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Learn to draw the silliest and scariest monsters, zombies, vampires, witches, mummies, and other creepy cartoon favorites.
Cartooning master Christopher Hart teaches aspiring artists all the drawing tips and tricks they need to create laugh-out-loud renditions of their favorite monsters and scary creatures. This jam-packed cartooning guide shows readers how to capture the lighter side of these creepy creatures by combining them with Hart's incredibly popular cartoon drawing style! Taking readers step-by-step through each monster type, Hart demonstrates how to draw everything from terrifyingly silly heads to wacky comic strip-like scenes of monstrous menace. Chockful of hints, humor, and horror, Monstrously Funny Cartoons is guaranteed to be a real scream for aspiring and professional artists, as well as all fans of things that go bump in the night.
|Product dimensions:||10.90(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)|
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I don't draw. But I know kids do and some more than others. Encouraging children's artistic talents is important for a parent. Sometimes kids like to draw armies, space flights, aliens, and yes, monsters. Is encouraging the drawing of monsters a good thing? I really don't think it is, but to encourage children to draw is important. The opportunity to review Monstrously Funny Cartoons really piqued my interest so I chose the book. Once it arrived, I immediately saw the author's/artist's sense of humor and definite talent to draw (pun intended) an audience of budding artists as readers. Christopher Hart has presented steps for drawing cartoons and explanations for each step. He shows how expressions, tilting of heads, positioning of hands can be accomplished and how important these are. This is an excellent book on drawing. The drawings are funny. Now I frankly must share what I absolutely don't like about it. Even though the name infers monsters as the subject of the cartoon drawing book, I did not anticipate the heavy load of monsters. Kids conjure imaginary monsters all the time and the entertainment media is overloaded with monsters - zombies, vampires, and all their kith 'n kin. I was anticipating a book teaching how to draw monsters that kids conjure up in their imaginations. I am assuming this book is directed more to the teen and adult interested in an illustration career and who has a penchant for the realm of dark-side-evil monsters. The majority of these are not dinosaur monsters, ghosts, or things that go bump in the night types of drawings. These are the "dark side" monsters. DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from Blogging for Books in exchange for my review. Opinions expressed are solely my own. I was not compensated for this review.
Monstrously Funny Cartoons Christopher Hart is more than an instructional book to learn to draw monster cartoon characters step-by- step. This book is also a commentary on the story behind each cartoon and monster. Unlike many other cartoon tutorial books that simply stop at the step by step process of drawing a figure- Hart actually provides some historical and cultural background on the subject as well. For example, not only is there an alien depicted as a cartoon= there is also a retro alien. There is a brief background provided on the origin and meaning behind the retro alien. For example- the retro alien has an ominous trench coat like cape with a high collar. Also the retro themed alien has one large omnipotent eye that can view everything. This contrasts with the traditional or modern alien. I found Hart's explanations and commentary just as much fun as the cartoons. The sketchy cartoons of monsters and creatures might not be fine art- but anyone into pop culture and media as well as young artists, may appreciate this unique cartoon book. The commentary contained is just as animated and lively as the cartoons. As a blogger I received a copy of this book published by Ten Speed Press for the purpose of writing this review.