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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For example, retro-style action poses are drawn so that the figures seem to
conserve energy rather than expend it (which would be the look of a more
traditional cartoon). Retro characters are so nerdy they're cool. The retro style is,
in fact, the ...
That's a fine approach for traditional cartoons, but it won't give you that retro look.
KIDS Young characters have heads that are large compared to their bodies. This
doesn't usually hold true for adult characters, but in retro-style cartoons, the ...
How to Draw New Retro-style Characters Christopher Hart. TRADITIONAL
REGULAR Two-toned eyes. MORE ACTION RUNNING Conserve motion by
eliminating the swinging arm movement that you see in traditional cartoons.
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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