Cartoons are everywhere these days, in text books, in newspapers, in cinemas, in television programs even in corporate presentations. And with every passing day popularity of various cartoon characters are growing by leaps and bounds. So there is no wonder that kids are also getting influenced by the this wave and many are spending a sizable portion of their day with cartoons: may be watching cartoon shows in television or trying to copy popular cartoon figures themselves.
Many parents are troubled that their kids are spending huge amount of unproductive time with cartoons. But actually being interested in cartoons can be a boon for the kids. There are many advantages one can reap from the craze for cartoon art that we see all around us today. On its own right cartoon drawing is a very popular hobby now-a-days. And if right guidance is provided the hobby of cartoon making can be really lucrative.
Firstly as a hobby cartooning probably is the least expensive to start because one can get started with zero investment: as the essential equipments are notebook or a pad of papers, couple of pencils of different grades and a moderately good quality eraser which every young star already have ready in home. Yes, there are few more things required other than the three mentioned above but those things can be purchased later when the kid really starts enjoying cartoon drawing. So there is no chance of wasted investment on the part of the parents.
Also another fact makes cartoon drawing really popular that it is not physically demanding like many of the sports disciplines are. True that also means no bodily improvements are to be made by the kids by engaging in cartoon making but on the other side that also means those who are with comparatively weaker physique can easily take up cartoon drawing. And it can be a very useful aid for restless kids that can learn how to be tranquil and concentrate, which can be really useful for other areas of their life.
Like many video games cartoon drawing helps to enhance hand-eye-co-ordination, which I think every sane people will agree to be a much better way of improving hand-eye-coordination bypassing all the violent scene of the popular video games. And this hobby challenges the young stars to think creatively and come up with new ideas, which enhances their power of original thinking and looking at the things with a new perspective.
And the most interesting part of it all is that cartoon drawing can be very attractive career and with the demand for original and fresh cartoons reaching sky level, requirements for cartoon makers is all time high now. So if one is any good as a cartoon maker then there are many industries like comic book publishers and TV cartoon show producing houses who are ever ready with their bag of money to hire the artist.
So there are many good things that can happen if one takes cartooning hobby seriously and work on to improve their craft. There is practically no entry barrier, so if cartooning fascinates you go for it.