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Cartoonist's Big Book of Drawing Animals

Cartoonist's Big Book of Drawing Animals

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All of Chris Hart’s how-to-draw titles are best-sellers. And the best-sellers among all of his best-sellers are the ones about animals. How to Draw Cartoon Animals, just one example, appears regularly on the BookScan Top 50 Art Books list, with more than 190,000 copies sold. Now The Cartoonist’s Big Book of Drawing Animals is ready to roar

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All of Chris Hart’s how-to-draw titles are best-sellers. And the best-sellers among all of his best-sellers are the ones about animals. How to Draw Cartoon Animals, just one example, appears regularly on the BookScan Top 50 Art Books list, with more than 190,000 copies sold. Now The Cartoonist’s Big Book of Drawing Animals is ready to roar onto the market! All the most popular animals are here, including dogs, cats, horses, penguins, lions, tigers, bears, and elephants, as well as the favorite sidekick animals—pigs, kangaroos, giraffes, turtles. Simple step-by-step drawings show how to capture every cartoon emotion, from cutesy-sweet to begging to scheming, and how to create every box-office type, from baby animals to villain animals to clueless animals and much more. Faces, bodies, paws, feet, wings, tails—every part of dozens of animals is explained in this bumper book by the world’s leading author of instructional art books. It’s a mega-menagerie for cartoonists!

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School Library Journal

Gr 2-6

In this follow-up to How to Draw Cartoon Animals (Watson-Guptill, 1995), Hart shows young artists how to draw an impressive array of creatures. He includes many different animals, such as bears, penguins, horses, dogs, and cats, as well as a variety of breeds. In the introduction, Hart explains that this book includes edgier styles and more retro characters than his first book. The step-by-step, black-and-white outlines are accessible to beginning artists as well as those with more experience. The humorous and engaging characters include different cartoon "types" such as the evil genius or ultra-cute kitten, and there is a wide range of facial expressions as well. The simple text that accompanies each drawing explains the artist's choices and focuses readers' attention on important details in each drawing. Children will love this thorough and easy-to-use how-to guide.-Mari Pongkhamsing, St. Perpetua School, Lafayette, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823014217
Publisher:
Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony
Publication date:
02/19/2008
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
172,493
Product dimensions:
8.61(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.73(d)
Age Range:
7 - 11 Years

Read an Excerpt

Well, for a penguin, it doesn't take much to bundle up for a snowstorm. But even a mother penguin is known to nudge her child to wear a hat! 
While you can create a variety of penguin characters, there is one caveat: Penguins have to be cute! Even if you're drawing evil penguins, they have to be cute-evil. It's a rule. If you break it, you'll get hate mail from penguin lovers all over the world.
Here's an important hint that is sure to make them look cute: Penguins have almost no legs! Their bodies are basically plopped down on their large flat feet. They're all tummy! This gives them a stubby, adorable look, even though they've got a long torso, because the torso is always abruptly cut off at the feet.

Meet the Author

CHRISTOPHER HART is the world's bestselling author of drawing and cartooning books. His books have sold more than 6 million copies and have been translated into 20 languages. Renowned for up-to-the-minute content and easy-to-follow steps, all of Hart's books have become staples for a new generation of aspiring artists and professionals, and they have been selected by the American Library Association for special notice.

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Cartoonist's Big Book of Drawing Animals 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this because it gives me thungs to do and to have. Im 11 and love this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Originally bought this book for myself but its cover quickly drew the attention of my artistic son. This book has deepened his interest in drawing animal cartoons and the improvement in his quality of work reflects this. He now treats this book like his own.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The cuteness over-flows out of this book like a river! Awesome tips and tricks, and super-cute and cool drawings. I love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why?