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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Circular eyes with attached eyelashes and large pupils. Very popular, very funny,
especially for cartoon moms. These are for attractive female characters only. The
half- closed eyelids always indicate an alluring character. The top eyelid is ...
The eyes are oval and spaced apart, character: round eyes, with medium-size
pupils (and no irises), with small pupils floating in the middle and thin eyebrows.
A good type for boys ages 8 to 12. Huge pupils dominate the eyes. The eyebrows
CONCERNED MOUTH VARIATION SURPRISED A surprised expression is
displayed by showing large, round eyes with tiny pupils. The pupils can actually
change size to fit the expression. BIGGER SURPRISED LOOK SUPERIOR
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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