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Oodles of Doodles
     

Oodles of Doodles

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by Mike Artell
 
These simple little cartoons that people scribble while they’re chatting on the phone or listening to someone boring can also really improve a person’s drawing skills. Just a few strokes—a rainbow arc, a wavy line, a small cone for a stem—make an acorn appear on the page. Complete the picture by giving it a smiley face and a “speech balloon

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These simple little cartoons that people scribble while they’re chatting on the phone or listening to someone boring can also really improve a person’s drawing skills. Just a few strokes—a rainbow arc, a wavy line, a small cone for a stem—make an acorn appear on the page. Complete the picture by giving it a smiley face and a “speech balloon” with some witty words inside. It’s just a short jump from a single picture to a full-fledged comic strip.

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Children's Literature
Simple instructions for drawing about one hundred objects are arranged alphabetically. An arc becomes an acorn, the letter b backwards and forwards turns into a bone and a tall rectangle is transformed into an owl. Each drawing starts out with a few lines, becomes a recognizable object and then there is a twist. A gingerbread man begins as an outline, a mouth and eyes are added. The final drawing shows a Christmas tree with numerous gingerbread men as ornaments. A drawing of a hand starts with a circle. Fingers and then added and the part of the circle at the base of each finger is erased. A more complex problem is drawing a hand when part of it is hidden, in this case holding a can. This is not traditional doodling, that geometric organic composite that grows out of control. Lines and shapes are the foundation of drawing. This is a book for people who want to learn to draw by copying cartoon style drawings, a very common approach. 2003, Sterling Publishing, Ages 6 to 12.
—Kristin Harris

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806993669
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
7 - 12 Years

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