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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TRADITIONAL This is a perfectly good drawing of a cartoon character's muscles
and anatomy. But it's no good for retro cartoons because it goes against the basic
retro tenet: simplify, simplify, simplify! RETRO Instead of focusing on individual ...
RETRO Instead of focusing on individual muscle groups, as in the traditional
example opposite, concentrate on the overall shape of the body. Focusing on the
overall shape is much more important than knowing where the rectus femoris ...
But keep the shape simple, with no muscle definition. In this picture the trapezius
muscle in the shoulders has been eliminated from view. If it were built up, it would
make the character look too husky. ooclt oL not built uh, CIRCLES as JOINTS ...
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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