Description of the Book from Amazon
In The Little Book of Cartooning & Illustration, beginning cartoonists, animators, and illustrators will discover key concepts associated with learning the art of traditional cartooning and animation.
With this guide, dozens of tips from the pros will help you find the materials and tools you need to develop your own unique style. A combination of creative step-by-step projects and open practice areas offer encouragement and invite participation for those artists who want to put their newfound skills to immediate use.
You'll learn all the cartooning and animation tricks of the trade, including:
The squash and stretch principle
Rendering faces and expressions
Anthropomorphizing inanimate objects
Creating original characters
Mastering body shapes and movement
Writing gags and jokes
With so many tools at your disposal, why wait any longer to start animating? Get started, get drawing!
The Little Book of ... series focuses on delivering fun, approachable, and interesting art instruction in a fresh, portable format. With its contemporary design, open practice pages, creative exercises, and prompts that encourage interactivity, beginning artists learn the fundamentals of their craft, often with immediate results.
The publisher was kind enough to provide me with a copy of this book to review. All opinions are my own and honest.
I am a beginner artist.... very beginner. I often require a LOT of hand holding and step-by-step instructions. This book gives a very basic overview of the techniques and some step-by-step guides but in my opinion there are not enough. It provides a guide for very specific characters but does not give enough inspiration for creating your own. It is definitely a good starting point for getting the basics and the feel for the art but I just wish it had more for me to use to create my own.