Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing



This title includes expert techniques and projects, shown in more than 2000 illustrations. This is a comprehensive and detailed guide to the art of cartooning, suitable for both beginners and experienced artists. It details all stages of the creative process, from developing a range of characters, such as animals, wizards and pirates, to completing an action-packed cartoon strip with speech. It includes over 150 practical exercises and projects, such as a vivid battle scene, a Shojo heroine, and using 3-D Illustrator effects. It features sections on how to digitally enhance your cartoons and manga drawings and transform them into animation. It includes over 2500 beautiful colour and black-and-white illustrations. This dynamic book provides a detailed guide to drawing your own cartoons traditionally and digitally. Divided into two sections, the first, Drawing Cartoons, provides guidance from how to show a range of facial expressions to drawing hands, feet, shoes and clothing. It also explains the importance of viewpoint, perspective, lighting, scale, focus and mood.
The second section, Drawing Manga, begins by explaining the rules of designing manga characters, such as drawing features such as eyes and hair, and how to define gender, age, good or evil. There are special features on genres such as shojo and shonen, and super-deformed manga characters in both hand-drawn and digital mediums, as well as on anime which includes how to transform your drawings into live-action cartoons. With over 2500 inspiring drawings and 150 step-by-step exercises and projects, this practical book is an easy-to-use guide, which will show you how to produce your own amazing cartoons.


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Curtis Tappenden is a professional painter and illustrator, holding an international reputation for his versatile editorial and book illustrations. Ivan Hissey studied design and illustration at Brighton University and the Royal College of Art, and has illustrated continuously in a wide range of media for over 30 years. Rik Nicol is an artist who works in a range of creative fields including animation, illustration, music and graphic design. Tim Seeling is a freelance illustrator and designer who has provided mixed-media cover art for albums, books, comics and graphic novels. Yishan Li is a professional manga artist whose work has been published worldwide.

General Fields

  • : 9780754823735
  • : Anness Publishing
  • : Anness Publishing
  • : July 2011
  • : 173mm x 220mm
  • : July 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : 741.51
  • : AFF
  • : over 2500 colour photographs