Ny useful tips here which is why I didn t give it just one star Most of those tips are pretty useless to the beginner though because they re all built on techniues that assume you already now how to draw such and such in a cartoon style in the first placeIf all I wanted out of this book was to learn to copy Hart s own illustrations it would be great But for learning the nuts and bolts of cartooning Sorely lacking It s less a beginner s how to book than a look at all the things you should do book The book is a good beginner book for people who love cartoons It has step by step guides and reference to go with It also includes some animation walk cycles step by step I am very satisfied by the uality of it It is simple and understandable. Movement; drawing pets and other animals; hair styles and hats; cartoon clothes; developing your own style; cartoon backgrounds; and comic strip and animation techniue.
How to determine the what That approach might be good for some people but I want something with beginner level instructionFor example Hart spends almost no time explaining or showing how to draw hair one of my personal struggles In 142 pages the first mention of hair beyond simply then add hair isn t until page 56 and that s in a chapter on common mistakes Mistake 8 Drawing flat hair Even there he has two illustrated examples of bad hair and two of good hair but few pointers on how to actually get from the before to the afterExcept for the very initial exercise on laying out a face there are no step by step exercises to follow and even that one just tells you where to put elements that he has yet to show or explain how to doThere are ma. N characters; the basic cartoon body shape; popular cartoon expressions eyes mouth; a smile chart; cartoon hands; cartoon body poses and balance; action lines; slowfast.
Whether you re a beginner wanting to learn the basics of your craft or already advanced looking for inspiration This book is a big help to get off the ground You can NEVER go wrong buying a Christopher Hart book Each one contains encouragement direction and examples at multiple levels where a person can or less self select This book says Beginners but it works for anyone either brushing up or just looking for inspiration even if they ve already been cartooning for a while Great bookHas visualsAnd examplesShows cartoons tooI like this bookI would recommend buying I m greatly disappointed in this book Hart devotes roughly 34 of the page space to illustrations showing you what to draw but very little in text or illustration explaining. This manual offers a complete course in creating a repertoire of cartoon characters Among the topics covered are the real versus the cartoon head; how to create your ow.