A Complete Guide to Cartoons, Caricatures, Comics and Animated Cartoons.
Based on the successful 'Learn To Draw' series, this bumper gift book for beginners is full of practical advice on drawing a wide range of cartoons, including caricatures, comics and animated cartoons.
The book covers the essential aspects of drawing all types of cartoons and is an ideal introduction for the budding cartoonist. There's useful 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 draw portrait, political, stylised or quick-draw caricatures
- Capturing the personalities of your subjects
- 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