1-2-3 Draw Cartoon Monsters

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North Light Books, Sep 24, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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Whimsical, appealing drawings spring like magic from the page as young artists learn how to make charming creations from simple shapes. Each step is carefully shown and finished in full color. Fun examples and instructions all but guarantee success for budding cartoonists!

Starting with simple shapes and the most basic materials, professional cartoonists Steve Barr and Freddie Levin show young artists the essential skills involved in combining shapes to make characters and objects, simplifying and coloring them. With clear, step-by-step instructions, young artists will learn to draw a variety of fun and friendly cartoon monsters. Starting with the basic shapes, the easily-followed lessons lead to full-color final drawings.

And in addition to traditional favorites such as Frankenstein, Count Dracula, the Mummy and vampires, Steve Barr includes a number of originals. 1-2-3 Draw Cartoon Monsters includes plenty of humor and encouragement, including a reproducible cartoonist's apprentice certificate.

 

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Contents

Before you begin
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Cartooning tips
5
Basic Shapes and Lines
6
Monster face front view
7
Monster face side view
8
Grouchy monster face
10
Oneeyed monster
12
Oneeyed monsters cousin
14
Hairy monster
28
Abominable snowman
30
Swamp monster
32
Werewolf
34
Twohorned monster
36
Grouchy monster
38
Ogre
40
Monster feelings
44

Claw monster
16
Frankensteins Monster
18
Mummy
22
Vampire
24
Count Dracula
26
Gargoyle
46
Lizard monsters
50
Monster surprise game
61
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About the author (2004)

Steve Barr is an artist specializing in the illustration of children's books, board games, card decks and other educational products. He is also the author and illustrator of a nationally syndicated comic strip. He lives in Columbus, North Carolina.

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