Love that Sponge Bob? Always lurking in Dexter’s lab? Wishing for Fairly Odd Parents? Millions of fans watch these shows avidly, often solely for their zingy, stylized look and hip visual jokes. Now there’s a drawing book just right for everyone who admires that quirky style: Cartoon Cool. Top-selling author Christopher Hart shows beginning cartoonists, retro fans, and all other hipsters how to get that almost-1950s look in their drawings. His trademark step-by-step drawings and crystal-clear text are sure to make Saturday mornings more creative!
Are you ashamed of the way you draw?
This book is here to help.
If you can’t draw a straight line, if you can’t even draw a stick figure, this is the book for you.
20 year animation veteran Luis Escobar, Storyboard artist for The Simpsons Television show has structured this book in a very unique way.
Using the model of a Kung Fu class, he takes absolute beginners from the most basic drawing conditioning to a competent level of drawing. Focusing on drawing cartoon characters.
A unique reference for creating and marketing original cartoons and comics
An original American art form, comics thrill millions of people across the globe. Combining step-by-step instruction with expert tips and advice, Drawing Cartoons & Comics For Dummies is a one-stop reference for creating and marketing original cartoons and comics. While many books tend to focus on specific characters or themes, this thorough guide focuses instead on helping aspiring artists master the basic building blocks of cartoons and comics, revealing step by step how to create everything from wisecracking bunnies to souped-up super villains. It also explores lettering and coloring, and offers expert marketing advice. The book’s color insert provides guidance on how to add color to cartoon creations.
Your guide to drawing sci-fi characters!
From post-apocalyptic Earth to extraterrestrial civilizations, get ready to explore the farthest reaches of your imagination and evoke your own original sci-fi worlds.
With Sci-Fi Fashion Art School you will learn to draw everything from scavenger-wear and exosuits to alien garb and space explorer uniforms. Starting with simple guidelines, you’ll discover how to create distinct characters just by varying facial features, body mass and hair. Beyond the mechanics of drawing, you’ll learn to make strategic creative choices by asking questions like: What drives your characters? Do they dress for survival or social status? What materials are at their disposal? The answers help you develop fashions, weapons and accessories uniquely suited to the environmental and cultural conditions of your particular world.
The Sci-Fi genre has no limits. With the instruction and inspiration inside, neither will you.
Inside Manga Workshop:
•30+ start-to-finish demonstrations teach you to draw women, men and children of all ages, perspectives and personality types, including classic manga schoolgirls, the boy next door, businesswomen, rock stars and gothic vampires.
•The Face. Using simple shapes, draw different eyes, noses and mouths to create endless expressions, from blushing surprise and happiness to full-blown tears—even cool hairstyles!
•The Figure. Follow easy guidelines to create proportionate characters—chibis and children, high schoolers and warriors—and place them in scenes. Plus, learn the secrets to drawing accurate hands and feet, including shoes!
•Color. Learn to color your manga with colored pencil, markers and digital drawing programs to reflect setting, genre, time of day and personality traits.
•Bonus pages show variations on facial expressions, common poses, extra outfits and how to use each in your story, plus special drawing demos, including an angel, vampire, witch, a magical cat and Chan’s own characters.
Includes publishing tips, words of advice and insider secrets!