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Money is a Game, Daru

Money is a Game

Daru

Fine Art Drawings - 2.6 x 6.1 x 0 inch

$400

Place de l'Etoile, Lucio Forte

Place de l'Etoile

Lucio Forte

Fine Art Drawings - 8.3 x 10.2 x 0 inch

$90

Des araignées dans le grenier, Michaël Brack

Des araignées dans le grenier

Michaël Brack

Fine Art Drawings - 25.6 x 19.7 inch

$739

Yo! Mickey Pow & Arrows!, JP Malot

Yo! Mickey Pow & Arrows!

JP Malot

Fine Art Drawings - 27.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch

$1,161

Iron Art, Ciscø

Iron Art

Ciscø

Fine Art Drawings - 3.9 x 7.1 x 0.4 inch

$433

Argentine, Shadee K

Argentine

Shadee K

Fine Art Drawings - 2.8 x 5.6 inch

$105

Study for the Painting "Paesaggio Marino", Renato Paresce

Study for the Painting "Paesaggio Marino"

Renato Paresce

Fine Art Drawings - 6.9 x 4.1 x 0.1 inch

$1,795

At the end of the day, Daniel Erban

At the end of the day

Daniel Erban

Fine Art Drawings - 22 x 29.9 inch

$2,639

Les pyramides volantes, Arxlee

Les pyramides volantes

Arxlee

Fine Art Drawings - 18.1 x 11.8 x 1.2 inch

$3,167

Cap vers les étoiles, Xavier Deluc

Cap vers les étoiles

Xavier Deluc

Fine Art Drawings - 9.1 x 11.8 inch

$317

Équilibrium, Manitoba

Équilibrium

Manitoba

Fine Art Drawings - 10.6 x 6.9 inch

$232

The three spoons, Glenn Varez

The three spoons

Glenn Varez

Fine Art Drawings - 9.4 x 12.6 inch

$454

The girl with matches, Jan Sumiga

The girl with matches

Jan Sumiga

Fine Art Drawings - 9.4 x 7.1 inch

$739

Pasangan Hidup (framed, art glass), Arwin Hidayat

Pasangan Hidup (framed, art glass)

Arwin Hidayat

Fine Art Drawings - 15 x 16.5 x 0.4 inch

$924

Les Jaguars ont gagné le rallye de Monte Carlo, Jeantimir

Les Jaguars ont gagné le rallye de Monte Carlo

Jeantimir

Fine Art Drawings - 12.6 x 17.7 x 1.2 inch

$2,111

Without Results, George Grosz

Without Results

George Grosz

Fine Art Drawings - 25.6 x 20.7 x 0.1 inch

$40,114

Chimère d'homme et de serpent, Chuanming Yang

Chimère d'homme et de serpent

Chuanming Yang

Fine Art Drawings - 15 x 20.9 inch

$897

Flying Factories, Cost.

Flying Factories

Cost.

Fine Art Drawings - 25.2 x 17.3 inch

$1,056

Felix Fusion, Garth Bowden

Felix Fusion

Garth Bowden

Fine Art Drawings - 25.2 x 17.3 x 0.4 inch

$1,457

Uncanny X-Force, Mark Brooks

Uncanny X-Force

Mark Brooks

Fine Art Drawings - 16.9 x 11 x 0.4 inch

$1,900

Amazing Spiderman, Mike McKone

Amazing Spiderman

Mike McKone

Fine Art Drawings - 17.3 x 11 x 0.4 inch

$2,322

Free Hugs, Daru

Free Hugs

Daru

Fine Art Drawings - 2.6 x 6.1 x 0 inch

$400

Goku Bitcoin, Daru

Goku Bitcoin

Daru

Fine Art Drawings - 2.6 x 6.1 x 0 inch

$400

Artist or Vandal, Daru

Artist or Vandal

Daru

Fine Art Drawings - 2.6 x 6.1 x 0 inch

$400

ChaTnel Vandal, Daru

ChaTnel Vandal

Daru

Fine Art Drawings - 2.6 x 6.1 x 0 inch

$400

WTF Bitcoin, Daru

WTF Bitcoin

Daru

Fine Art Drawings - 2.6 x 6.1 x 0 inch

$500

Batman, Tarek

Batman

Tarek

Fine Art Drawings - 3.9 x 5.9 inch

$95

Lave plus blanc, Matthew Rose

Lave plus blanc

Matthew Rose

Fine Art Drawings - 19.7 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch

$3,167

Two Parrots with Cactus, Angelo Pioppo

Two Parrots with Cactus

Angelo Pioppo

Fine Art Drawings - 23.6 x 16.5 x 0 inch

$728

Espagne, Shadee K

Espagne

Shadee K

Fine Art Drawings - 2.8 x 5.6 inch

$105

Orsay Oner x Cheeche Wizzrad, JP Malot

Orsay Oner x Cheeche Wizzrad

JP Malot

Fine Art Drawings - 11.8 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch

$211

Au bar du marais. Süpa Pow!, JP Malot

Au bar du marais. Süpa Pow!

JP Malot

Fine Art Drawings - 8.3 x 11.4 x 0.4 inch

$222

La fromagère, Gouzy

La fromagère

Gouzy

Fine Art Drawings - 15.4 x 11.4 x 0.4 inch

$633

sans titre05, Ji-Yun

sans titre05

Ji-Yun

Fine Art Drawings - 35.4 x 23.6 inch

$1,267

Frozen Fickle Fiction Made More Baby Kiss, Daniel Erban

Frozen Fickle Fiction Made More Baby Kiss

Daniel Erban

Fine Art Drawings - 22 x 29.9 inch

$2,111

IF 2, Gipé

IF 2

Gipé

Fine Art Drawings - 11.8 x 17.3 x 0.4 inch

$581

IF 4, Gipé

IF 4

Gipé

Fine Art Drawings - 11.8 x 17.3 x 0.4 inch

$581

IF 3, Gipé

IF 3

Gipé

Fine Art Drawings - 11.8 x 17.3 x 0.4 inch

$581

IF 10, Gipé

IF 10

Gipé

Fine Art Drawings - 11.8 x 17.3 x 0.4 inch

$581

Cartoon Drawing for Sale

From comic strips to animation, cartoon drawings are often used to convey satire, caricature, or humour. The meaning of the word has evolved throughout the centuries. It can be traced back to as early as the Middle Ages, where it was used to refer to preparatory drawings for artworks such as paintings, frescos, tapestries… The word came from the Italian cartone, meaning a large sheet of paper. Famous Renaissance masters such as Leonardo da Vinci or Raphael employed this practice to prepare their masterpieces, and today these cartoons are highly prized.

However, the meaning of the cartoon as we know it today came about in the 1780s. Illustrations started to be used to criticise society and politics, with many cartoons focusing on caricatures. The political tensions at the end of the eighteenth century also meant that cartoons became, in some cases, an act of resistance against oppression. With the rise of print media in the early 1800s, social and political satire blossomed, offering humorous and keen observations on current fashions and scandals. Many satirical magazines were launched in Western Europe, such as the famous British Punch, or Le Charivari in France. These political cartoons overtly criticised greedy governments and were often censored. 

In the late 19th century, the first newspaper comic strips appeared in the United States. Written and drawn by comics artists or cartoonists, they started off as humorous small stories (notably with the “gag-a-day" genre), and developed to feature adventure tales, like Popeye, Tarzan, and The Adventures of Tintin. Finally, a new meaning of cartoons emerged along with the development of film technologies in the first half of the 20th century: animated cartoons, especially in the wake of Walt Disney's success. Thanks to his creative genius, Disney characters including cartoon animals like Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck and princesses such as Snow White became mainstays of our pop culture such as. Asian countries, particularly Japan, also developed the art of cartoon with manga and anime. Japanese kawaii chibi (cute little person), characterised by their expressive cartoon eyes and funny facial expressions, have invaded the Western pop culture. 

Today, many contemporary artists armed with their pens, crayons, pencils and erasers are inspired by the cartoon pop culture, such as Smurfo Udirty, a Brooklyn-based illustrator. He creates vibrant illustrations using pen and ink and represents recognisable cartoons characters from Scooby Doo, Bart Simpson, Pikachu, or the Powerpuff girls.

In Artsper's selection, learn about the drawings techniques and different styles of sketches, doodles, and funny cartoons produced by emerging contemporary artists. You could even use these artworks to channel your inner cartoonist and get inspired to learn how to draw cartoon characters yourself! 

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