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November 17, 2012


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Is there a difference between the Cartoon and Anime style of art?

Mayzean-Warlock Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I am curious because I want to try to improve on both of those styles of art.

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Sky-C Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
To me, its kind of like "Anime is cartoon but not all cartoons are anime"

:shrug: I do cartoons but not anime....I can't draw anime and I dont want to :XD: Though I do like some animes.
nelchee Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
"Anime" is what Japanese call animated cartoons in general, regardless of country of origin.
"Anime" is what we westerners call a cartoon that has either originated in Japan, or is visually resembling cartoons originated in Japan but is made elsewhere. For example Technotise: Edit & I is made in Serbia, but people call it "anime" because the style has been influenced by Japanese cartoons.

In short, anime is a cartoon.
Kizziesama Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
'Cartoon' is a broad term for comically exaggerating the human features. 'Anime' is a term used to describe a certain look of exaggerating human features. They're both "cartoons" in a sense, one just brings about thoughts of a certain look :thumbsup: You improve on both by exploring realistic human proportions, and learning how to distort them slowly :)
Black-Allison Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
None. They do have one similarity though: THEY'RE NOT STYLES
Slave2Karma Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
It doesn't really mater if there is a difference between them--when it comes to improving, the basis of improving ANY stylized form of art (be that western cartoon style or anime) is to draw from life and improve your proportions and anatomy. Once you practice that, you'll find drawing in any style much easier! :D
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
What is the difference between Mexico and "Mehiko"
Koui Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012   General Artist
in Japan all cartoons are "Anime"
Bluewyrm Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
They're both heavily stylized and use lineart. One is from the West, one is from the East. They're two flavors of the same thing :)
kuroskesan Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
yes, anime is better
Fuyuko7 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I think cartoon is more of a simple style like: simpsons, garfield, catdog, etc

while anime is more..... Japanese style.... like: naruto, inuyasha, dragonballZ etc
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