Comics

Cartoon Cool: How to Draw New Retro-Style Characters by Christopher Hart

By Christopher Hart

Love that Sponge Bob? continuously lurking in Dexter’s lab? Wishing for particularly unusual mom and dad? hundreds of thousands of lovers watch those indicates avidly, frequently exclusively for his or her zingy, stylized glance and hip visible jokes. Now there’s a drawing ebook perfect for everybody who admires that quirky sort: caricature Cool. Top-selling writer Christopher Hart indicates starting cartoonists, unfashionable fanatics, and all different hipsters the right way to get that almost-1950s glance of their drawings. His trademark step by step drawings and crystal-clear textual content are guaranteed to make Saturday mornings extra artistic!

Show description

Read or Download Cartoon Cool: How to Draw New Retro-Style Characters PDF

Similar comics books

It's A Magical World: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection

While cartoonist invoice Watterson introduced that his phenomenally renowned sketch strip will be discontinued, Calvin and Hobbes lovers through the global went into mourning. enthusiasts have discovered to outlive -- regardless of the absence of the boy and his tiger within the day-by-day newspaper. It's a mystical global gives you the entire pride of vacationing its characters once again.

The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury

Now to be had for the 1st time as an e-book!

The cartoons during this book were specifically formatted for optimum viewing. The booklet will in basic terms paintings on colour pills and isn't meant for viewing on computer apps or black and white tablets.

The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes, is a treasury of the cartoons from Yukon Ho! and Weirdos from one other Planet! (including full-color Sunday cartoons) plus a full-color unique tale targeted to this assortment. thousands of readers have loved the large expertise of invoice Watterson. His ability as either artist and author brings to lifestyles a boy, his tiger, and the mind's eye and stories of his ardent readers. The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes selections up the place the basic Calvin and Hobbes left off. invoice Watterson"s Calvin and Hobbes continues to be the authority on humor.

Snoopy the Music Lover

"The Peanuts gang is a melodic bunch—and we’re not only conversing approximately Beethoven’s cadet, Schroeder. sign up for the crowd on those musical escapes, and shortly you’ll be whistling in addition to Woodstock. "

The Education Of A Comics Artist

This provocative anthology presents notion on easy methods to educate, imagine, and discuss comics within the lecture room and past. that includes essays via, and interviews with, greater than sixty pros, educators, and critics, the e-book offers an in-depth view of the paintings, company, and heritage of comics artwork.

Additional info for Cartoon Cool: How to Draw New Retro-Style Characters

Sample text

Junior doesn't dare complain to his parents, because snitches are dealt with extra harshly in prison, er, I mean home. If she shoots her little brother a bold I'll-get-you-for-this glare across the dinner table, their parents will never notice it. To them, she is always their little angel. 47 When two characters make eye contact, its imperative that the line of vision between them matches up. You should be able to draw a line from one characters eyes to the other’s. The younger the character, the deeper the curve of the forehead Yes, it's sisterly love at its finest.

For the flat, retro look, slice off the ends of the ponytails with a crisp, clean—and unnatural—line. This adds more style. Drawing a mature female figure in a side view requires a different approach to the leg treatment. Create the front of the legs with a single smooth line, while using a bumpy line for the back of the legs to indicate the upper thigh and calf muscles. 31 Thigh muscle curve Smooth line Calf muscle Leave space for the high heels when roughing out the character. Like people, hands have personalities, and you've got to draw them to reflect their owners!

One shape for upper body Ears stick out substantially and droop slightly for a sassy look 50 Its always good practice to draw the upper body as one shape first. belineate the blouse from the skirt later. In a 3/4 view, sneakers need arches! Make sure to add them, even if the character has flat feet. Sneaker arches This one's a tightly wrapped piece of work. She's got hair braided in tight, unlovely pigtails that are knotted so tight they're in danger of cutting off the blood supply to her scalp; oversized glasses; and teeth so big that at any moment she might mistakenly swallow her own chin.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.57 of 5 – based on 21 votes