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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Above left is the adjusted torso/hip construction with the torso separated slightly
from the hip to accentuate the midsection. In a traditional-style cartoon, the ends
of ponytails would be carefree and ruffled. For the flat, retro look, slice off the
The Afghan's head is frozen in the "up" position so that the dog has to look down
its nose at everyone. To maintain this aristocratic appearance, make sure the
ruffles only appear at the bottom of the coat; the top is smooth. IMXTTS Cartoon ...
Strands of hair are drawn as lines whereas ruffles (right) are drawn as spikes that
have thickness. BASIC POINTY- CHEEKS SHAPE ROVND AND FLUFFY With
retro cartoons, none of the ruffles should appear soft. Instead, sculpt each ruffle ...
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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