Cartooning gives budding artists an opportunity to expand their skills in creating amusing characters and developing dramatic scenes. This accessible guide breaks down the entire process: drawing figures, both human and animal; capturing specialist areas such as heads, faces, and hands; conveying a range of expressions and distinctive features; and even designing appropriate costumes. Put your favorite medium to paper and make a monster, complete with effects; a personality-filled rat; an adorably grumpy bulldog; and a man riding a donkey. Duotone lines highlight each step, and the lessons incorporate various types of drawing materials, including pencil, pen, crayon, paints, and charcoal.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
David Antram studied at Eastbourne College of Art and then worked in advertising for 15 years before becoming a full-time illustrator. He has since illustrated well over 100 titles, mainly for children and young adults, including around 60 in the bestselling You Wouldn’t Want to Be series.