Cartooning for the Beginner by Christopher Hart

Cartooning for the Beginner

byChristopher Hart

Paperback | June 15, 2000

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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.

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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 professiona...

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Title:Cartooning for the BeginnerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 10.9 × 8.3 × 0.44 inPublished:June 15, 2000Publisher:Potter/TenSpeed/HarmonyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0823005860

ISBN - 13:9780823005864

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If you ever wanted to draw cartoons, but weren’t sure how to go about it, help has arrived. Cartooning for the Beginner is the perfect guide to get you started. Written by best-selling author and cartoonist Christopher Hart, this text demonstrates both animation techniques and the comic strip style with succinct lessons of basic body shapes and facial features. You’ll learn how to draw a host of different action lines, body poses, cartoon hands, fun hair, clothing and, of course, expressive cartoon eyes. Further, Hart provides direction that focuses on assisting beginners to develop their own cartoon style. This is the perfect text for those wishing to express themselves through this fun and creative art form.