The Cartoonist's Workshop

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An award-winning artist concocts a really fantastic-looking drawing workbook that’s as fun, colorful, and carefully structured as the cartoons themselves—and a must on every aspiring cartoonist’s bookshelf.

From mastering the correct facial proportions to drawing believable scenes with human and animal figures: that’s where this effective and engaging how-to course takes would-be cartoonists, whether they want to create a superhero or mock the latest political shenanigans. It ...

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Overview

An award-winning artist concocts a really fantastic-looking drawing workbook that’s as fun, colorful, and carefully structured as the cartoons themselves—and a must on every aspiring cartoonist’s bookshelf.

From mastering the correct facial proportions to drawing believable scenes with human and animal figures: that’s where this effective and engaging how-to course takes would-be cartoonists, whether they want to create a superhero or mock the latest political shenanigans. It teaches basic drawing skills, provides guidance on the necessary tools, covers a wide range of styles and techniques, and offers thoughtful projects that encourage experimentation and originality. The plentiful images delight while they instruct beginners on perspective and foreshortening; depicting the figure in movement and through body language; portraying furniture and common objects; and defining a sense of place. Develop a good sense of composition, see how to come up with ideas, and put together an effective portfolio. An artist’s gallery presents a range of enjoyable professional work, including caricature and political satire, children’s cartoons, slice-of-life sequences, and more.

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Marchant, a professional teacher and cartoonist, offers a broad overview of cartooning for the beginner. His modest goal is to take one from the bare basics, step-by-step, to a "reasonable standard of drawing cartoons and comic strips." Thus, Marchant fills a niche for aspiring cartoonists who want to create, and possibly publish, the general type of cartooning found in newspapers, magazines, comic books, advertising, posters, greeting cards, and the like. The wide variety of styles covers everything from superheroes to caricature and political satire. This introductory approach is most appropriate for public library collections. More advanced audiences should consider Christopher Hart's analysis of the rhythm and pacing of cartoon humor in his Drawing on the Funny Side of the Brain. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843401469
  • Publisher: Collins & Brown
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 691,988
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.36 (d)

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