The Art of Cartooning (Dover Books on Art Instruction Series)

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With a little outside help, says veteran cartoonist Roy Paul Nelson, anyone with an interest in art can learn to draw humorous sketches. He proves it in this accessible guide to cartooning, offering beginners and professionals a complete manual for working in one of the world's liveliest art forms.
Briefly tracing the origins of cartooning, Nelson goes on to furnish tips for using proper tools and techniques; drawing the human figure, animals, and backgrounds; composing; doing ...
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Overview


With a little outside help, says veteran cartoonist Roy Paul Nelson, anyone with an interest in art can learn to draw humorous sketches. He proves it in this accessible guide to cartooning, offering beginners and professionals a complete manual for working in one of the world's liveliest art forms.
Briefly tracing the origins of cartooning, Nelson goes on to furnish tips for using proper tools and techniques; drawing the human figure, animals, and backgrounds; composing; doing gag cartoons, comic strips, and panels; creating editorial and advertising cartoons; and much more. Accompanying the easy-to-follow directions are seventy-five illustrations, including many of the author's own.
Designed especially for novices, this concise, readable guide will also serve as a refresher course for seasoned artists.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486436395
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 9/2/2004
  • Series: Dover Art Instruction Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,161,981
  • Product dimensions: 10.80 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Development of the Cartoon 1
2 Tools and Techniques 9
3 The Figure 21
4 Hands and Feet 37
5 Heads and Faces 43
6 Animals 49
7 Backgrounds 55
8 Composition 63
9 Gag Cartoons 71
10 Comic Strips and Panels 79
11 Editorial Cartoons 87
12 Illustrative and Advertising Cartoons 97
13 Lettering 105
14 An Audience for What You Draw 109
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