Putting Pencil to Paper

If you're like many artists, you've probably been drawing since you could first hold a pencil. But even if you've been drawing for years, putting pencil to paper for the first time in a professional manner can be intimidating. Not to worry, though — I'm here to help. Your goal is to get to the point where drawing cartoons comes so naturally that you don't have to think about what you draw. This section gives you tips on making cartooning as natural as writing your name.

On the other hand, you may be picking up a pencil to cartoon for the first time. Perhaps you're just addressing an interest in drawing that you've ignored for quite some time, or maybe you want to take up a new hobby. This section provides you the basic tools to start cartooning and perfect your art over time. Figuring out how to draw is mostly a matter of practice, so start simple and advance your art using the information in this chapter to get a more professional look.

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