Cartooning Made Easy: Circle, Triangle, Square; Draw Unique Cartoon Characters Using Simple Geometric Shapes

Walter Foster. Oct. 2022. 128p. ISBN 9780760377291. pap. $19.99. ART INSTRUCTION
In this easy-to-follow “how to” guide, artist Cole takes basic shapes—circles, triangles, and squares—and demonstrates how these are used as the scaffolding to create more complicated illustrations. The book begins by outlining the best tools for the job, from paper and pens to rulers and erasers. Taking each shape, she shows readers how to find and draw simple elements of the human body. The book gives examples and step-by-step instructions for drawing humans as cartoon. The book also explains how to create different expressions using simple lines and shapes, which will enable burgeoning artists to enhance their work. While this guide might be targeted toward a younger audience, there’s something here for artists of all ages who are looking to elevate their cartooning skills.
VERDICT A great guide to cartooning that would be an excellent addition to a collection and also useful for creative library programs.
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