Along with pragmatic exercises for the sketch book, Brunetti discusses the basics of good visual storytelling. This is a gorgeous book. This is a book about honing the craft of cartooning. Beautiful cover, beautiful typesetting, good binding, wonderful content. Ivan Brunetti has the brunftti ability to articulate the art making experience, its challenges and triumphs, and a series of absolutely fun exercises to get the beginner and the expert both reoriented.
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When drawing characters quickly from memory, one can be quite inaccurate, almost as if one is inventing new characters, and these "mistakes" can serve as the basis for new character designs. This allows students to see their own styles more clearly.
A page full of these doodles can help a student discern certain qualities that are consistent within his or her set of drawings. Art Spiegelman once told me of a quote by Picasso: "Style is the difference between a circle and the way you draw it. When style is not the natural outcome, the outgrowth, of all these things, we have instead a repugnant, off-putting mannerism.
Suggestion is always more effective than exposition. Past a certain point, the more effort you put into wealth of detail, the more you encourage the audience to become spectators rather than participants.
It does not repulse or even worry us while it is still inside of us, but once it exits our body, it becomes disgusting.
Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice by Ivan Brunetti
Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice