If you’re not sure where to buy cartoon art, we have a range of cartoon artists featured on Rise Art. A talented cartoon painter showcased on the site is Ellannah Sadkin. Ellannah uses a variety of child-like cartoon characters, such as in her Snow White, and reinvents them in a sophisticated yet surrealist manner. Ellannah’s work is particularly eye-catching due to her use of vibrant, block colours and striking, bold lines.
For more cartoon painting ideas, Rise Art’s collection of cartoon paintings also includes those by Athol Whitmore. Good Boy is an example of Athol’s cartoon-like imagery, using stencil style appearances and simple lines to create evocative works addressing the theme of childhood.
Cartoon paintings are paintings of animated subjects, often funny animals or people, in a semi to non-realistic style. They often draw inspiration from popular culture, and in many cases, make ironic or satirical comments about society at large. Cartoon art has been around for centuries but became particularly popular in the USA during the 1900s. Loveably, familiar cartoon characters were often used in newspaper comic strips to satirise contemporary socio-political tensions.
Nowadays, cartoon paintings have extended from cracking jokes about politicians to many new and ever-expanding artistic realms. While major graphic design artists such as Pete McKee and the elusive street artist Banksy still use their work to represent the many faces of working-class culture in the UK with their large scale murals, other artists use cartoon paintings to explore and reinvent subject matter with bright colours, bold lines and bountiful compositions in a totally unique and inventive way.