The beginning artist's guide to drawing basic cartoon characters.
Perfect for beginning artists, Basic Cartooning begins with a comprehensive introduction to drawing cartoon heads and bodies, covering tools and materials to fundamental techniques. Aspiring cartoonists will learn to master the art of cartooning and illustration through a series of easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects. With comprehensive instruction, artist tips and tricks, and witty gags, Basic Cartooning is the perfect resource for beginning cartoonists.
Maury Aaseng has always been excited about drawing and art. After graduating with a BFA in graphic design from the University of Minnesota--Duluth, he moved to San Diego to begin an illustration career. His freelance work over the last eight years has spanned a variety of subject matter and styles. The range of his work has included anatomical illustration and cartoons for medical textbooks, informative illustrations for young adult nonfiction, custom watercolor work for independent authors, and logo design and creation. The variety has continued to fuel the creative spark that makes illustration work rewarding for him. In 2010, his artwork was featured in the Upstream People Gallery 7th Annual Color: Bold/Subtle Juried Online International Art Exhibition. An avid nature enthusiast, Maury moved back to Duluth in 2009, where he supplements his illustration work with wildlife photography and painting, hiking, skiing, and canoeing in the northern forests that border Canada. Maury lives with his wife, who works as a graphic designer at the university.