Synopses & Reviews
Learn the insider secrets professional cartoonists use to turn regular cartoon animals into completely cute characters
Warm and fuzzy characters all have that “certain something” that makes them so memorable and darling. But what exactly is it? This sought-after, ultra-cute quality is based on specific techniques that, when applied to character design, result in irresistible cartoon animals. With Cartoon Cute Animals, these are techniques that you can learn, too!
Perfect for anyone interested in cartooning, from the aspiring animator looking for how-to instruction to the expert illustrator seeking inspiration, Cartoon Cute Animals covers the broadest possible spectrum of popular species as well as an array of more exotic animals such as the ferret, armadillo, meerkat, and porcupine.
Years of experience and expert knowledge have been distilled into one easy-to-follow guide that is full of simple instructions and visual examples to help you create the most adorable cuties ever put to paper!
andldquo;In this fun and colorful guide to creating cartoon characters, Hart (Manga for the Beginner; Modern Cartooning) walks readers through the basics of drawing heads, features of the face, expressions, and how the face moves; and how and what to exaggerate or distort for maximum comic effect. He also discusses the expressive power of hair and demonstrates a few techniques for shading and depicting three-dimensionality. Hart encourages readers to explore their cartoon inventiveness with dozens of simple exercises throughout the book. Most important, over the course of the activities, readers will learn how to draw an individual character convincingly and consistently through a range of different angles. VERDICT: Although the ideal audience here is children and younger teens, artists of any age wishing to reconnect with their sense of whimsy can enjoy this guide.andrdquo; andmdash; Library Journal
For the broad audience of aspiring cartoonists and animators looking to infuse personality into their animal drawings, bestselling artist and teacher Hart provides an in-depth tutorial to drawing charming, cute, and irresistible animals.
Make a faceand#8212;a funny face! That's where a cartoon character's personality begins,and#160;and bestselling author Christopher Hart presents the ultimate, masterfully detailed tutorial on the topic. His accessible, step-by-step demonstrations explore a range of facial features and show how to build a character, from head types to expressions to movement. An introductory section covers shading techniques, and there's advice on drawing the body.
Make a faceand#8212;a funny face! The personality of a cartoon character begins with the face: the head, the features, the expressions. Get that right and you can create a memorable personality. Bestselling how-to-draw author Christopher Hart presents the ultimate tutorial on the topic in masterful detail, covering characters both male and female, from babies to adults, in all shapes and sizes. His accessible, step-by-step demonstrations go through all the features and explain how to build a character. Explore appealing cartoon head types; see how to create a variety of eyes, brows, mouths, and popular hairstyles; and learn how to turn the head in different directions while maintaining a character's visual integrity. An introductory section discusses essential shading techniques while a bonus section shows the basics of drawing the entire body.
About the Author
CHRISTOPHER HART is the world’s bestselling author of drawing and cartooning books. Hart is also the author of Manga for the Beginner, Manga Mania Shoujo, Manga Mania Chibis and Furry Characters, and Manga Mania Magical Girls and Friends. His books have set the standard for art instruction, both nationally and internationally, with 2.5 million copies in print in 18 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 professionals, and they have been selected by the American Library Association for special notice.