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 eyelashes curve upward. The eyes are vertical elongated ovals. Note the
use of a two-toned iris and pupil area here. This eye type can be used on an
attractive character, a mysterious character, or a sinister character equally well.
And the calves, which are the most exaggerated body part of all, curve outward
severely. It's important to draw them with "muscle peaks," otherwise the character
will look bowlegged. Note the simplicity of the chest muscles and also how the ...
This is when she'll assume a neutral pose, of which there are three basic types:
BACKWARD SLUMP RETRO NEVTKAL Note how the backward curve This is
very flat No one of the legs adds to the nice stands this way in reality, sweep of
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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