Draw with the Cartoon Dude

Draw with the Cartoon Dude

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by Dave Miller
     
 

With over 250 pages, Dave Miller, aka The Cartoon Ddue, gives easy, step-by-step instructions and tips for beginning, intermediate, and even advanced artists on how to draw everything from basic shapes to robot sharks.

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With over 250 pages, Dave Miller, aka The Cartoon Ddue, gives easy, step-by-step instructions and tips for beginning, intermediate, and even advanced artists on how to draw everything from basic shapes to robot sharks.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Designed to look like an artist’s sketchbook and printed in color, this detailed tutorial demonstrates how to draw by starting with the basic shapes that make up people, faces, animals, and buildings alike. The need for practice is an underlying theme, with one page left blank on each spread for kids to replicate and expand on the ideas Miller puts forth. Templates to draw princesses, skulls, dinosaurs, fantasy creatures, and robots will appeal to a broad audience (along with the mix of realistic, cartoony, and caricatured drawing styles), while Miller’s encouraging tone (“Let’s start building a picture, shall we?”) should inspire confidence. Ages 8–up. (Nov.)
Children's Literature - Kristin Harris
The right attitude is critical in all of life's endeavors. The author encourages readers to not question whether they can or cannot draw, but simply approach drawing with an inquiring mind and the question, "How do I do it?" As with all good drawing instruction, basic geometric shapes are introduced as the essential building blocks for an artist. Squinting facilitates seeing these basic geometric shapes (square, circle, triangle and rectangle). The first few pages focus on the human body. Illustrations are provided as a guide to copy and blank pages are available for the reader to make their own drawings. While most of the images are line drawings, perspective and shading are introduced. The second section focuses on animals such as hamsters, pigs, birds and the perennial favorite dinosaurs. An extensive collection of sample drawings, it also includes fantasy creatures, aliens, cars and objects from outer space. This book would be more useful with a table of contents, page numbers and an index. However, any kid who loves to draw cartoon-style will probably not even notice the lack of those conveniences. Reviewer: Kristin Harris

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609050689
Publisher:
Blue Apple Books
Publication date:
09/27/2011
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Dave Miller, aka "The Cartoon Dude", has been a professional illustrator for more than 20 years, and has worked in a variety of artistic disciplines, including comic books, music video, story-boarding, caricatures, and product design. He opened the CBM School of Cartooning and Illustration, which offers classes that focus on showing young artists what is possible with a good pencil and an imagination.

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Draw with the Cartoon Dude 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for kids who would like to learn to draw cartoons. They use it in my granddaughter's "Cartoon Madness" 4th Grade class and she loves it (and the class).