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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For an even more stylized look, place the pupils in the center of the eyeballs,
instead of close together. It will give your character a weird, vacant stare. She's
the girl next door. Innocent characters have big eyes with big shines in them.
THE GIRL NEXT DOOR This is a very clean and wholesome look, but the
character is also attractive and stylish. Gone are the days when the girl next door
looked like something your mother had to bribe you to ask out on a date. Make
COOL CHICK A pretty girl in sunglasses and a ragtop roadster — does it get any
better than that? ... Hey, you can draw her with a big, toothy smile if you want, but
then she'll look more like the girl next door, not like the heartbreaker she is.
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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