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Cartooning for Beginners [Kindle Edition]

Peter Maddocks
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Product Description

A step by step guide on how to draw cartoons for all the family.

Take a good look through the book first before you start to draw, then just follow this book from page to page with pencil paper and pen and I will have you drawing like a cartoonist in no time!

There are lots of things to copy or trace to give you an idea of how to put a character or a cartoon together.

Don't forget that practice makes perfect, so if you don't get it right the first time do it again, and again...

But most of all enjoy your work.

Kindle for PC an excellant way to view this edition!

Peter Maddocks was a full time professional Cartoonist, both in National Newspapers, films and TV animation.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 8185 KB
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Peter Maddocks and Marian Bonelli (26 July 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005ES0FLW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #72,344 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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As well as cartoonist for several major Fleet Street tabloid papers, Peter Maddocks is creator of children's greats such as Family Ness, Jimbo and the Jet Set, and Penny Crayon, in both book and film formats.

He now resides in southern Spain where he enjoys life relaxing by the coast and using his free time to experiment with painting in many different styles.

Peter says "I came to live in Spain in the year 2000 to retire and escape the grey skies and crowded streets of London... I wanted to forget cartooning and instead of the pen, turn to a brush with paint and canvas. Besides, the lights had gone out on my beloved Fleet Street. When you live in Spain as I now do, you soon realise why they can boast of so many great and famous artists... The light here is just fantastic, the sun shines for ever and if you use acrylic paint as I do, it almost dries as the brush hits the canvas... I'm sure, had Jackson Pollack lived here with his drip style of painting, he could have dripped one every ten or twenty minutes.

However, I now experiment in every style imaginable with a hope to find one of my own. As a cartoonist I had a recognisable style of drawing, so now I search for my very own painting style, and in the words of the late great Pablo Picasso....In Art. If there is something to be stolen, I steal it.!"

Last year Peter began on a new venture, bringing his books to the eBook genre, he now has many of his 'How to' books for budding cartoonists, or just someone who wants to learn to draw. These are in English, Spanish and more recently, with Japan joining the Amazon 'family' he has included a How to draw eBook in Japanese!

Also now, many short story children's books, a couple of old books reinvented, and lots of new ones!

Also for over 18's a whole library full of short stories is now emerging, to add to the many comic strip books, such as Condomania & Hard Times.

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4.0 out of 5 stars VERY HELPFUL 24 Mar. 2014
By Jonty
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Peter's book is a very useful addition to my 'shelves'. Whilst not actually wanting to draw Cartoons, it has given me a much better grip on perspective and movement, which i sorely needed to draw illustrations for my book. Many thanks Peter Maddocks.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cartooning For Beginners 29 Sept. 2013
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very clear helpful drawings. Encouraged me to do more sketching with a goal. I would have liked more writing from the author. The price was extremely good .Amazon sent me a selection of books to look at on internet.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 24 April 2014
By Elaine Manganello - Published on
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This was done very well and I find myself referring to it all the time as I am creating new cartoon characters both on paper and digital.
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book ever! 25 July 2014
By Hur - Published on
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This book showed me how to draw truly amazing cartoons! This book shows you how to draw whatever you want but in a cartoon!
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