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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You'll learn how to caricature action poses in the unique, retro style, with
examples that compare the new way to the traditional way of cartooning. Retro
facial expressions and body language are illustrated clearly and in detail. And at
the end ...
And, the lips are full and curvy— a caricature of female lips. The hairstyle should
never be carefree or natural looking in retro cartoons. Instead, it should look stiff,
not soft. Now draw small, dark pupils inside the irises. The eyelashes should ...
THICK Compare the version of this character drawn with a thin outline to the one
drawn with a thick outline and jazzier clothes. I think the thicker outline adds more
punch to the image. COOL CAT He's a caricature of the 1950s jukebox/malt ...
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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