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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To emphasize the circle further in the front view, don't open up the circle at the
chin as it crosses the neck; keep it a closed loop. ^ Believe in drawing the fun
stuff I right out of the box. So, we're going to begin with the basic retro head. As
you go ...
THE NECK AND SHOULDERS This is where things can get tricky — but they don
't have to! Don't think of the neck and shoulders as two separate areas. They're
fused together to create one section of the body — the neck/shoulder region ...
But you also need to add a neck/shoulder section, as well as a simple hip section
. Assembling the parts as blocks, at least until you get used to the process, makes
the figure much easier to draw. START WITH THE NECK/ SHOULDER AREA.
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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