Cartoon Cool: How to Draw New Retro-style Characters
Love that Sponge Bob? Always lurking in Dexter's lab? Wishing for Fairly Odd Parents? Millions of fans watch these shows avidly, often solely for their zingy, stylized 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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Notice that the oval shape is the dominant feature of this figure. Start with the oval
tilted on its axis. The tilt gives the pose more energy. The eye is quite oversized,
which is a popular trait in retro-style cartoons. lip mm Notice how big the hair ...
And notice those sneakers: they're the type used for walking on the deck of a
yacht, not for shooting hoops. Play sports? Gads, no! Never show the neck of a
rich character. Cover it with either a turtleneck or an ascot. ALL BRAINS, NO
THE SIAMESE CAT Notice that there's never a Siamese kitten. CATS AS PETS
Cartoon cat personalities vary widely from cute to evil, with a lot more emphasis
on evil. Their looks also vary widely: some are roly-poly, others are slinky, and ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - xsherix - LibraryThing
This is a book about how to draw the retro cartoons. I was a bit disappointed because I thought it would include more than it did. Nonetheless, it is a good buy and will teach you how to draw a few characters. Read full review
NiceUser Review - algedonic - Overstock.com
Very good resource on the 50s look and how to achieve it in cartoon drawing.Looking forward to completing all the exercises and seeing what I end up with the book makes each drawing look easy by breaking it down to its component steps. Read full review
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Cartoon Cool: How to Draw the New Retro Characters of Today's Cartoons
Limited preview - 2014