Creative Cartooning

Master the Art of Drawing Cartoon Characters-step by Step!

Author: Tim Van De Vall

Publisher: Walter Foster

ISBN: 1600583776

Category: Art

Page: 64

View: 8133

DIVWith its combination of valuable tips, techniques, and engaging step-by-step lessons, Creative Cartooning is the perfect resource for learning to draw polished, professional-looking cartoons./div

The Art of Flash Animation: Creative Cartooning

Author: Mark Smith

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449613187

Category: Computers

Page: 464

View: 2443

Part animation guide, part Flash manual, The Art of Flash Animation: Creative Cartooning provides a practical primer on classic, hand-drawn 2D screen animation as well as an introduction to using Flash for creating your own cartoons. Section I discusses the terms and techniques of hand-drawn animation, character design, and storyboards, while Section II covers scanning, digitizing your artwork into Flash, and setting up scenes. Topics include how to animate a walk cycle; recording and editing dialogue, sound effects, and music; how to use recyclable symbols to make the animation process more efficient; preparing your work for video or web download.

The Creative Cartoonist

Author: Dick Gautier

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399514340

Category: Art

Page: 122

View: 613

An easy, fun guide to the popular art of cartooning. All the fundamentals are here--materials, basic techniques, and a host of crazy characters to copy. Step-by-step instructions teach the reader to develop hand-eye coordination and confidence.


Philosophy and Practice

Author: Ivan Brunetti

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300172591

Category: Art

Page: 89

View: 1879

Provides lessons on the art of cartooning along with information on terminology, tools, techniques, and theory.

Macromedia Flash Animation & Cartooning

A Creative Guide

Author: Ibis Fernandez

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media


Category: Computers

Page: 428

View: 1449

Featuring a color insert that documents the stages of the animation process, a definitive guide to Flash animation and cartooning covers every aspect of character creation and animation and provides an abundance of projects that explain concepts and practices. Original. (Intermediate)

Drawing and Cartooning 1,001 Faces

Author: Dick Gautier

Publisher: Perigee Books


Category: Art

Page: 125

View: 7920

Covers drawing techniques that pertain to the face, with specific instructions and examples of the ear, mouth, eye, and nose, and further delineates the process of depicting caricature, expressions, cartooning, aging, and children

Cartooning: Character Design

Learn the Art of Cartooning Step by Step

Author: Sherm Cohen

Publisher: Walter Foster Pub

ISBN: 156010967X

Category: Art

Page: 32

View: 9672

"Designing different 'types,' conveying emotion, adding props and costumes, developing a personal style

The Big Book of Cartooning

An Adventurous Journey Into the Crazy, Zany World of Cartooning!

Author: Walter Foster Creative Team,Dave Garbot

Publisher: Walter Foster Jr

ISBN: 1633221776


Page: 128

View: 3292

Get started cartooning, and create a wide range of fun, wacky, and unique characters! The Big Book of Cartooning provides a comprehensive, colorful, and creative guide for young artists-in-training to creating a wide range of cartoon characters. Learn the basics of cartooning, including how to exaggerate features, draw silly expressions, and create over-the-top gestures, as well as how to draw a variety of animals and characters. Featuring a variety of subjects, including quirky people and whimsical animals, as well as fantasy creatures, robots, and space aliens, The Big Book of Cartooning provides the essential techniques for drawing in true cartooning style. Each project starts with a simple shape, such as a circle or an oval, and then builds upon the previous steps toward a finished colored final. Tons of art tips are sprinkled throughout for a comprehensive learning experience, while an interactive format engages children for hours of creative fun.

Adventures in Cartooning

How to Turn Your Doodles Into Comics

Author: James Sturm,Andrew Arnold,Alexis Frederick-Frost,Center for Cartoon Studies

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781596433694

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 109

View: 5319

Once upon a time...a princess tried to make a comic. And with the help of a magical cartooning elf, she learned how--well enough to draw her way out of an encounter with a dangerous dragon, near-death by drowning, and into her very own adventure!--From publisher description.

Action! Cartooning

Author: Ben Caldwell

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780806987392

Category: Art

Page: 95

View: 7881

Offers step-by-step instructions for drawing faces, anatomy, creating emotion, and drawing figures in action settings.

Art for Kids: Cartooning

The Only Cartooning Book You'll Ever Need to Be the Artist You've Always Wanted to Be

Author: Art Roche

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781402775154

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 111

View: 5005

Provides budding artists with instruction on creating cartoons, along with advice on writing jokes, composing panels, and getting published, with an emphasis on original illustrations and developing a personal style.

Fantasy Cartooning

Author: Ben Caldwell

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402741944

Category: Art

Page: 95

View: 2686

The author of Action! Cartooning moves on to fantasy cartooning, presenting all the techniques necessary to create monsters, heroes, and magical kingdoms. Original.

Drawing and Cartooning 1,001 Figures in Action

Author: Dick Gautier

Publisher: Perigee Books

ISBN: 9780399518591

Category: Art

Page: 117

View: 325

Covers drawing techniques that pertain to figures in motion, with specific instructions and examples of action lines, standing, sitting, reclining, walking, dancing and sports motions

The Naked Cartoonist

Author: Robert Mankoff

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub

ISBN: 9781579122362

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 3420

Only people like that buy books like this...or write them." So says Robert Mankoff—and he should know. As cartoon editor of The New Yorker, and one of its most gifted contributors, he spends his life pursuing that elusive thing called creativity, and inspring it in others. If you've ever wondered where great ideas come from, or yearned to channel your creative energies, or just wanted some pointers on how to get those artisitic juices flowing—this book was written for you. Along with some help from his well-known cartoonist friends, Mankoff takes you on an entertaining words-and-pictures journey through the art, craft, and zen of cartooning, along the way providing lots of personal anecdotes about his development as an artist, and about life at the world's most urbane magazine. But you don't have to be an aspiring cartoonist to appreciate The Naked Cartoonist. Mankoff's wisdom, and his practical yet whimsical approach to the creative process, are designed to benefit anyone who has ever stared at a blank piece of paper or canvas and dreamed of transforming it into something truly original (and maybe even commercial). What's so funny? Mankoff knows best. He also knows how you can find your own personal voice and mesage, how you can learn from the masters of the past, how you can transform a current event into a comic tour-de-force...even how you can incorporate telling lies and taking naps into your daily work routine—and justify it.

License to Laugh

Humor in the Classroom

Author: Richard A. Shade

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563083648

Category: Education

Page: 127

View: 3782

Laughter stimulates creativity, reduces stress, and motivates students to perform. These are only some of the benefits that make humor a great tool for the classroom. With practical strategies, simple methods, examples, and classroom-tested activities, this book shows you how to use appropriate humor with students to make learning easier and more fun. Chapters cover how to introduce humor into your teaching repertoire, the benefits and caveats, and how to develop your own unique comic style. With laughter, you will become a more effective educator and make teaching and learning more fun All Levels.

Adventures in Cartooning: Christmas Special

Author: James Sturm,Andrew Arnold,Alexis Frederick-Frost

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1596437308

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 9968

The Magic Cartooning Elf and his friend, the Knight, join forces to help prepare a Christmas comic for Santa to give to all the boys and girls in the world, in a story with tips for writing, drawing and distributing comics.

3D Toons

Creative 3D Design for Cartoonists and Animators

Author: Steven Anzovin,Raf Anzovin

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764129513

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 2725

3D animation is today s hottest art form, and here s the perfect training manual to get 3D artists started! Both experienced artists and newcomers to 3D can discover the secrets behind creating fully dimensional characters for comics, web toons, graphic novels, and computer-animated short films. This book will also appeal to collectors, comics enthusiasts, and others who simply appreciate great cartoon art and want to know more about how it is created. The authors show how claymation and other traditional animation media can be given fresh life by using digital techniques. They also instruct with clear, non-technical explanations focusing on body and facial design, texturing, rigging, lighting, posing, and other aspects of building digital characters in 3D. Illustrated spreads graphically demonstrate how to conceive characters and scenes, then develop them into a finished narrative work. A gallery section showcases recent creations of some of today s leading 3D artists. Approximately 400 illustrations in full color.

Cartoon County

My Father and His Friends in the Golden Age of Make-Believe

Author: Cullen Murphy

Publisher: Farrar Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374298556

Category: Art

Page: 272

View: 8334

A poignant history of the cartoonists and illustrators from the Connecticut School For a period of about fifty years, right in the middle of the American Century, many of the the nation’s top comic-strip cartoonists, gag cartoonists, and magazine illustrators lived within a stone’s throw of one another in the southwestern corner of Connecticut—a bit of bohemia in the middle of those men in their gray flannel suits. Cullen Murphy’s father, John Cullen Murphy, drew the wildly popular comic strips Prince Valiant and Big Ben Bolt, and was at the heart of this artistic milieu. Comic strips and gag cartoons read by hundreds of millions were created in this tight-knit group—Superman, Beetle Bailey, Snuffy Smith, Rip Kirby, Hagar the Horrible, Hi and Lois, Nancy, Sam & Silo, Amy, The Wizard of Id, The Heart of Juliet Jones, Family Circus, Joe Palooka, and The Lockhorns, among others. Cartoonists and their art were a pop-cultural force in a way that few today remember. Anarchic and deeply creative, the cartoonists were independent spirits whose artistic talents had mainly been forged during service in World War II. Illustrated with never-before-seen photographs, cartoons, and drawings, Cartoon County brings the postwar American era alive, told through the relationship of a son to his father, an extraordinarily talented and generous man who had been trained by Norman Rockwell. Cartoon County gives us a glimpse into a very special community—and of an America that used to be.

Shapes, Lines and Dots

Cartooning, Creativity and Wellbeing for Kids

Author: Glover R Matt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995361300

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 88

View: 2227

Over one hundred cartoon based activities to expand the creativity of children aged 5 - 12. Combining basic drawing techniques and mindfulness skills, Shapes, Lines and Dots will contribute to better concentration, improved confidence and enhanced mental health. Plus, it's lots of fun!