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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This book is packed to the brim with easy-to- follow, step-by-step instructions and
loads of special hints. Anyone, at any level, can benefit and can improve his or
her skills by using this book. You'll be shown how to create retro-style heads and
Mow it's time to take everything we've covered, put it all together, and create cool
scenes with multiple characters. All the same principles still apply, but now we're
creating scenes based on concepts. As a result, the characters will be more ...
In this way, you create a relationship between what the characters are doing and
the environment they're in. When drawing two characters walking in single file,
make sure that their feet are on the same level, that one figure isn't higher than ...
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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