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Sunday, January 22, 2017

10 styles of drawing and its characteristics - What is your style?

What is your Design Style?
Everyone has their trait to draw even if they have not noticed yet.
Just as each one has his "handwriting" at the time of writing and adopts a personal style in writing is very common for people who design develop a style, sometimes even more than one in his work.
No matter whether they are designers or Amateur scribbler , professionals or art lovers, or if they have developed one or more styles in their work, whether by affinity for a particular style or even to the group to which they belong, often the style is determined to be " "To which it belongs.

What's up? Have you found your drawing style yet?

Just as many netizens will have the answer at the tip of the tongue, others will, like me, be completely lost in definitions.
" Either this is normal, or no one really is fully normal."
In this case relax and enjoy, but if symptoms persist do not worry ...
What style of music do you like best?
  • Rock;
  • Electronic products;
  • Techno:
  • Country;
  • Funk;
  • Or another tribe?
What kind of movie do you enjoy while going to the movies or even watching at home?
  • Horror;
  • Comedy
  • Action;
  • Adventure
  • Science fiction;
So is it with the styles of drawings. And among the most popular and popular are:
  • Manga
  • Chibi
  • Caricature, Charge, Cartoom
  • Disney
  • Simpson
  • Linkin Park
  • Meme-Troll
  • Doodle Art
  • Classic HQ or Marvel Comics
  • Tim Burton, or Terrir, or Comic Horror. 

Estilo Zumbi - Zombie Style

Zombie Style

But what sets the Zombie Style Drawing, or Zombie Style Drawing?
Like an insipid angel,
How to look at mortar
And the greenish skin,
The glazed look of death.
What an ugly thing, my God!
Epitaph Of The Forgotten Poet
translate to portuguese of:

Characteristics of the Zombie Drawing:

  • The posture all crooked and unbalanced as if the body is a pile of things without life:
  • Looking glazed and unfocused, eyes wide and wide or even a stubborn and evil look;
  • Dirty and torn clothes;
  • For the pale, sometimes bluish or greenish, creating a rotten and sickly supernatural aspect after all what are zombies but undead. (Or semi-dead, or semi-living)
    • The artist may choose to emphasize the humor side, or the side terror , or the mixture between both.

Cartoon, Charge, Caricatures


Cartun, Charge, Caricaturas

Some of the most radical will wish my death for joining this 3 styles in one, but to prove that I know the differences I will make a brief summary to never speak of this again.
  • The caricature is of Italian origin and is not restricted to drawing, but also part of painting and performing arts such as theater. The name originates from the Italian verb "Caricare" which means to carry, to exaggerate.
  • The charge also means "to carry", but it is of French origin and came later to caricature.
  • The cartoon is of English origin and has the sense of sketch or draft , sometimes a little more sober since the British humor to our Brazilian way is very serious and too technical.
It is clear that the differences do not end here, but much more evident are the similarities between these styles:
  • - the use and abuse of exaggeration and distortions, so much so that caricature is an "opposition to the Artistic School of Idealism"
  • - caricature, cartoons and cartoons are widely used in newspapers, magazines and books to provoke a reflection on the reality exaggerating or irony the facts.
  • -Illustrate the daily, facts of artistic, political or sports celebrities and often say what agreed unless told.
" Politics, Religion and Football is not discussed without a fight."

Main characteristics:

  1. Exaggeration and distortions are totally accepted, but when referring to a public person, a well-known celebrity is necessary to emphasize the physical characteristics and the "gestures" that are remarkable in this person so that it can be known or recognized by those who see the drawing .
  2. Simple and simplified traits , some do not even consider more elaborate designs and full of details, that is, they areannoying and boring of humor . But know that the simplicity of the trait and the almost minimalist design is very common in this style, which does not prevent some works are more elaborate and full of details, but this style is much used in daily newspapers and need to be done at night to illustrate a Matter and time is always very short.
  3. Rapid cartoons (less than 5 minutes) are usually done in black and white . Already colored caricatures have realistic colors, obtained with overlapping and mixing of tones, are made with time to spare.
  4. Some of the outlines (the cartoon means even sketch or outline) are retained in the drawing. Angles, curves and geometric shapes are well preserved.
  5. Sometimes outer lines are thicker than inner lines


It's a variation of the Manga that turned out to become an own style
Chibi in Japanese means literally short(Small stature), is used to indicate a stroke of character design rather stylized being the main characteristic the head the same size of the body (sometimes corresponds to half the size of the body).
The intention is usually to get a comic or sentimental effect, less rude and more "cuddly and sweet".
When a chibi character is furious everyone is amused and nobody takes him so seriously

Characteristics of the Chibi style drawing

  • This Style combines children's cuteness with adult strokes.
  • The Fofura is achieved by rounded shapes.
  • Poses and facial expressions can allude to adults.
  • Other iconic features of the Chibi are: head, eye giant and resemblance to cartoon style and toy art .
  • Some elements such as the mouth and nose are poorly defined (often they are made up of only one or 
  • two quick strokes), or simply can not even exist in the drawing
  • Simple, quick dash showing simplicity as goal. 

 Disney Style

In "Disney Style" of Drawings the proportions of the body are very close to the realists but what distinguishes itself in this style are the face and the hair "carved" and facial expressions somewhat exaggerated.
The pose of the characters are usually distorted and own the personality of the good guys, villains, princesses, etc.
The drawing line has stronger and thicker parts in some places, others are subtle, thin and as a result the drawings appear to come to life in a "magical" way.
The outlines are not all black, which you can notice in the drawing that illustrates this topic.
The shadows of the drawing are smoky, marked and very gradient, this type of shadow are also called "airbrush shadows".

Doodle art

Doodle Art

  • The name Doodle Art means "Scribble Art", literally.
  • It is the natural "style" of the doodlers and students who get distracted in boring and mass classes.
" Joking, but throw the first stone who never kept scribbling the notebook while that endless of the most boring of classes stretched for eternity."
You can stop already with the cutie, let's go back to our article? ...
  • Doodle Art is characterized in the balance of concrete and abstract elements.
  • Clearly, there is an interchange of influences between Doodle Art and Grafitte , or Street Art, paintings made with spray paint on walls, walls, murals and other open urban spaces.
  • The pattern on the stroke, such as straight diagonals inside squares, dots on curves, or mini stars in circles end up highlighting as a signature of the Artist's Work.
  • The "Scribble Art" is composed of organized scribbles, so use the dynamic of the stroke you want (as long as your scribbles create a nice drawing at the end)
  • While "Graffiti" is often very colorful, Doodle Art is usually black and white, or monochrome, but this is not a rule but a trend.
  • The focus on the contrast of light and shadow in Doodle Art is what gives volume to the drawings.
  • Rabiscar does not help you understand that boring school matter, but they keep you awake at what is already a huge advantage.

 Marvel or Comic Classic HQ

  • The forms of the characters portrayed are very realistic and their poses seek to emphasize the strength of the heroes and their sensuality, whether male or female.
  • Very clear in the layout very light and well marked.
  • It looks for shades and colors well marked and realistic.
  • The secret of "volume" in HQ design lies in the brightness in strategic places. For beginners this would be the part that one must master and exercise several times.


  The manga or manga (in Japanese : 漫画 ) literally means comic strip.
Just as Marvel and his style are references to comics in the West Manga is a reference in the East, especially in Japan.
But it should be made clear that both the HQ Classic and the Manga are styles appreciated worldwide and with the explosion of the Internet this became even more evident and we can only cite as East or West the origins of these world styles.

What characterizes the style of Manga Drawing?

  • Well defined, fine and clean traces
  • "Clean" style where the interior elements of the body are present but with minimal details.
  • Special attention to the outline of the drawing.
  • Use of light colors generally
  • The volume and depth of the drawing are created by the well-defined shadows.

Simpsons Style or Matt Groening Style

The Simpsons is an American adult animation series created by Matt Groening.

His style when designing the characters of "The Simpsons" and "Futurama" gave rise to the style that we present below:
  • Forms that preserve geometric figures, this is called "marked forms"
  • The strokes are exactly the same thickness throughout the drawing.
  • Solid colors without degrading and most often do not use shadows.
  • Typical very large eyes
  • Almost nonexistent chews and simple and large mouths and round ears.

Estilo Tim Burton


The first characteristic element of director Tim Burton is the way he does the characters' eyes. They are very deep and large, and dark circles are abundant. Even in live actions he applies this detail.
The characters have thin, elongated legs and arms and bulky hair.


Due to the somber aspect of the scenes, the traits are not so straight, that is, they can have a lurid purpose here and there. Contemplation and perfectionism are despised, and clarity and objectivity are valued.

Color and lighting

The color temperature is always present in the scenes, contributing to the definition of the gloomy and gloomy climate.

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