Modern Cartooning: Essential Techniques for Drawing Today's Popular Cartoons [NOOK Book]

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Aimed at beginner artists interested in cartooning and at the countless fans of cartoons, animation, and comics. Not only are cartoons a form of entertainment, but they're an incredibly popular style of drawing! With a fresh and easy-to-follow approach to cartooning, Christopher Hart shows readers basic tips for creating a cast of the most hilarious, outrageous characters inspired by today's cartoons. Chock-full of tips, hints, and step-by-step illustrations, Modern Cartooning gives artists of all ages the tools ...
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Modern Cartooning: Essential Techniques for Drawing Today's Popular Cartoons

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Overview

Aimed at beginner artists interested in cartooning and at the countless fans of cartoons, animation, and comics. Not only are cartoons a form of entertainment, but they're an incredibly popular style of drawing! With a fresh and easy-to-follow approach to cartooning, Christopher Hart shows readers basic tips for creating a cast of the most hilarious, outrageous characters inspired by today's cartoons. Chock-full of tips, hints, and step-by-step illustrations, Modern Cartooning gives artists of all ages the tools they need to let their imaginations run wild.
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Everyone likes cartoons. (Richard Nixon didn't, but that might be the exception that proves the rule.) Of course, liking them and executing them well are different things and all too many promising cartooning careers are snapped in the bud. Cartooning guru Christopher Hart (Basic Drawing; Basic Anatomy for the Manga Artist) knows that the best way to master the art is to jump in and draw characters that engage our imaginations. With its tips, step-by-step instructions, and great examples, his Modern Cartooning instructs as it entertains. This budget-priced trade paperback and NOOK Book original ranks as a perfect primer for beginners.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823007158
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 3/26/2013
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 301,551
  • File size: 19 MB
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Meet the Author

Christopher Hart
CHRISTOPHER HART is the world's bestselling author of drawing and cartooning books. His books have sold more than 3.1 million English-language 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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"First, let’s examine the various theories of cartooning from a contextual standpoint. Oh, what the heck, let’s just start drawing! 
You may be wondering if it’s possible to create cartoons with personality by beginning at a basic level. You foolish, foolish mortal. You’re only half right. The faces you’re going to begin with are easy to draw, but they’re also pro-level character designs that are highly entertaining and stuffed with personality. You can achieve these results by using a few simple head shapes and filling them with simplified facial features. But there’s more to it than that: The initial construction of the head shape (in this case, a circle) should remainconspicuous even in the final character design. This technique causes the head shape to appear as an obvious feature of your cartoon character. The basic head construction does not just serve as a guideline for the finished drawing; it becomes a caricature of a “regular” head. "
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    Cool Characters

    I love this book of art because you draw what ever you want.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Pre-Order only for 15.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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