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Creating cartoons combines fun and creativity

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Children participating in a workshop on animation and cartoons, organised by Balavikas Foundation, in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.— Photo: A. Manikanta Kumar
Children participating in a workshop on animation and cartoons, organised by Balavikas Foundation, in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.— Photo: A. Manikanta Kumar

Children were all curious to bring life to different expressions and emotions in the form of cartoons at the two-day art camp organised by Bala Vikas Foundation at the Yoga Kendra near Abid Nagar Park that began on Thursday.

Using pencil and paper, participants aged between 5 and 16, were engrossed in getting the precise expressions and bringing the fun element of each cartoon character under the guidance of the cartoonist and multimedia professional B. Hari. “It is quite interesting to draw cartoons as our ideas can be expressed better through this medium by adding a good dose of humour.

From every movement of the body to blinking of the eyes, animation involves 90 per cent of manual art before getting into the process of scanning. It helps to gain a creative edge that leaves one explore further in the world of animation,” he explained.

The first day of the camp made the children learn the art of drawing cartoons while the second day will continue with the basic concepts of animation.

Basic concepts

Inaugurating the camp, District Sainik Welfare Officer Capt. (retd.) Satya Prasad, founder and honorary secretary of Bala Vikas Foundation Narava Prakasa Rao and vice-president P. Venkateswara Rao encouraged the students to get trained in any of the lucrative hobbies during their vacation and added, “The art camp focuses on brushing up the creative skills of the participants.

The experience not only offers relief to the students from their mundane academic stress but also helps in exploring a new passion which is lucrative.”

Close to 50 children will learn the art of animation that continues on the premises on Friday from 10 a.m.


  • Ideas can be expressed through cartoons by adding a good dose of humour, says expert

  • Animation involves 90 per cent of manual art before getting into the process of scanning



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