The Master Guide to Drawing Cartoons: How to Draw Amazing Characters from Simple Templates (Paperback)
The author of the mega-bestselling Master Guide to Drawing Anime series brings the same inspiring and informative approach to cartooning. Many aspiring artists want to create original characters. That's the fun of cartooning. But character design lessons can be challenging. This beginner's guide to character design shows cartoonists how to make small adjustments to basic forms and shapes in order to come up with unique characters they can call their own. The book focuses on six areas: head and body types, exaggeration, personality, proportions, poses, and costumes. Anyone who has wanted to invent an original character but doesn't know where to start will find the answers in this complete and accessible instructional book that's chock full of clear step-by-step illustrations, expert instruction, and tons of helpful tips.
With more than eight million copies of his books in print, Christopher Hart is the world's leading author of art-instruction books. His titles frequently appear on the Bookscan Top 50 Art list. They also have a huge international audience, having been translated into more than 20 languages. In his more than 50 titles, he offers artists accessible, generously illustrated, and clearly written step-by-step instruction on a wide variety of how-to-draw subjects, including manga, figure drawing, cartooning, comics, fashion, and animals.