Drawing Cute Characters

No doubt about it, “cute” is a favorite attribute of fans of cartoons and manga. It’s very important to be able to draw cute stuff; people love drawing cute characters. So, let’s get serious, for a moment, about cuteness! There are many techniques you can use to...

Inside Publishing Scoop

I just got to look at the finished, color pages from my book, “Cartoon Faces: How to Draw Faces, Features & Expressions,” which comes out this fall. I was thrilled with what the art director and editor came up with. Anyone who tells you that they...

How Important is It to Have Talent?

Many aspiring artists, who love to draw – and who yearn to improve – become somewhat pessimistic about their progress because they don’t believe they have the innate talent to become good at drawing. This is the biggest myth about drawing. Really, how important...

How Many Copies!?

My publisher, Random House, finished doing a tally of all of my book sales, and it came to 6 million copies, with translations into 20 languages. After I picked myself up off the floor, I was struck with the feeling of enormous gratitude for the privilege of being...