Drawing Cartoons and Comics For Dummies

Drawing Cartoons and Comics For Dummies

Brian Fairrington

Language: English

Pages: 368

ISBN: 0470426837

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

A unique reference for creating and marketing original cartoons and comics

An original American art form, comics thrill millions of people across the globe. Combining step-by-step instruction with expert tips and advice, Drawing Cartoons & Comics For Dummies is a one-stop reference for creating and marketing original cartoons and comics. While many books tend to focus on specific characters or themes, this thorough guide focuses instead on helping aspiring artists master the basic building blocks of cartoons and comics, revealing step by step how to create everything from wisecracking bunnies to souped-up super villains. It also explores lettering and coloring, and offers expert marketing advice. The book's color insert provides guidance on how to add color to cartoon creations.

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somewhat rough. He uses no perspective and little in the way of nuance. It’s a perfect counterpoint to the writing’s complexity — almost reassuring the reader that nothing is as bad as it may seem. After all, it’s hard to get too worked up about your own feelings of inadequacy when the issue is being raised by a kid with a round head sporting a single, curly strand of hair. The Peanuts’ creator in a nutshell Charles Schulz, the creator of Peanuts, was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1922.

punch line is carried by the image rather than the text. To accomplish this, you have to learn how a reader’s eyes follow the composition of a scene. The trick is to delay the reader from seeing the crucial bit of visual evidence until the last moment. Done right, the effects are sublime, such as the Addams cartoon featuring a crowded theater of guffawing patrons — among whom is hidden a Mona Lisa, her half-smile a perfect foil to the surrounding hysteria. ✓ Gary Larson: No gag cartoonist has

gives you tips on making cartooning as natural as writing your name. On the other hand, you may be picking up a pencil to cartoon for the first time. Perhaps you’re just addressing an interest in drawing that you’ve ignored for quite some time, or maybe you want to take up a new hobby. This section provides you the basic tools to start cartooning and perfect your art over time. Figuring out how to draw is mostly a matter of practice, so start simple and advance your art using the information in

bet is to try out many different types to see what works. You’ll probably be using a pencil to do light sketching and then inking over the light sketch with either a pen or brush and ink. With that in mind, I suggest you use a pencil that isn’t too dark when applied to the paper and that you can easily erase after you’ve inked your line art. Likewise, the paper you choose should feel good to you when you’re drawing on it. The paper should provide the right surface for the tools you’re using and

where cartoons of all kinds will be born and will flourish. 16 Part I: Drawing Inspiration: Getting Started with Cartoons and Comics Getting Funny with the Standard: Comic Strips Comic strips are a true American art form. The format is a short series of panels that communicate a brief story — usually ending with a punch line. Most strips have recurring characters, and some feature an underlying story line that continues from strip to strip. The power of the American comic strip is most

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