Cartoon Cool: How to Draw New Retro-style Characters

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Watson-Guptill, 2005 - Art - 111 pages
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There is an entirely new look in comics and animation today, characterized by ultra-cartoon-y, retro, and highly stylised drawing style. This is the new face of cartooning as seen in such popular TV shows as Sponge-Bob Squarepants, Dexter's Lab, Kim Possible, and The Fairly Odd Parents. Millions of fans of these popular TV shows watch them avidly, often solely for their zingy, stylised look and hip visual jokes. Now there's a drawing book just right for everyone who admires that quirky style, CARTOON COOL. Top-selling author Christopher Hart shows beginning cartoonists, retro fans, and all other hipsters how to get that almost-1950s look in their drawings. His trademark step-by-step drawings and crystal-clear text are sure to make Saturday mornings more creative!

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I love this book from Chris Hart. The style and ease at which Chris explains the how to's of it all are very easy to follow. This book is a must have for an artist library.

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So far, this has been my favorite Christopher Hart 'how to' book in cartooning. I love the style. Read full review

Contents

THE RETRO HEAD
EYES 12
RETRO BODIES 18
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CHRISTOPHER HART is the world's bestselling author of drawing and cartooning books. His books have sold more than 6 million copies and have been translated into 20 languages. Renowned for up-to-the-minute content and easy-to-follow steps, all of Hart's books have become staples for a new generation of aspiring artists and professionals, and they have been selected by the American Library Association for special notice.

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