Have you ever wondered what it would be like to turn yourself into a cartoon? Or see if you could look like your favourite cartoon character? Maybe you’d prefer to create a cartoon with story lines?
With modern technology these days, anything is possible. And yes, you can do all of the things mentioned above without requiring any technical skill like drawing!
Try these 5 fun sites and apps to generate your own cartoon:
What is it: This web and mobile application basically allows users to create a cartoon of themselves and their friends. It was all the rage on Facebook 2 years ago. Depending on your ‘skill’ and attention to detail, you might actually come up with a Bitstrips doppelganger.
How it works: With Bitstrips, you’re able to create animated avatars of yourself by adjusting multiple physical characteristics and accessories of a virtual figurine. You can then proceed to position your avatar in one of over 10,000 different scenarios.
Check them out at: Bitstrips.com
2. Simpsonize Me
What is it: Simpsonize Me is a website application where you can create a hand-drawn yellow portrait that resembles the popular The Simpsons show.
How it works: Generate a personalised Simpsons character by uploading a photograph. When you’re ready to make your purchase, simply select the type of portrait and whether you require a background, then make a simple, safe payment through PayPal. The artists behind the site hand-draw their own backgrounds so simple works best. Once payment has been made you will see an option to return to ‘simpsonize.me’ where you can upload your photo, fill out your details and enter any special requests you may have for your portrait.
Check them out at: Simpsonize.me
What is it: Pixton is a web application that empowers people to communicate graphically with comics.
How it works: Pixton introduces the world to Click-n-Drag Comics, a revolutionary new patented technology that gives anyone the power to create amazing comics on the web. From fully posable characters to dynamic panels, props, and speech bubbles, every aspect of a comic can be controlled in an intuitive click-n-drag motion.
Check them out at: Pixton.com
What is it: GoAnimate is a cloud-based platform for creating and distributing animated videos. It allows users to develop both narrative videos, in which characters speak with lip-sync and move around, and video presentations, in which a voice-over narrator speaks over images and props, which may also move around.
How it works: As a user, you’ll be provided with drag-and-drop tools that the company’s website indicates can be used to access thousands of character models, backdrops, and other assets to create scenario-based videos. The platform offers text-to-speech character voices with customizable environments.
Check them out at: Goanimate.com
Watch the video: Dayana’s Dinner
Watch: Dayana’s Dinner
What is it: Voki is a free service that lets you create customized speaking avatars and use them as an effective learning tool. In other words, it’s also a creative, easy-to-use tool that helps motivate students and improves lesson comprehension and student participation. This is totally perfect for you if you’re a teacher!
How it works: If you’re on Voki for fun, use the simple interface and customize the look of your Voki by choosing your head, clothes, and accessories. Give your Voki a voice and add a background. It’s that easy! Meanwhile, Voki Classroom assists educators in organizing how their students interact with Voki.
Check them out at: Voki.com
See my Voki: Dayana The Cat
Which one do you like the most? Share your cartoon with us on Facebook!