By Christopher Hart

Aspiring cartoonists of every age can start drawing a repertoire of characters from the instant they stick with the wide-ranging but simplified classes that fill those instructive pages, written and illustrated by way of an all-time best-selling artist/teacher.

This whole direction, masking either caricature and animation options, starts with classes on easy comic strip physique shapes and facial expression. integrated are valuable comparisons among the true as opposed to the caricature head, a grin chart, and numerous how you can draw the preferred and expressive caricature eyes and mouths. subsequent come plenty of common physique poses, tips to draw motion strains, slow/fast move, comic strip fingers, enjoyable hair and garments types, backgrounds, and adorable caricature pets. very good instructions additionally specialise in supporting novices to discover and improve their very own comic strip type.

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The wrinkles and folds that appear on the garments are formed from beneath, where body joints are located. Wrinkles and folds will bring a sense of reality to a body in action. When the body moves, the wrinkles and folds increase and become more visible, and they always follow the body action forms. It is not necessary to indicate all the detailed wrinkles and folds, since there are so many. You should draw just major ones to emphasize the actions. Wrinkles and folds are located where joints move (see Figure 1-77).

The foot in this pointed position can be seen in many dance poses. The hand positions are opposite from the feet. The angles between the wrists and hands expand. The 1-44 Abstract Stick Figures in Dance feet are drawn tense and tight, but the hands are usually more relaxed, graceful, and sophisticated. Dancing bodies possess sculptured expressions of dynamics. To express sculptured and powerful characteristics, stress the movements of the head and torso and create an impression of powerful limbs.

The outer outline of the knee joint is relatively straight and stays behind both the thigh and lower leg lines; an indentation mark can be used to indicate the kneecap position. Be sure to attentively mold the calf curves and anklebones. The fullest curve point of the outer calf is higher than the fullest curve point of the inner calf. The inner anklebone curve is higher than the outer anklebone curve. If you draw a line at the fullest point of the calf from the inner calf line to the outer calf line and draw another line from the inner ankle to the outer ankle, you will see that the two lines are headed toward opposite directions (see Figure 1-35).

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