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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Feet are funny! So, put some effort into them. Here are some useful examples.
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He should be funny, unthreatening in nature, and affable. Readers should like
him. He has his own life to lead but is continuously distracted by the need to
dodge the ambush of his evil sister, the string bean casserole served by his mom,
Action poses heighten the level of intensity and can be hilariously funny.
Traditionally, a cartoonist will draw a character in action with lots of movement,
complete with flailing arms and legs. Nothing is spared or conserved. Everything
goes full ...
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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