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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It's everywhere you look, in animated television shows and comic books. It's the
new retro style. What is retro? It's the biggest thing to come along in cartooning in
decades. It's a style of illustration loosely based on the animated TV shows of the
Shoulders tensed, arms akimbo, and a direct stare at the reader is a great shot to
use, whether the medium is animation, comic books, comic strips, or sassy
greeting cards. It directly involves the reader and heightens the moment.
RETRO KIDS AND SPORTS The star of a retro animated TV show, comic book,
or comic strip is not a gifted athlete and is never going to be. That's a rule in retro
cartoons. The gifted athlete gets the girl and makes the main character feel just ...
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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