Cartooning; The Head and Figure

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Are there new ways of opening the field of cartooning to any one who likes to draw?

Here are tried and proven methods that explain, simplify and teach every one, regardless of age, the art of cartooning. Step by step procedures with more than 3,000 illustrations . . .

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Are there new ways of opening the field of cartooning to any one who likes to draw?

Here are tried and proven methods that explain, simplify and teach every one, regardless of age, the art of cartooning. Step by step procedures with more than 3,000 illustrations . . .

Here are tried and proven methods that explain, simplify, and teach everyone, regardless of age, the art of cartooning. Step by step procedures with more than 3,000 illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399508035
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/28/1986
  • Series: Perigee Series
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 343,669
  • Product dimensions: 8.14 (w) x 10.86 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Meet the Author

Jack Hamm is one of the best-selling authors of art instruction books. With nearly a million copies sold, his books have helped aspiring artists of every age and level of ability learn to draw and improve their technique.

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Table of Contents

The Face and Head
Cartoon Faces - In Four Easy Steps 1
Simple Yet Profound Facts about Cartooning 2
Side and Front View Noses and Eyeglasses 3
Eyes and Brows and Eyes on Side of Nose 4
Mouths and Chins 5
Mustaches, Beards and Ears 6
Head Shapes and Hair - Male 7
Hair - Female and Women's and Men's Hats 8
The Profile within the Front View Head and the Partial Profile in the Full Face 9
The Emotions and Facial Expressions
Anger 10
Fear 11
Surprise 12
Sorrow 13
Yelling 14
Worrying, Thinking and Meditating 15
Smiling - Side and Front View 16
Laughing - Tongues, Teeth and Plain Openings 17
Eyelids and Eye Locations (with All Emotions) 18
Alphabetized Catalog of Emotions and Expressions (with Cross References) 19
Muscles of Expression 22
The Pretty Girl
Drawing Pretty Girls 24
Girl Transition into Cartoon 25
Types of Girl Cartoon Profiles and a Step-at-a-Time Procedure 26
Going to Real Life for Cartoon Elements 28
Breaking Down Faces for Cartoon 29
More Tips on the Pretty Girl Head 30
Eight Easy Steps in Drawing Teen-Age Girls 31
Highly Stylized Cartoon Girl Heads 32
The Caricature
The Art of Caricature 33
Helpful Pointers in Caricature 34
The Standing Figure
Building Cartoon Figures on the Simple Oval 35
Beginning the Side View Figure on a Triangle 36
The Triangle Modified and Reversed and the Dangling Arm and Jutting Heel 37
The Front View Figure on a Triangle 38
Expanding the Stick Figure 39
Stepping Outside the Normal into the Cartoon World 40
Usually Cartoon Heads Are Larger, Bodies Smaller 41
Cartooning on a Hairpin 42
Drawing the Funny Man 43
Drawing the Comic Lady 44
Women's Fashions and Cartooning 45
The Side View Female Cartoon 46
The Front View Female Cartoon 47
Six Simplified Methods of Female Construction 48
The Figure in Different Positions
The Seated Front View Figure 49
The Seated Side View Male, Emotions, Sitting, and Sitting with Legs Crossed 50
The Seated Female 51
The Kneeling and Bowing Position 52
Reclining Female Figures 53
Cartooning Males in Bed - Side View 54
Male Recliners - Additional Positions 55
The Walking Figure
The Walk in Cartoon - Angular and Rounded Beginnings 56
Over 150 Side View Walking Combinations 57
The Walk Wheel - Over 125 Front View Walking Combinations and Leg and Foot Factors 58
Creating Forward Motion by Perspective and Overlap and the Walking Front View Woman 60
The Magic of Straights in a Cartoon Walk and the Back View Walk 61
The Running Figure
The Run in Cartoon and the Reaching Run 62
The Desperation Run 63
Running Figures - in Easy Follow-Through Stages 64
The Hands
A Simplified Guide: Eight Basic Hand Groups 65
The Four Shape Treatments in Cartoon Hands and the Basic Thumbs 66
Ways of Drawing Cartoon Hands 67
The Feet
Cartooning Legs and Feet and the Cartoon Shoe 70
The Clothing
Cartoon Clothing and Folds 71
Men's and Women's Clothing 72
The Styles and Techniques
Breaking the Chain of Tight Conformity 73
Style and Technique Possibilities Are Unlimited 74
The Wandering Pen Line 76
Aerating a Cartoon 77
The Editorial and Political Cartoon
Approaching the Editorial Cartoon 78
Tips on Editorial Cartooning 80
Fluoro Wash and Dry Transfer Screen Cartooning 81
The Advertising Application - Newspapers, Magazines, Television, etc.
The Commercial Cartoon and Ad Eye Catchers 82
Line Width in a Commercial Cartoon and Cartoon Message Bearers 83
Using Various Papers in the Commercial Cartoon 84
More Styles and Techniques for Advertising 85
Different Techniques Featuring Women 86
Notes on Cartooning Little People and Pre-set Alphabets 87
The Cartoon Design 88
Unusual Effects with a Design Slant 89
Making Ordinary Objects Come Alive, the Silhouette and the Old-Fashioned Look in Cartoon 90
Costumes of Many Lands in Cartoon 91
Animation in Cartoon 92
The Baby and Child
Babies in Cartoon 93
Tips on Cartooning Babies 94
Very Young Children 95
Little Girls and Parents with Children 96
Little Boys 97
The Sports Cartoon
The Importance of the Sports Cartoon and Simplified Figure Anatomy 98
Putting Muscles on the Stick Figure and Areas of Exaggeration 99
Exaggerating Sports Action 100
Putting Thunder in the Sports Cartoon 101
Drawing Sports Personalities 102
Sports Spots 103
Special Problems
Cartooning Old Age 104
Hobos and Tramps 106
Low and High Society 107
The Heavy Figure 108
Pre-historic Characters 109
The Military 110
Cartooning Total Exhaustion 111
Characters in Conversation 112
People in the Act of Writing 113
Speakers and Orators 114
Cartooning Special Attire 115
Dealing with Various Cartoon Subjects 116
Miscellaneous Situations 117
Miscellaneous Characters and Types 118
Drawing Crowds of People 119
A Final Word 120
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2004


    This is without a doubt a required bookfor those wishing to get on the right path to Political cartooning.Plenty ofE Z learning while having fun.I also suggest Jack Hamms Cartooning forlAUGHES which is the next step in theadvancement of your cartooning skillsas this one also contains how to givelanguage to your toons *@*#@*! as wellas emotion which is not only cool,butalso enhances your ability to make yourdrawing look pro even if your an amature.These two is all you need to get in the right direction.Everything youll need tolearn is in these two books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2004

    The Drawing Tool

    This book is probably one of the best cartooning books out there. It's very reasonable and it's very easy to follow. One of the greats!

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