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This dynamic book provides a detailed guide to drawing your own cartoons traditionally and digitally. It introduces a variety of drawing styles, from different expressions and faces and anthropomorphizing animals to creating caricatures and manga characters. Various cartooning styles and colouring techniques are also demonstrated to help you bring your own characters to life. Divided into two sections, the first, Drawing Cartoons, provides guidance on how to create characters from how to show a range of facial expressions and using different shaped heads to drawing hands, feet, shoes and clothing. It also explains the importance of viewpoint, perspective, lighting, scale, focus and mood. Concepts and methods used by professional cartoonists are also explored, with plenty of tips on scene-building, narrative development and creating environments which characters can interact. The second section, Drawing Manga is an illustrated guide to creating your own manga characters. It begins by explaining the rules of designing manga characters, such as drawing features such as eyes, noses, mouths and hair, and how to define gender, age, good or evil. The importance of backgrounds and settings are highlighted, and how to use them to create all kinds of fantasy or futuristic worlds that bring your characters to life. There are special features on genres such as shojo and shonen, and super-deformed manga characters in both hand-drawn and digital mediums, as well as on anime ? Japanese animation ? which includes an exploration of the history and latest achievements, and shows how to transform your drawings into live-action cartoons. A range of projects offer the opportunity to practice the disciplines your have learned, from portraying children, villains and mecha robots to composing a panel story, creating a sinister narrative or planning a battle scene. With over 2500 inspiring drawings and 250 step-by-step exercises and projects, this practical book is an easy-to-use guide, which will show you how to produce your own amazing cartoons.