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Drawing Cartoons Books

Updated on September 7, 2011

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How to draw cartoons books that are available online.
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Cartoon Drawing Books

To draw cartoons is always a great thing to have a go at and the idea of simplifying your art style into a cartoon style of your own is easier said than done and so drawing in a cartoon style takes practice like any other way of learning to draw. It is however achievable with a view to drawing from simple shapes and also there are that many cartoons on the TV to be inspired by and to work out different ways of drawing cartoon type stuff.

And so cartoon drawing books do come in very helpful when learning to draw this medium right or to give you the right steps to follow. Drawing cartoon style is about finding that happy balance between more detail and less detail and somewhere in between you can really find your art style. I look at these types of books as books that give you basic instruction, but also the ideas to help you develop your own way of drawing cartoons and if you look at many other cartoonists style of drawing you will notice that most drawings are created quite quickly and basic anatomy becomes basic shapes that effortlessly represent form and structure.

If you try and draw a realistic arm for instance, you will find that when you have done so, you can break that drawing down into a more simplified form and this is essentially what cartoons are. The books that are the most useful are the ones that are focused on styles like manga or caricature styles and also other books that reference the very beginnings of drawing cartoons from stick figures which is very basic, but those stick figures do help you to learn to build on top of figures and exaggerate certain parts of the body and anatomy which can be developed into animal forms which is the classic cartoon characters which are more popular.

Coloring books are a great tool to learn how to draw and color and they are fun too as they often contain cartoon art from existing cartoons or original cartoon art based off drawings from various artists who just create these types of drawings to fill the pages of cheap coloring books.

Books For Drawing Cartoons

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      7 years ago


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      Wayne Tully 

      7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers now K9!

      Funny you should mention my own lessons as I do have a range of ebooks still in the drafts stages and dvds and other video tutorials too, might even come up with some webinars in the future too all at a good price too!

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      India Arnold 

      7 years ago from Northern, California

      I always look forward to reading your drawing hubs. Are you working on creating your own elessons (books)? Kids--or anyone--would benefit from your teachings greatly! Up and Awesome!


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      Wayne Tully 

      7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      There was a time when I loved coloring books, but then I got interested in the art of them and how to draw with my own art style....I still color the odd coloring book that my kids don't ever color.

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      7 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

      Oh coloring books, that is right up my alley. I can color, but I need the lines. LOL

    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom


      As a kid I loved to draw stick figures, as it helped me draw the frame of a figure and how it relates with other figures....

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      Linda Rogers 

      7 years ago from Minnesota

      I would soo love to be able to draw better and this would be a fun way to start. By the way, stick people is pretty much the norm for me. UP and USEFUL


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