toonstopia Chris Wannell Cartoonist, Illustrator, Caricaturist, Hobby artist


(Cartoonist, Illustrator, Caricaturist)

Chris Wannell

Number of uploads   92
Written comments   11
Ratings on other works   3
Views on other works   224
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Member since: 04.03.2009
Last visit: 03.07.2011
Last Upload: 19.04.2011
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My name is Chris Wannell and I have several interests, but the one that is relevant here is drawing and cartooning. I started drawing a couple of months ago using books borrowed from the library and have been reading up on cartooning techniques. I have jnow ust started a correspondence cartooning diploma course with the London Art College.

I have been trying to work out what started my interest in cartooning and have come to the following conclusion. Throughout my childhood I had a great interest in comedies and collected tapes of "Tony Hancock", "The Goons", "Not The Nine O'Clock News" and many others, even now I avidly collect CDs of "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue", "Old Harry's Game" and many others.

I always fancied the idea of being a stand up comic, standing in front of an audience and basking in their adoration as they hang on my every word dazzling at my rapier wit. Being realistic though, I realise that I would suffer from stage fright and would freeze as soon as the spotlight hit me. Coupled with that, I have problems vocalising my thoughts and hence am a slow speeker and get stuck getting some of the words out, so because of this I think a career as a comic is out of the question. Cartooning though is a perfect medium for a shy comic, as I don't have to face an audience, and I don't have to be a fast speaker and have plenty of time to look up any words that are causing me trouble.

I have uploaded some caricatures and scaned some of my cartoons which I have done using a cartooning dip pen and black drawing ink. I am also getting used to drawing directly to the PC using a Bamboo Fun Graphics Tablet and Artrage 2 as a drawing programme so I'd be interested in receiving any comments on these, Hope you work.

All the best


Categorization Hobby artist
Areas in artistry CartoonIllustrationCaricature
Style ToonstyleEuropeanExperimental
Tools not specified
Hobbies Reading, Drawing, Writing, mathematics, ornithology, films, TV, computing.
Other interests Popular Science, Current Affairs, Psychology, Animals, Cats, Science Fiction, Birds (Ornithology)
Address Chris Wannell
5 Dale Close Ossett
WF5 9JP Wakefield
United Kingdom
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