Monstrously Funny Cartoons by Christopher Hart

Published January 30, 2015 by Kattie Sivley

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Goodreads Summary:

Learn to draw the silliest and scariest monsters, zombies, vampires, witches, mummies, and other creepy cartoon favorites.

Cartooning master Christopher Hart teaches aspiring artists all the drawing tips and tricks they need to create laugh-out-loud renditions of their favorite monsters and scary creatures. This jam-packed cartooning guide shows readers how to capture the lighter side of these creepy creatures by combining them with Hart’s incredibly popular cartoon drawing style! Taking readers step-by-step through each monster type, Hart demonstrates how to draw everything from terrifyingly silly heads to wacky comic strip-like scenes of monstrous menace. Chockful of hints, humor, and horror, Monstrously Funny Cartoons is guaranteed to be a real scream for aspiring and professional artists, as well as all fans of things that go bump in the night.

My Thoughts:

I received this book for free from Bloggingforbooks.com.  I would totally buy this book based solely on the cover and the title.  This how-to book is great! The cartoons are super cute. I love zombies, vampires, and other monsters, so this book is perfect for me. The illustrations are super cute, and the instructions are very easy to follow.  The anecdotes about the pictures are funny.  This book is everything it promises to be.  The author/artist doesn’t only explain how to draw the books, but puts descriptions along with them about why they are drawn that way. For example he talks about how zombies don’t swing their arms, but when you draw them walking you need them to appear in motion, and you do this by leaning the zombie in one direction either at the waist or the head, to make them look as though they are ambling along.  Overall I would totally recommend this book for beginner cartoonists and children. Pictures of what I have drawn from this book to follow in a separate post at a later date.

8PS: Do you like to draw? Do you use books to help guide you? If so, do you have any recommendations?

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