By Christopher Hart
Love that Sponge Bob? consistently lurking in Dexter’s lab? Wishing for really atypical mom and dad? thousands of lovers watch those indicates avidly, frequently exclusively for his or her zingy, stylized glance and hip visible jokes. Now there’s a drawing ebook wonderful for everybody who admires that quirky variety: caricature Cool. Top-selling writer Christopher Hart indicates starting cartoonists, unfashionable lovers, and all different hipsters tips to get that almost-1950s glance of their drawings. His trademark step by step drawings and crystal-clear textual content are certain to make Saturday mornings extra artistic!
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Conserve motion by eliminating the swinging arm movement that you see in traditional cartoons. retro Traditional 62 Tilt hands backward at wrists for a funny look Even a pose as breezy as leaning against a surface can be done in a funny, retro way. Again, conserve the movement and bring the body inward. retro Traditional A karate kick will be retro if you focus more on the attitude than on the technique of the kick itself. Look how much less motion there is in the retro kick than in the traditional one.
Make sure the torso is placed slightly down inside of the hip area (see drawing at right). Note that the bottom of the torso shape is quite thin. This is important! There should be no gradual widening from the waist to the hips—it's a sudden shift in shape. That abruptness, that lack of subtlety, is what you're looking for. It gives your cartoons that retro look. The final female torso looks like this. It, too, can be stretched, thinned out, or adjusted in any way according to your own taste and inspiration.
Retro Traditional 62 Tilt hands backward at wrists for a funny look Even a pose as breezy as leaning against a surface can be done in a funny, retro way. Again, conserve the movement and bring the body inward. retro Traditional A karate kick will be retro if you focus more on the attitude than on the technique of the kick itself. Look how much less motion there is in the retro kick than in the traditional one. Traditional retro This is perhaps the most intense action pose of all—and it requires a background to reflect the character's state of mind.
Cartoon Cool: How to Draw New Retro-Style Characters by Christopher Hart