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Drawing Cartoons & Comics for Dummies

Drawing Cartoons & Comics for Dummies PDF

This book Drawing Cartoons & Comics for Dummies is for people interested in drawing cartoons, whether they’re novices unsure where to start or pros who want to improve their art or find better ways to market themselves. Every top-selling cartoonist in the world started out as a beginner. It takes time, practice, and some talent to become a successful cartoonist, but it also takes determination and the desire to stick to it until you become good at it.

More important, this book Drawing Cartoons & Comics for Dummies PDF can show you how to create your very own cartoon characters in a fun environment. I give you step-by-step instructions on how to create not just human cartoon characters, but others like cars, animals, and other creatures. You may even decide to make an unusual inanimate object your main character! And because cartooning is more than just drawing, I also give step-by-step instructions on how to come up with ideas and color your cartoons.

Contents at a Glance

Part I: Drawing Inspiration: Getting
Started with Cartoons and Comics  5
Chapter 1: The Skinny on Cartoons and Comics 7
Chapter 2: Looking at the Different Cartooning Genres 5
Chapter 3: Getting Your Workspace Ready to Go 33
Chapter 4: Starting with the Drawing Basics 49
Chapter 5: Coming Up with Ideas 65
Part II: Creating Cartoon Characters  8
Chapter 6: Starting from the Top 83
Chapter 7: From the Neck Down 07
Chapter 8: Designing Human Cartoon Characters 29
Chapter 9: Giving Inanimate Objects Personality 59
Chapter 0: Exploring Anthropomorphism: Creating
Animals and Other Creatures That Talk 83
Chapter : Drafting Editorial Cartoon Characters 205
Part III: Cartoon Designs 0: Assembling the Parts  227
Chapter 2: Putting Everything in Your Comics in Perspective 229
Chapter 3: The Art of Lettering 249
Chapter 4: Directing the Scene 263
Part IV: Cartooning 20: Taking Your Cartoons
to the Next Level  273
Chapter 5: Cartooning in the Digital Age 275
Chapter 6: Making Cartooning Your Livelihood 295
Part V: The Part of Tens  33
Chapter 7: Ten Steps to a Finished Comic Strip 35
Chapter 8: Ten Secrets to Breaking in to a Cartooning Career 32
Index  329

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