Would you like to draw cartoons like those you see in comic books, on TV, or on the big screen? Ever wondered how to draw caricatures of your friends or famous people? Do you want to know how to draw manga-style characters? Collins need to know? Cartooning is the one-stop guide to all the practical skills and insider tips you need to become a successful cartoonist – and have lots of fun in the process.
1 The history of cartoons
2 Loosening up
4 Drawing cartoons
5 Bringing cartoons to life
6 Cartoon humour
8 Comic strips
10 Putting your cartoons to work
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Whether you’re a complete beginner to drawing or are already a keen cartoonist, this handy and accessible guide will have you creating your own cartoon world in no time. All you need to make a start is a pen, some paper – and of course your sense of humour!
Inside:15+ step-by-step demonstrations for drawing cartoons of the most popular animals. Learn to draw from reference photos--or even your pets themselves!Chapters devoted to dogs, cats, horses and exotic pets--from hedgehogs and hens to lizards and fish.50+ drawing lessons on breeds and types; animal anatomy; common colors for fur, feathers and scales; funny personality traits, dynamic poses and more.Basic techniques for traditional tools--pencil, paint, ink and charcoal--plus advice for digital painting and drawing programs.How to use simple shapes, line sketches and straightforward color-building methods to easily create animals' heads, bodies, features and unique color markings.Learn which features to enlarge--droopy ears, fluffy tails, big eyes or nosey noses--and which expressions to amplify for fun and funny animal cartoons and caricatures.