Cartooning for the Beginner

Cartooning for the Beginner

by Christopher Hart


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Aspiring cartoonists of all ages can begin drawing a repertoire of characters from the moment they follow the wide-ranging yet simplified lessons that fill these instructive pages, written and illustrated by an all-time best-selling artist/teacher.

This complete course, covering both comic strip and animation techniques, begins with lessons on basic cartoon body shapes and facial features. Included are helpful comparisons between the real versus the cartoon head, a smile chart, and various ways to draw the most popular and expressive cartoon eyes and mouths. Next come lots of typical body poses, how to draw action lines, slow/fast movement, cartoon hands, fun hair and clothing styles, backgrounds, and cute cartoon pets. Excellent directions also focus on helping beginners to find and develop their own cartoon style.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823005864
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 06/28/2000
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 510,728
Product dimensions: 8.37(w) x 10.84(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

CHRISTOPHER HART is the world's bestselling author of drawing and cartooning books. His books have sold more than 7.4 million 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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Cartooning for the Beginner 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am looking for eyes and mouth expressions. I found page 23 (eyes and emotions) very helpful. I did miss the mouth section.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I belive this book helped alot . Its Easy enough for small children yet explained well enough for a older person it covers everything yet it dosent elaborate much i think its great for a beginner cartooner tho cuz you can read that see how you draw then find another book that will help you with what you need i belive this is the perfect book for cartooning and good for all ages and allaroung great !