Cartooning For Kids

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You don’t have to be a great artist to be a good cartoonist. Because cartoons are based in humor, not art; the secret to their success is to think funny. In this handy guide, you’ll find detailed instructions for creating cartoon people and animals. With a little practice you’ll be drawing adults and children, creatures, and more. “A fun, funny, instruction book for all ages.”—Copley News Service.

A step-by-step guide for drawing animals and people, covering ...

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Overview

You don’t have to be a great artist to be a good cartoonist. Because cartoons are based in humor, not art; the secret to their success is to think funny. In this handy guide, you’ll find detailed instructions for creating cartoon people and animals. With a little practice you’ll be drawing adults and children, creatures, and more. “A fun, funny, instruction book for all ages.”—Copley News Service.

A step-by-step guide for drawing animals and people, covering alligators, bears, skunks, smiling faces, angry faces, hairstyles, movement, and more.

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This is a great gift idea for your humorist or cartoonist. Most how-to-draw books go too far, too fast. This one is an exception. Artell gives step-by-step techniques and offers encouragement to help the reader create cartoons. He states that for cartooning you need humor more than the ability to draw well. 2001, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., $17.95. Ages 8 to 12. Reviewer: A. Braga SOURCE: Parent Council, September 2001 (Vol. 9, No. 1)
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Gr 4-6-A brief introduction sets the tone: anyone who remembers that "cartoonists have to THINK FUNNY" can learn to draw cartoons. The rest of the book is divided into two parts. The first gives instructions for drawing 29 animals, arranged alphabetically from alligator to walrus. Starting with an interesting fact or facts about the creature, the author then shows how to draw the head, etc., and develops one pose. Alongside each line drawing is commentary about how to replicate it and why it looks funny that way. The second section focuses on people, describing how to draw bodies of males, females, and babies; smiling and angry faces; hands, arms, and legs; people sitting and moving; and unusual positions. This book is not for beginners as knowledge of some of the basic shapes and positions seems to be assumed, but it exudes confidence.-Cathie Reed, The Montessori School, Lutherville, MD Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402701115
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 8/1/2002
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 69,792
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Posted April 24, 2010

    Making Doodling Easy

    This book is an easy step-by-step way to create characters by drawing small bits at a time. This would be great for children just learning to draw or adults wanting to learn new tricks. I'm 40 and finding it quite fun to walk through all the illustrations.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Cartooning for Kids

    A great introduction for a little girl who is interested in drawing and has a natural talent.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 23, 2009

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    CARTOONING FOR KIDS Mike Artell

    I bought this book for our 10 year old granddaughter who is developing quite an interest in cartooning and drawing. She absolutely loves this book. She is constantly trying to produce the cartoons. She is having so much fun doing this and I can see the improvements as she continues to practice.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 7, 2014

    Great for the kids

    Found this to be a wonderful gift for my niece as she likes to draw. It is well written for her age group and explains the drawing methods in detail

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  • Posted May 6, 2010

    Great Little Book!

    I bought it for my 5 year old daughter who enjoys drawing. It was easy enough fo her to follow, but complex enough to present a challenge.

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