Cartoon Cool: How to Draw the New Retro Characters of by Christopher Hart

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Love that Sponge Bob? consistently lurking in Dexter’s lab? Wishing for particularly abnormal mom and dad? hundreds of thousands of lovers watch those indicates avidly, frequently completely for his or her zingy, stylized glance and hip visible jokes. Now there’s a drawing publication most appropriate for everybody who admires that quirky kind: caricature Cool. Top-selling writer Christopher Hart indicates starting cartoonists, unfashionable lovers, and all different hipsters the right way to get that almost-1950s glance of their drawings. His trademark step by step drawings and crystal-clear textual content are certain to make Saturday mornings extra artistic!

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And she doesn't need to either, because her hair should always look the same, no matter what. Not one hair out of place. And here's one more important note about the retro mom: her upper body is always short compared to her legs, and this holds true no matter what type of personality your retro mom has. 45 Pants with high hems (known as Capri pants) are a popular look. 46 Hair up in a bun, sleeveless shirt, and sandals. This is another good treatment for a mom character. This is the walkingabout-town uniform for moms.

You'll notice that even though her lower legs are skinny, they're not drawn as straight lines (a temptation among newer artists)—the calf muscles are still given shape and volume. And note the big feet: Characters who are dainty have small feet. Characters who are goofy have long feet. Don't hide the fact that she's goofy—flaunt it with a pair of flip-flops! Center line helps locate middle part for hair Now we turn to the character type that everyone loves to hate: the cruel, older sister. She should have just come into her tweenage years (10—12).

Thank you. The palm has two basic areas: the heel (A) and the thumb muscle (B). The heel section is longer, but the thumb section is wider. You can draw all the fingers at the same length, or you can vary them. I choose to make all of the fingers the same size, except the pinky, which remains shorter. The thumb has a fat joint at its origin where it sticks out. bont leave this out of your drawing! Joint at base of thumb sticks out Joint at base of thumb sticks out kid 32 Pudgy and short. teen adult / Not too angular or bony.

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