At Rise Art, we have a growing selection of cartoon drawings for sale from surrealist cartoons to detailed pencil portraits by modern cartoonists. Whether you’re looking to bring some light humour to your home or eager to buy an original statement piece to add to your collection, we would be delighted to help you purchase the right cartoon paintings, prints or drawings for you.…
Cartoon drawings are a type of semi to non-realistic illustration which are generally comedic or satirical in nature. Many cartoons are inspired by popular beliefs or ideas and sometimes serve the purpose of questioning said ideas or beliefs. While cartoon drawings seem to be quite a modern phenomenon, cartoon drawings in art have been around since the beginning of the 20th century. Cartoon drawings became particularly popular during the 1900s, especially in the USA. Charles M. Schulz - often referred to as Sparky - is said to be one of the most influential cartoonists of all time. His cartoon fame is largely due to his 50s comedic strip Peanuts. Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as simply Dr Seuss, is also known for his illustrated children’s books filled with loveable cartoon figures.
Today, cartoons have evolved from the realm of newspaper comic strips and children’s books to large scale murals with socio-cultural agendas. Take the elusive street artist Banksy’s stencil graffiti cartoons, for example, or Pete McKee’s graphic ‘pop art’ cartoons. Both use their work to echo the many facets of working-class life and its subcultures in the UK. Other types of cartoon drawings include but are not limited to caricatures - where a person or object is drawn with either totally exaggerated or simplified features - and stylish graphic design and art prints.
Among our cartoon artwork for sale, you will find pieces by the talented Ellannah Sadkin. Sadkin uses her signature hard black lines and bold colours, such as is seen in her Peter Pan, to transform childlike cartoon imagery into elegant, abstract portraits.
For more cartoon drawing ideas, you can also look at Malayka Gormally whose detailed pencil cartoon drawings are layered with meaning. Gormally’s subjects in Coffee provide an intimate look into human relationships and intergenerational connections, perfect to feature in a family home.