This blog focuses on the subject of creating digital images or drawings with MS Word. Those who don't have access to professional image-editing or computer graphics software can try using MS Word Drawing program as an alternative. I would like to share my ideas and views with readers on how to draw various types of graphical images with MS Word. If any of my material violates any establishment's or person's copyright, please inform me and I’ll have it removed.
Friday, May 17, 2013
HOW TO DRAW A CARTOON CHARACTER IN MS WORD
PROJECT No. 49
TITLE:CREATING A CARTOON EGG CHARACTER IN MS
TYPE:DIGITAL DRAWING - CARTOON
I have an old nursery book titled THE OXFORD NURSERY
SONG by Percy Buck. This book was published in 1933 by Oxford University Press,
London. It is unique because it contains a collection of 111 nursery rhymes and
songs. One of the nursery rhymes that inspired me to create a cartoon
drawing with MS Word is Humpty Dumpty (page 17). It seems that Humpty
Dumpty is one of the popular characters in the English language nursery rhymes.
According to WIKIPEDIA, this character has been around for more than 200 years
and became popular in the 19th century.
I believe that
many people know what happened to Humpty Dumpty when he sat on the wall. The
drawing that I have created depicts the character in a cheerful mood. It
is much simpler to draw compared to the goose, squid and burger. I made use of
the preset shapes and manipulated them to create this drawing. The shapes that I
used are as follows: Oval, Moon, and Arc.
This is the preliminary digital
drawing which looks quite plain. Since this is a vector drawing, you can
enlarge or reduce its size within the area of the document without affecting
the clarity of the image. I named this character Happy Egg.
The image’s appearance is enhanced by
rendering gradient and shadow effects to create the illusion of depth. Do you
know that you can actually create bevel and emboss effects with Shadow
Effects?Even though the effects may not
be very outstanding, I think the results are not too bad. Try it and judge for