Drawing Cartoons and Comics For Dummies

Author: Brian Fairrington

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470572085

Category: Art

Page: 360

View: 6984

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.

How to Draw Cartoons for Comic Strips

Author: Christopher Hart

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 9780823023530

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 9559

Shows how to draw cartoon people, dogs, cats, and birds, explains how to make animals act like people, and discusses composition, dialogue balloons, and layout

Drawing For Dummies

Author: Brenda Hoddinott,Jamie Combs

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118032004

Category: Art

Page: 384

View: 2027

The fast and easy way to learn to draw Drawing can enrich your life in extraordinary and unexpected ways. Drawing your everyday experiences can change how you and others see the world, while drawing from your imagination can give rise to fantastic new worlds. And, despite what you may believe, it's something just about anyone can learn to do. Drawing For Dummies offers you a fun, easy way to learn the drawing basics. Holding fast to the simple philosophy that only you can teach yourself to draw, it gives you the tools you need to explore the basics and move on to more advanced techniques. This revised edition of one of the most successful For Dummies guides includes Additional step-by-step instructions for drawing people, animals, still life, and more Coverage of effects, composition, and perspective How-to art projects that show you how to create your drawings from simple geometric shapes to finished artwork It's never too late to unleash the artist within. Let Drawing For Dummies, 2nd edition put you on the road to discovery and self-expression through drawing.

Figure Drawing For Dummies

Author: Kensuke Okabayashi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470465370

Category: Art

Page: 384

View: 1814

Figure Drawing For Dummies appeals to both new art students and veteran artists who find it difficult to proportionally draw the human form. The illustrations and examples in Figure Drawing For Dummies are designed to help readers capture this elusive figure.

Manga For Dummies

Author: Kensuke Okabayashi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118051054

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 432

View: 6148

If you love Manga, you’ll eat Manga For Dummies, right up. This step-by-step guide shows you how to create all of your favorite Manga characters from rough sketch through final full-color renderings. You’ll build your skills as you draw animals, mythical creatures, superheroes, teenagers, and villains—along with their weapons, cars, and homes. Soon you’ll be inventing your own characters and placing them in stylish poses and stirring action scenes. Before you know it you’ll be knocking out storyboards and plotlines for you own Manga book. Find out how to: Gear up for drawing with all the right tools and materials Develop the basic skills of Manga figure drawing Customize and accessorize your Manga characters Design spectacular weapons, gadgets, mechas, and vehicles Create 3-D drawings and give characters motion and emotion Write an exciting Manga Story Complete with a stunning, full-color 8 page insert, Manga for Dummies is your real-life guide to the ultimate fantasy world.

Making Comics

Author: Scott McCloud

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062045849

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 272

View: 7322

Scott McCloud tore down the wall between high and low culture in 1993 with Understanding Comics, a massive comic book about comics, linking the medium to such diverse fields as media theory, movie criticism, and web design. In Reinventing Comics, McCloud took this to the next level, charting twelve different revolutions in how comics are generated, read, and perceived today. Now, in Making Comics, McCloud focuses his analysis on the art form itself, exploring the creation of comics, from the broadest principles to the sharpest details (like how to accentuate a character's facial muscles in order to form the emotion of disgust rather than the emotion of surprise.) And he does all of it in his inimitable voice and through his cartoon stand–in narrator, mixing dry humor and legitimate instruction. McCloud shows his reader how to master the human condition through word and image in a brilliantly minimalistic way. Comic book devotees as well as the most uninitiated will marvel at this journey into a once–underappreciated art form.

Comic Strip Conversations

Illustrated Interactions that Teach Conversation Skills to Students with Autism and Related Disorders

Author: Carol Gray

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 9781885477224

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 39

View: 4379

"Comic Strip Conversations are based on the belief that visualization and visual supports, found useful in structuring the learning of students with autism, may also improve their understanding and comprehension of conversation....the use of a basic set of symbols [and colours] are used in [this book] to illustrate social skills which are abstract and difficult for students with autism to understand."--p.1.

Manga Art for Beginners

How to Create Your Own Manga Drawings

Author: Danica Davidson

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1510700064

Category: Art

Page: 220

View: 1015

With titles ranging from Attack on Titan to Pokémon, manga is a billion-dollar industry with millions of fans worldwide. Readers will love this step-by-step guide to drawing characters that resemble the Japanese comics and anime they love. In this book, fans can learn how to draw their own manga characters and join in on the fun. Manga Art for Beginners explores the basics, like how to draw faces and eyes, and gradually shows how to get into more complex drawings. Readers will learn to draw the following character types in easy, detailed steps: • Hero/Heroine • Schoolboy/Schoolgirl • Male and Female Ninja • Butler/Maid • Bishonen • Gothic Lolita • Shrine Maiden • Magical Girl • Chibi

How To Draw Cartoons and Caricatures

Author: Mark Linley

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 0716023504

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 7784

Learn to draw the fun way! Like almost everyone in the world, you are bursting with raw artistic talent just waiting to be released. In a few deft sweeps of your pencil, capture the character of your 'victim'. Use swift strokes to create a face that has instant appeal. Exaggerate the features to make a comical caricature. Brighten up someone's day with your own tiny bit of magic! "Yes, you can do it," says Mark Linley, "and I show you exactly how!"

The Art of Comic Book Writing

The Definitive Guide to Outlining, Scripting, and Pitching Your Sequential Art Stories

Author: Mark Kneece

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 1607747510

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 4768

A practical guide for beginner and advanced comic book writers that outlines the steps needed to successfully craft a story for sequential art. With this latest book in the SCAD Creative Essentials series from the esteemed Savannah College of Art and Design, comics writer and instructor Mark Kneece gives aspiring comic book writers the essential tools they need to write scripts for sequential art with confidence and success. He provides a practical set of guidelines favored by many comic book publishers and uses a unique trial and error approach to show would-be scribes the potential pitfalls they might encounter when seeking a career in comics writing. Supported by examples of scripting from SCAD's students, faculty, and alumni,The Art of Comic Book Writing strips away the mysteries of this popular artform and provides real-world advice and easy-to-follow examples for those looking to write for the comics medium.

Kids Draw Manga

Author: Christopher Hart

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780823026234

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 4442

Offers step-by-step instructions for drawing a variety of manga characters, including a swordsman, fighting robot, warrior princess, schoolgirl, and knight.

Fashion Drawing For Dummies

Author: Lisa Arnold,Marianne Egan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470887648

Category: Design

Page: 384

View: 2508

The fast and easy way to learn the art of fashion drawing This fun guide gives you dozens of step-by-step diagrams that walk you through the process of preparing creative illustrations that you can later develop into dynamic presentations for your design portfolio. Plus, you'll not only learn how to draw clothes and fabric, but also how to show details that make up the total look: faces and hairstyles, fashion accents, and a wide variety of textures. If you're an aspiring fashion designer, you know it's essential to be able to draw, prepare, and present a fashion drawing. Whether you have little or no prior drawing experience, Fashion Drawing For Dummies gives you easy-to-follow, non-intimidating instructions for mastering the drawing skills you need to design like a pro. Learn the rules and techniques of fashion drawing Draw the fashion figure in different poses and from multiple angles Discover how to complement your drawings with accessories, clothing, and style If you're a fledgling designer looking for non-intimidating guidance on learning the ins and outs of fashion drawing, this friendly guide has you covered!

Manga Studio For Dummies

Author: Doug Hills

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118051467

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 5965

Love Manga? The newest features of Manga Studio help you bring your ideas to life! The tools available in the latest version of this powerful program make it easy to turn your computer into your drawing board, and Manga Studio For Dummies makes it easy to get started. Discover how to use Manga Studio to begin creating comics in manga or Western styles, add color to your creations, and share them with your adoring public. It’s a breeze once you know your way around the program. Manga may have begun in Japan, but Manga Studio For Dummies is written in plain English, and shows you how to: Build and use page templates Rough in your comic with penciling techniques Work 100% digital, or use a combination of digital and traditional tools if you prefer Work with layers, rulers, and panels Add speech bubbles and sound effects text Ink your work and add tones Prepare your creations for print or distribution on the Web Written by a working digital artist, Manga Studio For Dummies covers both Manga Studio Debut and EX versions. As an added bonus, it even gives you a peek into the world of manga and comics in general. With the help of Manga Studio For Dummies, you just might find yourself among the comic artists whose work populates the Web and gathers thousands of fans! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Draw with Jazza - Creating Characters

Fun and Easy Guide to Drawing Cartoons and Comics

Author: Josiah Brooks

Publisher: Impact

ISBN: 9781440344947

Category: ART

Page: 144

View: 6531

-Draw with Jazza YouTube star Josiah Brooks breaks down an easy-to-follow method that will help you to invent and draw original characters time and time again. Whether sci-fi or steampunk, comic book heroines or tattooed action heroes, animal familiars or alien races, you will discover the limitless possibilities of creating your very own characters for comic books, cartoons, video games and more! No matter what your skill level, you can draw from concept to finished art with confidence. Jazza shows you how as he walks you through The Design Process!,---page [4] of cover.

Cartooning for the Beginner

Author: Christopher Hart

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0770434770

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 9216

Aspiring cartoonists of all ages can begin drawing a repertoire of characters from the moment they follow the wide-ranging yet simplified lessons that fill these instructive pages, written and illustrated by an all-time best-selling artist/teacher. This complete course, covering both comic strip and animation techniques, begins with lessons on basic cartoon body shapes and facial features. Included are helpful comparisons between the real versus the cartoon head, a smile chart, and various ways to draw the most popular and expressive cartoon eyes and mouths. Next come lots of typical body poses, how to draw action lines, slow/fast movement, cartoon hands, fun hair and clothing styles, backgrounds, and cute cartoon pets. Excellent directions also focus on helping beginners to find and develop their own cartoon style.

How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way

Author: Stan Lee,John Buscema

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671530771

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 7788

Illustrates hitherto mysterious methods of comic art using as examples such Mighty Marvel heroes as Thor, The Silver Surfer, Spider-Man, and The Hulk

Hockey For Dummies

Author: John Davidson,John Steinbreder

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118053567

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 974

Understanding Comics

Author: Scott McCloud

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006097625X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 224

View: 3108

Praised throughout the cartoon industry by such luminaries as Art Spiegelman, Matt Groening, and Will Eisner, this innovative comic book provides a detailed look at the history, meaning, and art of comics and cartooning.