Elemental Construction, Continued
People attribute human qualities to their pets and other animals. The more
human like you draw animals in a cartoon, the more interesting they become
and the more people relate to them. You should know animal anatomy to
draw animal cartoons. Reduce cartoon animals to basic shapes. Use ellipses
(balloons) or combinations of balloons to draw animal bodies. Exaggerate
extremities in the animal as you would for cartoon figures. Draw the action
lines, head, legs, and torso.
Once you have the basic shapes sized and
positioned, you are ready to refine your drawing.
Figure 4-29 shows the basic shapes in the drawing of cartoon animal figures.
Figure 4-29.Basic shapes in animal cartoons.
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