15 Books on Drawing and Cartooning

15 Books on Drawing and Cartooning

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Title: The Drawing Lesson: A Graphic Novel That Teaches You How to Draw

Read This Comic and Start Drawing Today For the first time ever, drawing instructor and graphic novelist Mark Crilley brings his easy-to-follow artistic instruction to aspiring artists in the form of a comic book, providing you with a one-of-a-kind how-to experience. In The Drawing Lesson, you’ll meet David—a young boy who wants nothing more than to learn how to draw. Luckily for David, he’s just met Becky—his helpful drawing mentor. Page by page, Becky teaches David (and you!) about the essential fundamentals that artists need in order to master drawing, all in a unique visual format. In panel after panel, Crilley provides lessons on shading, negative space, creating compositions, and more, with accompanying exercises that you can try for yourself. Are you ready to start your drawing lesson today?
Author(s): Mark Crilley
ISBN 13: 9780385346337
Pages: 144
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Title: Whoosh!

Take your drawing skills to a whole new level as you learn how to create attention-grabbing drawings that practically leap off the pages.
Author(s): Carlos Gomes Cabral
ISBN 13: 9781438007243
Pages: 160
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Title: How to Draw Cool Stuff

"How to Draw Cool Stuff: Basics, Shading, Texture, Pattern and Optical Illusions" is the second book in the How to Draw Cool Stuff series.
Author(s): Catherine V Holmes
ISBN 13: 9780692382516
Pages: 222
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Title: Draw 50 Buildings and Other Structures: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Castles and Cathedrals, Skyscrapers and Bridges, and So Much More...

Draw 50 Buildings and Other Structures teaches aspiring artists how to draw with ease by following simple, step-by-step instructions. Celebrated author Lee J. Ames shows readers how to draw famous structures from all over the world, as well as an igloo, a barn and silo, a windmill, and even a teepee. Ames's illustration style and renowned drawing method has made him a leader in the step-by-step drawing manual, and the 31 books in his Draw 50 series have sold more than three million copies. Ames's instruction allows seasoned artists to refine their technique and guides amateurs to develop their own artistic abilities. Even the youngest artists can draw the tallest, grandest structures. It's easy to construct any type of building when it's done the Draw 50 way.
Author(s): Lee J. Ames
ISBN 13: 9780823086047
Pages: 64
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Title: Figure It Out! Human Proportions: Draw the Head and Figure Right Every Time (Christopher Hart Figure It Out!)

When the proportions are right, the drawing looks right! Most artists whose work features the human head and figure don't have the time or opportunity to draw directly from models, so it's essential that they acquire the skills and tools to draw them accurately without using direct reference. Now, thanks to Chris Hart's foolproof method, even beginners can quick-check the proportions of their head and figure drawings, identify errors, and swiftly fix mistakes. Richly illustrated with drawings from various angles, this follow-up to Hart's bestselling Figure It Out! includes step-by-step demonstrations and lessons that lead readers through the process.
Author(s): Christopher Hart
ISBN 13: 9781936096732
Pages: 144
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Title: Draw 50 Sharks, Whales, and Other Sea Creatures: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Great White Sharks, Killer Whales, Barracudas, Seahorses, Seals, and More...

Lee Ames, together with Warren Budd, present 50 inhabitants of the deep in step-by-step sketches. "Includes no less than 11 kinds of sharks and 13 animals of the whale family." — School Library Journal.

Author(s): Lee J. Ames
ISBN 13: 9780823085712
Pages: 64
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Title: Draw 50 Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Tyrannosauruses, Wooly Mammoths, and Many More...

The tyrannosaurus rex, brachiosaurus, triceratops  and moa burst out in terrifying splendor to the  delight of all dinosaur fans. With a foreword by  George Zappler, Director of the Staten Island  Zoological Society.

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Author(s): Lee J. Ames
ISBN 13: 9780823085743
Pages: 64
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Title: Cartooning: The Ultimate Character Design Book

Chris Hart’s how-to-draw books have sold in the several millions of copies. Now, in his latest, he delivers detailed instructions, inspiring ideas, and invaluable tips for creating appealing and original manga-style characters. Character design is the key to success in comic books and animated films, and with this clear step-by-step guide, it’s a skill that can be quickly learned. Starting with the basics—body types, facial features, costumes, and expressions—Chris shows how to draw a hyper kid, bratty teen, lovable pooch, cool rapper, and many other distinctive types. Then, he takes the reader on a guided tour in search of original characters in places that range from suburban malls to the glitter and glamour of Hollywood and Beverly Hills.
Author(s): Christopher Hart
ISBN 13: 9781933027425
Pages: 144
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Title: Draw 50 Boats, Ships, Trucks, and Trains: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Submarines, Sailboats, Dump Trucks, Locomotives, and Much More...

Draw 50 Boats, Ships, Trucks, and Trains teaches aspiring artists how to draw with ease by following simple, step-by-step instructions. Celebrated author Lee J. Ames shows readers how to draw dozens of modes of transportation from throughout history, such as a Viking ship and the Santa Maria, as well as a nuclear submarine, a Jeep, and a tractor-trailer. Ames's illustration style and renowned drawing method has made him a leader in the step-by-step drawing manual, and the 31 books in his Draw 50 series have sold more than three million copies. Ames's instruction allows seasoned artists to refine their technique and guides amateurs to develop their own artistic abilities. Even the youngest artists can make any type of vehicle look great. It's easy to build all kinds of vehicles when it's done the Draw 50 way.

Author(s): Lee J. Ames
ISBN 13: 9780823086023
Pages: 64
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Title: Draw 50 Airplanes, Aircraft, and Spacecraft: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw World War II Fighter Planes, Modern Jets, Space Capsules, and Much More...

Targeted at young aspiring artists seeking to develop their technical skills and build a repertoire of subjects, particularly those relating to aircraft.
     Acclaimed author Lee J. Ames shows readers how to draw a range of aircraft with a comprehensive, step-by-step approach. His distinctive drawing method has proven to be successful for children and adults alike over the past 30 years, and has shown artists of the beginner to advanced level, how to draw everything from animals to airplanes. The reissued Draw 50 series puts a fresh spin on an old favorite.

Author(s): Lee J. Ames
ISBN 13: 9780823085705
Pages: 64
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Title: Modern Cartooning: Essential Techniques for Drawing Today's Popular Cartoons

Aimed at beginner artists interested in cartooning and at the countless fans of cartoons, animation, and comics. Not only are cartoons a form of entertainment, but they're an incredibly popular style of drawing! With a fresh and easy-to-follow approach to cartooning, Christopher Hart shows readers basic tips for creating a cast of the most hilarious, outrageous characters inspired by today's cartoons. Chock-full of tips, hints, and step-by-step illustrations, Modern Cartooning gives artists of all ages the tools they need to let their imaginations run wild. 

Author(s): Christopher Hart
ISBN 13: 9780823007141
Pages: 160
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Title: Draw 50 Animals: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Elephants, Tigers, Dogs, Fish, Birds, and Many More

Fifty furry, scaly and feathered friends are here for aspiring young artists to draw.

Author(s): Lee J. Ames
ISBN 13: 9780823085781
Pages: 64
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Title: How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way

Illustrates hitherto mysterious methods of comic art using as examples such Mighty Marvel heroes as Thor, The Silver Surfer, Spider-Man, and The Hulk
Author(s): Stan Lee;John Buscema
ISBN 13: 9780671530778
Pages: 192
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Title: Draw 50 Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Dragsters, Vintage Cars, Dune Buggies, Mini Coopers Choppers, and Many More...

Draw 50 Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles shows artists of all levels how to draw with ease by following simple step-by-step examples. Celebrated author Lee J. Ames shows you how to draw your favorite hot rods, sports cars, and clunkers, including Rolls-Royces, Bentleys, dump trucks, tandem bikes, and Harley-Davidsons, with drawings of classic models from 1870 to 1984. Ames’s drawing method has proven successful for children and adults of all ages over the past forty years. The twenty-nine books in the Draw 50 series have sold more than 5 million copies and have shown artists from beginning to advanced levels how to draw everything from animals to airplanes. It’s easy to have your dream car at your fingertips when it’s done the Draw 50 way.

Author(s): Lee J. Ames
ISBN 13: 9780823085767
Pages: 64
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Title: Cartoon Cool: How to Draw the New Retro Characters of Today's Cartoons

Love that Sponge Bob? Always lurking in Dexter's lab? Wishing for Fairly Odd Parents? Millions of fans watch these shows avidly, often solely for their zingy, stylized look and hip visual jokes. Now there's a drawing book just right for everyone who admires that quirky style: Cartoon Cool. Top-selling author Christopher Hart shows beginning cartoonists, retro fans, and all other hipsters how to get that almost-1950s look in their drawings. His trademark step-by-step drawings and crystal-clear text are sure to make Saturday mornings more creative!

Author(s): Christopher Hart
ISBN 13: 9780823005871
Pages: 112
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