Synopses & Reviews
Chris Hart's Humongous Book of Cartooning is a great value book covering everything the beginner needs to master cartooning. It teaches how to draw cartoon people, fantasy characters, layouts, background design and much more. This latest cartoon title from Chris Hart, the world's bestselling author of drawing and cartooning books, packs a wallop. It's the cartooning book that has it all: cartoon people, animals, retro-style "toons'", funny robots (no one has ever done cartoon robots in a how-to book before, and movies like "Wall-E" and "Robots" were smash hits and prove their appeal), fantasy characters and even sections on cartoon costumes, character design, and cartoon backgrounds and composition. The Humongous Book of Cartooning is humongous, not only because it's so big, but also because it includes a huge amount of original eye-catching characters and copious visual "side hints" that Chris is famous for. There is more actual instruction in this book than in any other of Chris' cartooning titles. In short, if you want to know how to draw cartoons, Chris Hart's Humongous Book of Cartooning is for you.
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
One of the world's bestselling authors of drawing and cartooning books packs all of his expertise and experience into one exhaustive, enormous guide to all things cartoon. 300 b&w illustrations.
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. His books have set the standard for art instruction with more than 2.5 million copies in print in eighteen 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.