Modern Cartooning by Christopher Hart

Modern Cartooning by Christopher Hart

Author:Christopher Hart [Hart, Christopher]
Language: eng
Format: epub
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
Published: 2013-03-25T16:00:00+00:00

Notice the sizable paunch for such a short torso. He has a tummy but no chest.

Use a straight line for the back. It can be vertical or tilted slightly inward.

Use a straight line for the torso top, but with zero shoulders!

Keep his waistline very high up and wider than his torso top.

Cartoon office managers typically have zero muscle tone.

Okay, ready to live on the wild side? Once again you’re going to create a single shape as the foundation for the character. But this time it’s going to encompass the entire figure, including the head! Blown away? I’ll give you a moment to regroup. The cool thing about designing a single, overall shape for a character is that, no matter what body type the character has, the look ends up being retro. As with most cartoon constructions, once you have the basic outline, you can begin to make adjustments. Some of these may cause minor adjustments to the single-shape purity of the outline, such as this character’s overhanging tummy. But as long as you keep these exceptions few, it will still have that cool, sleek look.


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