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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The hairstyle should never be carefree or natural looking in retro cartoons.
Instead, it should look stiff, not soft. Now draw small, dark pupils inside the irises.
The eyelashes should look like little spikes that could kill (which makes them
MORE BOYS THE RICH KID This type of character is never named Jimmy or Billy
. He's a Chip or a Fenton. Neatly groomed and nattily dressed, he's a funny
supporting cast member. Maybe he's a friend of the younger brother. He could
Some people just practice and never improve because they, unlike you, don't
bother to get more information on cartooning techniques. Some people get the
info but don't practice. And some people never buy a decent bag of chips, opting
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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