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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out tn a cute. UMUi DRAWING THE FLAT BODV A bold, simple, and clear outline
is all-important in creating a flat look. To create a flat character, the outline of the ...
But that would be a mistake here. Here, the legs are meant to look pasted onto
the bottom of the coat. The fact that there isn't a single hint or indication of the
underlying body structure is what gives this cartoon its sought-after flat look.
TANGENTS Normally, in animation and comics (but especially in animation), you
avoid having one part of the body touching another, as it makes the figure look
flat. The spot where this happens is called a tangent. But since retro is such a flat
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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