By Christopher Hart

ISBN-10: 0823005879

ISBN-13: 9780823005871

Love that Sponge Bob? continuously lurking in Dexter’s lab? Wishing for particularly abnormal mom and dad? hundreds of thousands of fanatics watch those exhibits avidly, usually completely for his or her zingy, stylized glance and hip visible jokes. Now there’s a drawing booklet appropriate for everybody who admires that quirky variety: comic strip Cool. Top-selling writer Christopher Hart indicates starting cartoonists, unfashionable lovers, and all different hipsters how one can get that almost-1950s glance of their drawings. His trademark step by step drawings and crystal-clear textual content are bound to make Saturday mornings extra inventive!

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Hairline doesn t travel through glasses 51 Draw small, horizontal rectangles on the teeth; these are connected to one another by one horizontal line running through them. But no matter how you draw braces, the most important thing to remember is to draw gigantic teeth first. If the teeth aren't big, you'll never see the braces clearly, the teeth will look cluttered, and no one will know what that stuff is that you drew on them. 52 What better place to plot your revenge than seated behind your victim in class.

Cover it with either a turtleneck or an ascot. A character whose neck slopes forward usually looks better with a slack jaw and no chin. You can take this type of character as far as you like. You can cast him as a good student; a brilliant scholar; or, with the correct expression, a world-dominationdesiring supergenius. He should have a very big head for the extra room his skull needs to house his superior brain (notice how the back of his head bulges), a puny body, and large glasses. And he has to dress like a nerd (notice the white socks and regular shoes—he doesn't own a pair of sneakers).

He's flying through the air, horizontally, with an arm out, and yet, it's so goofy that it works. But, it's necessary to turn the background into a canvas of speed lines, otherwise, he'd look like a statue frozen in air. Again, the "walking pose" is the model for the punch: one arm is forward and the other is back; one leg is forward and the other is back. The body leans into the punch, and one foot is off the ground. It works, but we've all seen it before, many, many times. One arm is up; the other is held out for balance.

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