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!"
Generously illustrated, user-friendly guide by popular illustrator presents abundance of valuable pointers for both beginners and experienced cartoonists: pen and brush handling; coloring and patterns; more.
Discover the fast and fun art of drawing comic faces! Chances are you already know how to draw some expressions. But you can only go so far with "happy," "sad" and "angry." In order to give your comic portraits some...character...you need to know what they look like when they are about to sneeze, when they smell something stinky or when they're flirting, terrified or completely dumbfounded! Good thing Drawing Cartoon Faces includes more than 70 step-by-step demonstrations to teach you how to capture the silly, whimsical and expressive faces you see in your imagination and of friends, family and strangers! With Drawing Cartoon Faces, you'll get expert instruction on: The fundamentals: Drawing heads, eyes, noses, mouths, hair and other features. The expressions: More than 70 step-by-step demonstrations for a variety of expressions and moods, from simple to subtle and complex. Storytelling: Move your story along using expression, point of view and composition. Put it all together to create multi character and multi panel art. With Drawing Cartoon Faces, you'll learn to draw like you never thought you could--and you'll have more fun than you ever thought possible!
Based on the Learn to Draw series, this bumper gift book for beginners is full of practical advice on drawing a wide range of cartoons, including comics, animated cartoons and caricatures. The text covers the essential aspects of drawing all types of cartoons and should prove a useful introduction for the budding cartoonist. It contains advice on the tools and equipment needed and all the techniques are very clearly and simply described, with numerous step-by-step examples and demonstrations, including over 400 cartoons and caricatures.
Mark Linley here proves again that YOU can draw and DRAW WELL! He will get you speedy RESULTS and make drawing people fun! First you map the outlines for the complete form. The shape of the head, the body, the arms, the legs, - all flow into that form, in proportion, before any detail is added. Then you advance (with bags of Linley encouragement!) in easy-to-follow steps that bring all the features alive. And, as you go, you acquire with ease all the special techniques for adding the finer points. One thing is sure. Within moments of opening this book you will be drawing people and amazing yourself and friends with your success!
Packed with step-by-step illustrations, this comprehensive guide provides all the techniques needed to master the art of caricature. Drawing caricatures has always been popular and this book makes it simple and enjoyable. All the fundamentals are covered, to give the reader a sound foundation in caricature drawing techniques, with many step-by-step illustrations demonstrating how to put them into practice."