How to Draw Cartoon Animals

How to Draw Cartoon Animals


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Because people are captivated by the “human” traits in animals, especially those that make us laugh, animals have been an endless source of humor for cartoonists. We chuckle at the antics of Marmaduke and Garfield, recognizing in them amusing behavior in our own pets. We also find humor in more human-like characters such as the irascible Donald Duck and the gloomy Eyore because their personalities remind us of people we know. With their ability to make people laugh, animals are essential in the repertoire of every cartoonist.

In his latest book, Christopher Hart teaches an easy method for capturing the forms and expressions of animals. The book begins by showing how to create simple drawings with just a few strokes of the pen. Following the basic shapes, Hart goes on to depict animal personalities that are based on their physical traits. He covers many different species, from exotic African beasts to common breeds of dogs and cats. A final section shows how animals can be turned into “human” characters that stand upright and wear clothes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823023608
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 05/01/1995
Series: Christopher Hart Titles
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 288,778
Product dimensions: 8.32(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

CHRISTOPHER HART is the world's bestselling author of drawing and cartooning books. His books have sold more than 6 million copies and have been translated into 20 languages. Renowned for up-to-the-minute content and easy-to-follow steps, all of Hart's books have become staples for a new generation of aspiring artists and professionals, and they have been selected by the American Library Association for special notice.

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How to Draw Cartoon Animals 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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I've been drawing since I was 6 years old and have a keen interest in animals. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys drawing, especially if they enjoy animals too! Even if you don't like animals though, this book goes over basic shapes and how to put your imagination on paper.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for beginers or experinced artits. It teaches you how to draw all diferent animals step-by-step. It is excellet book and I love it! IT'S TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book really helped me draw animals really well! I was bad at drawing before but know I can draw really well! I recommend this book to any beginners!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the first ever art book I ever bought...looking back through my sketches I can really see that I have come a long way. i would really recomend this book to anyone who enjoys the pastime of was very helpful!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I REALLY love this book...I absolutly love to draw and this was my first cartooning book. there are TONS of pictures to draw...and its very helpful and EASY to understand!