The Art Of Cartooning & Illustration: Learn Techniques For Drawing And Illustrating More Than 100 Cartoon Characters, Poses, And Expressi

by Clay Butler, Dan D'addario, Maury Aaseng

Walter Foster Publishing | January 1, 2014 | Trade Paperback |

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From the scholarly cartoons of The New Yorker to the laugh-out-loud illustrations of the Sunday funnies, cartooning and animation have been popular artistic genres for myriad eras. In The Art of Cartooning & Illustration, aspiring cartoon artists will learn the basics of traditional cartooning and animation, as well as how to develop their own unique cartooning style, write storylines, and create gags. Beginning with an overview of the basic tools and materials, artists will discover everything they need to know about selecting and using pencils, erasers, paper, markers, and pens. This all-inclusive resource introduces artists to the elements of the craft, including composition, perspective, foreshortening, and color theory, supplying them with the valuable knowledge they need to achieve their desired results. Artists will learn a variety of cartooning techniques, such as the squash and stretch principle, exaggerating details, anthropomorphizing inanimate objects, and more. Beginning and experienced cartoonists alike will find comprehensive instructions for creating contemporary characters and expressions, from heads, to hands, to body shapes. Then artists will learn how to put those characters in action by creating movement, such as walking, jumping, dancing, and stretching. And no cartoon would be complete without learning to write dialogue. The Art of Cartooning & Illustration also includes helpful tips and suggestions for lettering and drawing voice balloons, as well as coordinating dialogue with movement. Finally, this book instructs artists on how to use digital imaging software to add color and special effects to their finished artwork. With its breadth of subject matter and instruction, The Art of Cartooning & Illustration is a must-have for any cartoonist's library.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 144 Pages, 8.66 × 11.42 × 0.39 in

Published: January 1, 2014

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1600583636

ISBN - 13: 9781600583636

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The Art Of Cartooning & Illustration: Learn Techniques For Drawing And Illustrating More Than 100 Cartoon Characters, Poses, And Expressi

The Art Of Cartooning & Illustration: Learn Techniques For Drawing And Illustrating More Than 100 Cartoon Characters, Poses, And Expressi

by Clay Butler, Dan D'addario, Maury Aaseng

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 144 Pages, 8.66 × 11.42 × 0.39 in

Published: January 1, 2014

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1600583636

ISBN - 13: 9781600583636

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From the scholarly cartoons of The New Yorker to the laugh-out-loud illustrations of the Sunday funnies, cartooning and animation have been popular artistic genres for myriad eras. In The Art of Cartooning & Illustration, aspiring cartoon artists will learn the basics of traditional cartooning and animation, as well as how to develop their own unique cartooning style, write storylines, and create gags. Beginning with an overview of the basic tools and materials, artists will discover everything they need to know about selecting and using pencils, erasers, paper, markers, and pens. This all-inclusive resource introduces artists to the elements of the craft, including composition, perspective, foreshortening, and color theory, supplying them with the valuable knowledge they need to achieve their desired results. Artists will learn a variety of cartooning techniques, such as the squash and stretch principle, exaggerating details, anthropomorphizing inanimate objects, and more. Beginning and experienced cartoonists alike will find comprehensive instructions for creating contemporary characters and expressions, from heads, to hands, to body shapes. Then artists will learn how to put those characters in action by creating movement, such as walking, jumping, dancing, and stretching. And no cartoon would be complete without learning to write dialogue. The Art of Cartooning & Illustration also includes helpful tips and suggestions for lettering and drawing voice balloons, as well as coordinating dialogue with movement. Finally, this book instructs artists on how to use digital imaging software to add color and special effects to their finished artwork. With its breadth of subject matter and instruction, The Art of Cartooning & Illustration is a must-have for any cartoonist's library.

About the Author

A native of the United Kingdom, cartoonist Alex Hallat has never had any art training--just a limited attention span, a love of comics, and a tendency to doodle in lectures at college. She started cartooning fulltime in 1999 and was immediately hired as the cartoonist for Brighton's daily newspaper. In 2003, Alex immigrated to New Zealand but currently lives in the leafy bayside suburb of Elwood, Melbourne in Australia. She has clients in the UK, New Zealand, and Australia and works with the American syndicate King Features, who distributes her comic strip, Arctic Circle. Starting with his grade school days, drawing dinosaurs and animals in notebook margins, Maury Aaseng has always been excited about drawing and art. After graduating with a BFA in graphic design from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, he moved to San Diego to begin an illustration career. His freelance work over the last eight years has spanned a variety of subject matter and illustration styles. The range of his work has included anatomical illustration and cartoons for medical textbooks, informative illustrations for young adult nonfiction, illustrated guides for out-patient care, custom watercolor work for independent authors, and logo design and creation. The variety has continued to fuel the creative spark that makes illustration work rewarding for him. In 2010, his artwork was featured in the Upstream People Gallery 7th Annual Color: Bold/Subtle Juried Online International Exhibition. Based out of
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