created thirty years ago where a cartoon character is wearing tennis shoes or running shoes, and that same style of shoe I still draw!
I like to think that I’m not lazy when it comes to my cartooning and that being a visual artist has allowed me to keep my drawing style up-to-date and intact even after thirty years of cartooning!
However, if you draw enough, sketch cartoons enough and feel comfortable with a drawing style you’ve developed over as many years as I have, I think you’ll know what I mean!