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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The most popular pets are dogs, cats, birds, and fish — in that order. If the point of
a cartoon dog is to appear lovable, then the point of a retro cartoon dog is to
appear so lovable it's weird. These are pets who need therapy. | *PoU\ty bock oj.
DRAWING THE EVE OF THE SIAMESE CAT The eye of the Siamese cat should
look like it has been gone over several times with eyeliner, with a trailing streak
off the end. BIRDS AS PETS: POPULAR TYPES Household birds are so retro.
BIRDS AS PETS: POPULAR TYPES Household birds are so retro. If you can't
have a pink flamingo on the front lawn, then a feathered pet in a standing cage is
the next best thing for kitsch. Birds are very compact little creatures. Since they ...
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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