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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EVIL ADULT The lab coat is a classic for evil. CONCERNED Note the body
language. Instead of eyebrows, use big folds of eyebrow muscles to curl up over
the eyes. The mouth gets small. CONCERNED MOUTH VARIATION
SURPRISED A ...
EVIL AT HOME, EVIL IN CLASS What better place to plot your revenge than
seated behind your victim in class. It's as if the back of his head is calling to you,
begging you to paste a "Kick Me" sign on his back. When drawing a seated
CATS AS PETS Cartoon cat personalities vary widely from cute to evil, with a lot
more emphasis on evil. Their looks also vary widely: some are roly-poly, others
are slinky, and some are just lovable little fur balls. Cats have looser skin 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