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, starting with his grade school days, drawing dinosaurs and other animals in notebook margins. After graduating with a BFA in graphic design from the University of Minnesota—Duluth, Maury moved to San Diego to begin an illustration career. His work has spanned a variety of subject matter and illustration styles, including medical illustration, natural sciences, patient education, and watercolor. His artwork was featured in the Upstream People Gallery 7th Annual Color: Bold/Subtle Juried Online International Art Exhibition and at the Great Lakes Aquarium Gallery where he displayed his watercolor art in a show called Saturated Life. An avid nature enthusiast, Maury now lives in Duluth, Minnesota, with his wife and two children. Drawing inspiration from the northern forests and lakes that border Canada with his family is his greatest joy.