How to Draw and Sell Digital Cartoons (Barron's Educational Series)

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In recent years, the computer has become an all-important cartoonist's medium, and this practical, hands-on guide shows how to create professional quality digital cartoons. The author opens with advice on setting up a digital studio and gives tips on how to work smart, work fast, and keep operating expenses low. He follows with advice on transform-ing good graphic ideas into finished work, training the imagination, striving for original-ity, and developing the technique of self-criticism. Other details covered include planning and writing scripts, writing captions for single-frame cartoons, storyboarding, making preliminary sketches on the computer, and mastering line art, color, and 3D techniques. Finally, he offers detailed advice on how to get one's digital art seen by potential buyers, how to get it published, how to set fees, and the importance of time management and meeting deadlines. Here is a textbook and reference volume for today's cartoonist, with information and advice that will remain pertinent for years to come. Approximately 400 illustrations in both color and black and white.

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HOW TO DRAW & SELL
DIGITAL CARTOONS

will help you discover how to:

  • pencil, ink, and color on computer

  • create your own amazing characters, fantastic worlds, and gripping stories

  • use 3D programs to boost your work and save you time

  • get your work noticed and published!
    In How to Draw & Sell Digital Cartoons, cartoon art meets the digital revolution. With the right technology and the best techniques, anyone can start creating great cartoons, then get them out into the wider world.
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    Since the dawn of the last century the comic strip has entertained millions in newspapers, comic books, magazines, and graphic novels. Now, on the Internet, it has found a new home. What’s more, computers are revolutionizing every aspect of comic production, from organizing an artist’s first ideas, through drawing, coloring, and lettering, to the final production and distribution. Now anyone can be a cartoon artist. You just need time, imagination, and a story you want to tell. Through eleven chapters, packed with useful advice, brilliant examples, and practical techniques, How to Draw & Sell Digital Cartoons will show you how.
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    About the Author:
    Leo Hartas is a highly regarded writer and illustrator of bestselling children’s books. He is skilled both in traditional cartoon art and the latest digital techniques, including 2D graphics and 3D rendering and animation. He has contributed cartoons to many book publishers, as well as to the BBC and The New York Times.
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