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Animator Vs. Cartoonist: Who would win?

What happens when an animator and a cartoonist draw from memory old cartoon characters on their Cintiq 22?

Well… BuzzFeed knew this question would pop up eventually and they decided to do a test.

According to Wikipedia, a cartoonist (also comic strip creator) is a visual artist who specializes in drawing cartoons. This work is often created for entertainment, political commentary, or advertising. Cartoonists may work in many formats, such as booklets, comic strips, comic books, editorial cartoons, graphic novels, manuals, gag cartoons, graphic design, illustrations, storyboards, posters, shirts, books, advertisements, greeting cards, magazines, newspapers, and video game packaging.

An animator is an artist who creates multiple images, known as frames, which give an illusion of movement called animation when displayed in rapid sequence. Animators can work in a variety of fields including film, television, and video games. Animation is closely related to filmmaking and like filmmaking is extremely labor-intensive, which means that most significant works require the collaboration of several animators. The methods of creating the images or frames for an animation piece depend on the animators’ artistic styles and their field.

Now, after knowing that: which visual artist do you think will win if they have to draw some characters from memory? No cheating!

In any case, here is the battle of talents that Buzzfeed has prepared for you:

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