The starting comparison is wrong. Cartooning is an exaggeration or simplification of reality. I feel posts like this are great for self reference and improvement, but in a year you'll look back and see how naive you were.
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people and their cartoon versions
Drawing tutorials by Banphrionsa
How to draw wings by ~Serio555 on deviantART
how to draw hands1 by nominee84.deviantart.com on @DeviantArt
really helpgul breakdown of the hand. i personally am terrible at draweing ahnds so this is very relevant to me and charector design.
how to draw hands3 by nominee84.deviantart.com on @deviantART