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Cartooning: 100 Cartoon Faces & Expressions
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Cartooning: 100 Cartoon Faces & Expressions

by Joe Oesterle
 

Cartooning: 100 Faces & Expressions covers the fundamentals of creating cartoon heads and faces. This 32-page book includes instruction on selecting face shape, rendering features, exaggerating, and modifying features to suggest mood and personality. The title also features a wide range of step-by-step cartoon heads so beginners can practice a variety of

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Cartooning: 100 Faces & Expressions covers the fundamentals of creating cartoon heads and faces. This 32-page book includes instruction on selecting face shape, rendering features, exaggerating, and modifying features to suggest mood and personality. The title also features a wide range of step-by-step cartoon heads so beginners can practice a variety of expressions before applying them to their own characters. Additionally, readers will benefit from inspiring tips on the animation process and information on using computer programs to enhance or color the characters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600582783
Publisher:
Foster, Walter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/15/2012
Series:
How to Draw & Paint Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,198,837
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 13.40(h) x 0.30(d)

Read an Excerpt

Cartooning is one of the most gratifying methods of self-expression in the visual arts. From the time you first put crayon to paper (or the living room wall), you found a sense of fulfillment. There are no real rules in cartooning—no one can tell you that a hand must be drawn this way or an eye that way. There are, however, guidelines for creating cartoon expressions and emotions. While you might be able to detect emotions, the ability to capture their corresponding expressions and nuances might not come as naturally. That's where this book can help. 100 Cartoon Faces & Expressions covers such important topics as head shape and facial features, the Squash & Stretch Principle, character interaction, and how different characters display emotions—from an aloof cat to a cantankerous cop. You’ll also learn how to combine emotions, name your characters, and create cartoon gags. By the time you finish this book, you‘ll be drawing cartoon characters of your very own. Your mother will not only beam with pride, but she may even encourage you to draw on the living room wall. I wouldn’t bet on it, but it could happen. —Joe Oesterle

Meet the Author

Joe Oesterle is an award-winning writer and illustrator, but what he often fails to mention is that many of those awards were won on a New Jersey boardwalk, shooting a water pistol into the mouth of a plastic clown in an effort to be the first to pop the balloon.He has worked as the Art Director of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle apparel division, and performed double duty as Art Directed as well as Senior Editor at the National Lampoon. His work has appeared in television, radio, books, (including "Weird Hollywood" and "Weird California") magazines, and web sites.Among his many impressive professional achievements Joe is especially proud of the fact that a humorous animated short he wrote, directed, and voiced has been on display at the Smithsonian Institution since 2001. Learn more at www.JoeArtistWriter.com.

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