The Cartoonist's Big Book of Drawing Animals

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All of Chris Hart’s how-to-draw titles are best-sellers. And the best-sellers among all of his best-sellers are the ones about animals. How to Draw Cartoon Animals, just one example, appears regularly on the BookScan Top 50 Art Books list, with more than 190,000 copies sold. Now The Cartoonist’s Big Book of Drawing Animals is ready to roar onto the market! All the most popular animals are here, including dogs, cats, horses, penguins, lions, tigers, bears, and elephants, as well as the favorite sidekick animals—pigs, kangaroos, giraffes, turtles. Simple step-by-step drawings show how to capture every cartoon emotion, from cutesy-sweet to begging to scheming, and how to create every box-office type, from baby animals to villain animals to clueless animals and much more. Faces, bodies, paws, feet, wings, tails—every part of dozens of animals is explained in this bumper book by the world’s leading author of instructional art books. It’s a mega-menagerie for cartoonists!
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CHRISTOPHER HART is the world's bestselling author of drawing and cartooning books. His books have sold more than 7.4 million copies and have been translated into 20 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, and they have been selected by the American Library Association for special notice.
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Watson-Guptill
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Published on
Jul 17, 2013
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Pages
224
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ISBN
9780823008292
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Language
English
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Genres
Art / Study & Teaching
Art / Subjects & Themes / Plants & Animals
Art / Techniques / Cartooning
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From the illustrator of the Denver the Guilty Dog series (based on YouTube's real-life Denver the Guilty Dog), comes this fun and easy how-to guide for drawing realistic-looking cartoons and caricatures of your favorite animals--even your own pets! Simple step-by-step instructions show you how to draw dogs, cats, horses and exotic animals--and then which features to exaggerate for whimsical caricatures. Using simple materials such as pens, pencils and paint, you'll learn to enhance your art with targeted lessons in animal anatomy--did you know horses can only bend their knees forward??--and basic breed characteristics. With additional tips from the illustrated Denver himself, you'll soon be creating cartoon animal friends with everything from furry paws and scaly tails to wrinkles, fins and feathers.

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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.
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