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by Steve Barr A step-by-step guide P , I
48 1-2-3 Draw Cartoon Animals_1 2 3 Draw Cartoon Animals.qxd 5/21/13 3:49 PM Page 1
A step-by-step guide
by Steve Barr
P EEL P RODUCTIONS , I NC .
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This book is dedicated to my
parents, Al & Edi Barr, who
made sure I had plenty of paper
and pencils when I was growing
up…
and always let friendly
animals live in our house!
—
S.B.
Copyright © 2002 Steve Barr.
All rights reserved, including the right of reproduction in whole or in part, in
any form.
Published by Peel Productions, Inc.
Manufactured in China
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Barr, Steve, 19581-2-3 draw cartoon animals : a step-by-step guide / by Steve Barr.
v. cm.
Contents: Before you begin -- Cartooning tips -- Basic shapes and lines -Dogs -- Cats -- Fish -- Snake -- Horse -- Mouse -- Bird -- Bear -- Rabbit -Turtle -- Rooster -- Keep going! -- Award certificate.
ISBN 0-939217-48-1 (alk. paper)
1. Animals--Caricatures and cartoons--Juvenile literature. 2. Cartooning-Technique--Juvenile literature. [1. Cartooning--Technique. 2. Drawing-Technique. 3. Animals in art.] I. Title: Animals. II.
Title: One-two-three draw cartoon animals. III. Title.
NC1764.8.A54 B37 2002
741.5--dc21
2002009928
Distributed to the trade and art
markets in North America by
NORTH LIGHT BOOKS,
an imprint of F&W Publications, Inc.
4700 East Galbraith Road
Cincinnati, OH 45236
(800) 289-0963
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Contents
Before you begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Cartooning tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Basic shapes and lines . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Dogs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Cats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Snake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Horse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Mouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Bird . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Bear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Rabbit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Turtle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Rooster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Keep going! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Award Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
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Before you begin,
you will need the following supplies:
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A pencil (or pencils!)
An eraser
A pencil sharpener
LOTS of paper
Colored pencils, markers or crayons
A good light source
A comfortable place to draw
Your imagination!
Now, let’s begin!
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No
rules!
The best part of cartooning is…
There are NO RULES! Look at the
comics in a newspaper or
cartoons on TV. They all look
different from each other,
because all cartoonists have their
Use this book as a basic guide to
own style of drawing.
drawing cartoon animals with simple
shapes. If I draw an oval and you feel
like drawing a triangle, draw a
triangle. If your drawing looks funny…
congratulations! You have created a
cartoon! That’s what cartoons are,
funny pictures.
Sketch, doodle, play!
Experiment! Make your very own
creation. Change anything you
want. Color your cartoon any
color you wish. Create your own
cartoon style.
Cartooning tips:
1
Draw lightly at first—
SKETCH, so you
can erase extra lines.
2
Practice, practice, practice! You will
get better and your cartoons will get
funnier!
3
Have FUN cartooning!
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Basic Shapes and Lines
Here are the basic shapes and lines you will use to draw cartoons:
Oval
Rectangle
Straight Lines
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Circle
Egg
Square
Triangle
Squiggly lines
Curved lines
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Dogs
Everyone loves a fun dog, so let’s
begin by drawing cartoon dogs.
LOOK at the faces of these two
happy hounds! See the shapes
and lines used to create their
unique expressions.
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Dog’s Face
Let’s start with a side view of a cartoon
dog’s face. We will draw the body later.
1
Lightly sketch an oval and an
egg for the dog’s ear and
head. Notice that they overlap.
2
Draw two small ovals for the eye.
3
Darken part of the eye. Sketch
a curved line to begin the
nose.
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4
Draw a curved line for the nose
tip, with a small oval inside it.
5
Darken part of the nose tip. Add a
curved line for the mouth.
6
LOOK carefully at the final
drawing! Add two hair lines. Erase
extra sketch lines. Darken the final
lines. Color your dog any color
you wish.
Good Dog!
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Keep going!
Look at pictures of different
animals. Look carefully at the
basic shapes and lines that give
them their unique look.
LOOK again, then sketch what
you see.
Use the examples on this page and
the next to practice, practice,
practice . . .
. . . you will get better and your
cartoons will get funnier!
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