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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Not even her chin, cheek, or hairline creates so much as a bump in the outline of
the head, which is a simple oval. It's a very pleasing look. The eye is drawn to
simple shapes. Keep the features simple, big, and clear, with no subtlety.
Men's lips are so simple that they don't even require separate examples here.
You'll learn to draw them easily just by following the steps for the male characters
in this book. It's women's lips that you need to pay special attention to. Actually ...
... the direction of the throw. As in a "walking pose," one arm is forward and one is
back; one leg is forward and one is back. Everything is in motion, and as a result,
the pose is quite convincing. TRADITIONAL REACH Even a simple motion like ...
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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