Drawing Cartoons

Drawing Cartoons : A Complete Guide to Cartoons, Caricatures, Comics and Animated Cartoons

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Based on the Learn to Draw series, this bumper gift book for beginners is full of practical advice on drawing a wide range of cartoons, including comics, animated cartoons and caricatures. The text covers the essential aspects of drawing all types of cartoons and should prove a useful introduction for the budding cartoonist. It contains advice on the tools and equipment needed and all the techniques are very clearly and simply described, with numerous step-by-step examples and demonstrations, including over 400 cartoons and caricatures. Some of the many topics covered in the book include: how to draw basic cartoons and create different characters; portraying expressions and gestures, and adding speech bubbles; how to develop your cartoon characters and create a narrative for them in comic strip form; writing scripts and graphic stories for your superheroes; how to give your characters a life of their own and make them move in animation sequences; making key drawings and creating a storyboard; how to draw portrait, political, stylized or quick-draw caricatures; capturing the personalities of your subjects.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 216 x 282mm | 1,043g
  • Collins
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 300 b/w, 100 col illus, (2-colour only), With index
  • 000714217X
  • 9780007142170

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John Byrne (Cartoons and Comics) combines a highly successful magazine cartooning career with running classes and workshops and writing and illustrated books. Alex Hughes (Caricatures) contributes regularly to a wide range of magazines and newspapers, as well as writing books. Janet Nunn (Animated Cartoons) has worked in animation for over 30 years, on both TV series and feature films.
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