- Hardcover: 128 pages
- Publisher: North Light Books (June 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0891347453
- ISBN-13: 978-0891347453
- Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 7.9 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,870,219 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Toons!: How to Draw Wild & Lively Characters for All Kinds of Cartoons Hardcover – June, 1997
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There are six pages alone showing how to draw cartoon hands. As Randy says, "Hands deserve special attention. Hands are a very expressive body part, second only to the face. We use our hands to point, poke, pinch, pull, pick, and punch. Because hands say so much about us and our emotions, it's important to draw them effectively. Here's how:..." And he goes on to show 43 examples.
Moreover, Randy's heads, bodies, hands, animals, and cartoon props are boiled down to basic shapes, such as circles, ovals, squares, and triangles, making it easy for just about anyone to learn to draw them.
I highly recommend this fun-filled book for anyone who seriously wants a firm foundation in how to create cartoons, or even for the sort of soul who finds himself casually but persistently sketching on a restaurant place mat, or doodling while chatting on the phone. Who knows, there might be a latent cartoonist hiding inside you right now.
Toons walks you through the basics of easy-peasy drawing techniques. Things like balance, line-of-sight, expressions and motion are all covered thoroughly and completely. If you want to get into the world of art, this is an excellent first stop.
However, in a world of uniqueness and creativity, this book sort-of paints you into a corner. All the guides, practice recommendations and suggestions closely mirror the style of the artist. This is a great help if you want to learn how to quickly draw silly characters, but lacks in personal style development.
That aside, the book is littered with relevant and useful information and is definitely worth its price.
However, after I was off the phone with Amazon customer service over another issue, I received 5 emails of recent purchases emailed to me, which I had not requested. One CD was canceled (without my request) after receiving an email 1 minute prior of my purchase....(which occurred a week prior). Having called Customer Service in the past, I know this is not standard operating procedure. Is this a fit of the CS anger? It wasn't requested and unnecessary..
Amazon ignored the problem when I wrote them about it.
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Great book that will help me to explore becoming a cartoonist. Thanks much!Published 19 months ago by Cheryl "C.F."