For this week’s SOTW I have attempted a retro style cartoon character! I recently bought a great book called Cartoon Cool.
This book shows you how to dray ultra-cartoon-y, retro, and highly stylised drawings. This is the new face of cartooning as seen in TV shows as Sponge-Bob Squarepants, Dexter’s Lab, Kim Possible, and The Fairly Odd Parents. Christopher Hart shows you how to get that almost-1950s look in your drawings. I really like his step-by-step drawings and find them very clear to understand.
Here is a three stage breakdown of my sketch:
I really enjoy this style of drawing! Do you have any tips for drawing retro style characters?