Ed Nofziger invites you into the fascinating world of cartooning with a special emphasis on cartoon animals! In this amusing guide, you will learn how to draw a veritable jungle full of cartoon critters, including elephants, dogs, birds, bears, raccoons, and much, much more! Discover the importance of exaggeration and how to use it, as well as how to create expressions and convey emotion in your animal characters and their human look-alikes. With all this valuable information plus handy tips for drawing animal feet, knees, and hands, you'll soon be bringing your own animal characters to vibrant life. This comprehensive book is an essential guide for anyone interested in the world of cartooning!
Aspiring cartoonists of all ages can begin drawing a repertoire of characters from the moment they follow the wide-ranging yet simplified lessons that fill these instructive pages, written and illustrated by an all-time best-selling artist/teacher. This complete course, covering both comic strip and animation techniques, begins with lessons on basic cartoon body shapes and facial features. Included are helpful comparisons between the real versus the cartoon head, a smile chart, and various ways to draw the most popular and expressive cartoon eyes and mouths. Next come lots of typical body poses, how to draw action lines, slow/fast movement, cartoon hands, fun hair and clothing styles, backgrounds, and cute cartoon pets. Excellent directions also focus on helping beginners to find and develop their own cartoon style.
Learn the basics of cartoon animation from acclaimed cartoon animator Preston Blair! Join acclaimed cartoon animator Preston Blair as he explains and demonstrates the magic of cartoon animation. Learn to develop a cartoon character’s shape, personality, features, and mannerisms; how to create movements, such as walking, running, skipping, and sneaking; and tips on using lines of action and creating realistic motion. From cartooning basics to more advanced animation techniques, Animation 1 is a welcome introduction for artists ready to bring their drawings to life. Designed for beginners, the How to Draw & Paint series offers an easy-to-follow guide that introduces artists to basic tools and materials and includes simple step-by-step lessons for a variety of projects suitable for the aspiring artist. Animation 1 allows artists to widen the scope of their abilities, demonstrating how to animate a character, from character development to movement and dialogue.
Release on 2019-05-07 | by Jack Keely,Carson Van Osten
Learn the basics of cartooning
Author: Jack Keely,Carson Van Osten
Pubpsher: Walter Foster Publishing
Learn the basics of cartooning with Jack Keely and Carson van Osten! Cartooning 1 explores the basics of cartooning, from character construction to figures in motion, and shows you how to create a variety of lovable characters—from a perky puppy to a personable toaster! With step-by-step projects and artist's tips on drawing humans, cute critters, and anthropomorphized objects, you’ll find a wealth of charming cartoons to inspire and guide you as you learn the art of traditional cartooning, step by easy step. In this book, Jack Keely (with some help from Carson van Osten) invites you into the cartooning world and explains his drawing techniques, as well as his methods of developing a cartoon to its fullest. You will learn to impart personality and expression as you discover a host of tips and techniques that will help you bring your cartoons to life. This book will be a welcome addition to any cartoonist's library! Designed for beginners, the How to Draw & Paint series offers an easy-to-follow guide that introduces artists to basic tools and materials and includes simple step-by-step lessons for a variety of projects suitable for the aspiring artist. Cartooning 1 allows artists to widen the scope of their abilities, demonstrating how to animate a character, from character development to movement and dialogue.