Perspective! for Comic Book Artists

How to Achieve a Professional Look in Your Artwork

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Author: David Chelsea

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: 0823005674

Category: Art

Page: 176

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Teaches comic book artists about artistic perspective, covering one, two, and three-point perspective, using circles, drawing the human figure, and explaining the horizon and vanishing point

Perspective! for Comic Book Artists

How to Achieve a Professional Look in Your Artwork

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Author: David Chelsea

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: 0823005674

Category: Art

Page: 176

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Teaches comic book artists about artistic perspective, covering one, two, and three-point perspective, using circles, drawing the human figure, and explaining the horizon and vanishing point

Extreme Perspective! For Artists

Learn the Secrets of Curvilinear, Cylindrical, Fisheye, Isometric, and Other Amazing Drawing Systems that Will Make Your Drawings Pop Off the Page

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Author: David Chelsea

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0823027163

Category: Art

Page: 176

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In this sequel to the classic bestseller Perspective! For the Comic Book Artist, David Chelsea takes perspective to a whole other level—by exploring the most dramatic viewpoints employed by today’s artists. Many of these techniques have been carefully guarded secrets for centuries. But David, and his hollow-headed friend, Mugg, make them accessible to a new generation of artists, cartoonists, illustrators, and animators. In Extreme Perspective! For Artists, you’ll learn how to • Render complicated multi-sided objects in perfect perspective • Create accurate shadows and reflections from your own imagination • Master the most difficult kinds of curvilinear perspective systems • Draw eye-popping images in fisheye perspective • Use your computer to create elaborate scenes quicker and more easily • … And much, much more!

Perspective in Action

Creative Exercises for Depicting Spatial Representation from the Renaissance to the Digital Age

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Author: David Chelsea

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1607749467

Category: ART

Page: 176

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Using a fun and accessible graphic novel format, Perspective in Action features 33 easy-to-follow demonstrations to teach artists the major discoveries in perspective. Perspective is a fundamental element in the development of art and for understanding spatial relationships, but it is an underserved topic in the world of art instruction. Author and artist David Chelsea takes readers through the major perspective-related developments in history, teaching them how to re-create these same experiments by leading artists in all fields (including drawing, painting, and sculpture). Covering a wide-range of mediums (pen and ink, paint, chalk, digital art, woodwork, and more), Perspective in Action gives readers a more hands-on approach to perspective, as opposed to the usual theoretical presentations found in other books.

Making Comics

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Author: Scott McCloud

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062045849

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 272

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Scott McCloud tore down the wall between high and low culture in 1993 with Understanding Comics, a massive comic book about comics, linking the medium to such diverse fields as media theory, movie criticism, and web design. In Reinventing Comics, McCloud took this to the next level, charting twelve different revolutions in how comics are generated, read, and perceived today. Now, in Making Comics, McCloud focuses his analysis on the art form itself, exploring the creation of comics, from the broadest principles to the sharpest details (like how to accentuate a character's facial muscles in order to form the emotion of disgust rather than the emotion of surprise.) And he does all of it in his inimitable voice and through his cartoon stand–in narrator, mixing dry humor and legitimate instruction. McCloud shows his reader how to master the human condition through word and image in a brilliantly minimalistic way. Comic book devotees as well as the most uninitiated will marvel at this journey into a once–underappreciated art form.

Incredible Comics with Tom Nguyen

The Ultimate Guide to Creating Kick-Ass Comic Art

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Author: Tom Nguyen

Publisher: IMPACT

ISBN: 9781581809466

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Kick-start your comic book career! In the comic book industry, cookie-cutter artists just don't cut it. In this book, professional comic book artist Tom Nguyen shows you how to make your work stand out from the masses: Populate your world with convincing heroes, villains and citizens ... Pump-up the drama with perspective, page design and other powerful techniques ... And, ultimately, put it all together to tell kick-ass, action-packed stories! You'll learn how to: draw pumped-up dudes and hot babes, with muscles and curves in all the right places. dress 'em in killer costumes and everyday outfits, complete with hairstyles and accessories. round out your cast with punks, grandmas, kids, melon heads and other supporting characters. draw blood-curdling sneers, dagger eyes, and other expressive facial features. use gesture sketches to establish pose and action. get creative with poses, camera angles, perspective, and page layout for maximum drama and efficient storytelling. follow the step-by-step process of bringing two scripts to life, from thumbnails to finished inking tips. Illustrated with dos, don'ts, and tons of step-by-step instruction, this is a real-world guide to the skills you need to make it as a comic book artist. Armed with these inside secrets and tricks-of-the-trade, you'll be more than just another good artist, but a bona fide, super-hero-style storyteller!

Vanishing Point

Perspective for Comics from the Ground Up

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Author: Jason Cheeseman-Meyer

Publisher: IMPACT

ISBN: 9781581809541

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Master perspective like the pros! Vanishing Point shows you how to conquer the fundamentals of perspective drawing and then equips you with technical tricks and tools that make dynamic and complex scenes a snap. This complete guide helps you build your understanding of perspective to an intuitive level so you can draw anything you can imagine. Inside you'll find: Complete instruction on drawing in one-, two- and three-point perspective and four- and five-point curvilinear perspective (where "straight" lines are drawn as curves). Curvilinear perspective has not been taught in any other perspective book - until now! Full-color, step-by-step demonstrations move you beyond the theories and let you practice the techniques in real scenes. A special chapter on drawing curves helps you break out of the box and draw cylinders, ellipses, cars and, most importantly, people in perfect perspective. Shortcuts and tips show you how to create believable perspective in no time flat. No matter what your skill level, Vanishing Point offers you a new way of looking at perspective and lets you draw as though you have decades of drawing experience - even if you don't. You'll learn everything you need to know to pour your imagination on the page with power and confidence.

The DC Comics Guide to Pencilling Comics

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Author: Klaus Janson

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0770434568

Category: Art

Page: 128

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America’s leading comic book publisher brings its superstar creators and classic characters to the second in an authoritative series of books on how to create comics. The art of Klaus Janson has endured in the ever-changing comic book industry for over 30 years. Now this talented artist brings that experience to the most critical step of effective comic book storytelling: pencilling. Covering everything from anatomy to composition to page design, Janson details the methods for creating effective visual communication. Step by step, he analyzes and demonstrates surefire strategies for comic book pencilling that are informative and exciting. Using DC’s world-famous characters, he illustrates the importance of knowing the fundamentals of art and how best to use them. The DC Comics Guide to Pencilling Comics is packed with a wealth of tested techniques, practical advice, and professional secrets for the aspiring artist. It is a valuable resource for comic book, graphic novel, and storyboard artists everywhere.

How to Draw Noir Comics

The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling

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Author: Shawn Martinbrough

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0823024067

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Describes the techniques needed to draw noir comics such as creating mood, staging action, working with a script, characters, and lightning.

The Artist's Complete Guide to Facial Expression

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Author: Gary Faigin

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0307786463

Category: Art

Page: 288

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Artists love this book, the definitive guide to capturing facial expressions. In a carefully organized, easy-to-use format, author Gary Faigin shows readers the expressions created by individual facial muscles, then draws them together in a section devoted to the six basic human emotions: sadness, anger, joy, fear, disgust, and surprise. Each emotion is shown in steadily increasing intensity, and Faigin’s detailed renderings are supplemented by clear explanatory text, additional sketches, and finished work. An appendix includes yawning, wincing, and other physical reactions. Want to create portraits that capture the real person? Want to draw convincing illustrations? Want to show the range of human emotion in your artwork? Get The Artist’s Complete Guide to Facial Expression! From the Trade Paperback edition.

How to Draw Great-Looking Comic Book Women

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Author: Christopher Hart

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: 9780823023943

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Curvaceous Women, a top subject sought by comic book publishers, are the focus of this eye-popping instructional that shows aspiring cartoonists exactly how to master drawing a bevy of fabulous females. From basic anatomy, musculature, body positions, and action poses to facial expressions, hairstyles, and costumes, this truly invaluable and unique resource covers in great detail every aspect of depicting great-looking women for comic books. The book also shows how to handle perspective and compose art specifically for comic book panels. In addition to chapters offering effective drawing lessons are sections on tricks of the trade, lists of comic book publishers and their submissions addresses, and interviews with industry professionals Bobby Chase of Marvel Comics and Renae Geerlings of Top Cow, who provide insiders’ views of the business and give tips on how newcomers can land their first jobs in the field. Contributing illustrators have penciled and inked such famous characters as the X-Men, Superman, Batman, Spiderman, Catwoman, Supergirl, Green Lantern, Captain America, and many others.

Sketching Manga-style

All about perspective. Vol. 4

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Author: Graphic-Sha,Hikaru Hayashi

Publisher: Graphic Sha Publishing Company

ISBN: 9784766119145

Category: Art

Page: 200

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If an artist can draw an appealing character but is only able to create a flat, two-dimensional rendition, then that artist lacks sufficient skills in portrayal. Being able to create the illusion of three-dimensional space on a flat surface allows you, the artist, to portray a space with depth. Positioning a character within that space then allows you to create a richly portrayed scene with impact. Knowing perspective techniques is absolutely essential to creating such enriched scenes. Characters are inseparable from their settings. This book is two volumes condensed into one: a manual that thoroughly explains the basic techniques in drawing one-point, two-point, and three-point perspective plus other perspective techniques, as well as an advanced manual that offers and explains numerous, specific, practical examples.

Perspective for Artists

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Author: Rex Vicat Cole

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486134547

Category: Art

Page: 288

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Depth, perspective of sky and sea, shadows, much more, not usually covered. 391 diagrams, 81 reproductions of drawings and paintings.

Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics

From the Legendary Creator of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, X -Men, and Iron Man

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Author: Stan Lee

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 030778648X

Category: Art

Page: 224

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In Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics, Stan Lee reveals his secrets for: * Costumes * Penciling, Inking & Coloring * Lettering & Word Balloons * Digital Advances * Perspective & Foreshortening * What Makes Great Action * Page & Panel Layout * Covers * Creating a Portfolio * Getting Work When it comes to comic books, one name says it all: Stan Lee. His characters are classics. His industry knowledge is vast. His creativity is boundless. And now, he’s sharing what he knows with you, Grasshopper! His cohorts have always been—and still are—some of the best in the business: Jack Kirby, John Romita, Sr., Neal Adams, Gil Kane, Mike Deodato, Jr., Frank Cho, and Jonathan Lau, and many others, Stan includes their work here and discusses what exactly makes it so great. He touches on all the important stuff: anatomy, foreshortening, perspective, action, penciling, inking, hand lettering vs. digital lettering, color, character and costume design, panel flow, materials and tools, computers, file formats, and software. He includes an overview of the history and development of the comic book industry, and there’s an extensive section on various types of covers—the super important element that makes the reader want to pick up that comic! In a world where good battles evil at every turn and the hero fights valiantly to get the girl, no stone is left unturned! Here you’ll also find info on all the small details—that really aren’t so small: word balloons, thought balloons, whisper balloons, bursts, sound effect lettering, and splash pages! And KA-BLAMMM! . . . once you’ve created your art, then what? Lest you think Stan would turn you out into the wilderness without a road map, fellow traveler, there’s also information on preparing and submitting your portfolio, on getting work, and on suggested reading and schools. Stan Lee’s How to Draw Comics features a cover that reunites long time collaborator John Romita Sr. and original cover artist of How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way. John Romita Sr. was most famous for his collaboration on The Amazing Spider-Man with Stan Lee! It’s time for a new approach . . . “a cornucopia of cutting-edge, techno-savvy instructions to lead you down the freshly laid yellow brick road of creativity.” It’s time for a book that takes you on the new journey of creating comic books for the 21st century and beyond! Excelsior! From the Trade Paperback edition.

Drawing Words and Writing Pictures

Making Comics: Manga, Graphic Novels, and Beyond

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Author: Jessica Abel,Matt Madden

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1596431318

Category: Art

Page: 282

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A course on comics creation offers lessons on lettering, story, structure, panel layout, and much more, providing a solid introduction for people interested in making their own comics. Original.

Fun With a Pencil

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Author: Andrew Loomis

Publisher: EDITORA BIBLIOMUNDI SERVIÇOS DIGITAIS LTDA

ISBN: 1526003023

Category: Art

Page: 138

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Andrew Loomis (1892-1959) is revered amongst artists - including comics superstar Alex Ross - for his mastery of drawing. His first book, Fun With a Pencil, published in 1939 is a wonderfully crafted and engaging introduction to drawing, cartooning, and capturing the essence of a subject all while having fun. With delightful step-by-step instruction from Professor Blook, Loomis's charming alter ego on the page.

How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way

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Author: Stan Lee,John Buscema

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671530771

Category: Art

Page: 192

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Illustrates hitherto mysterious methods of comic art using as examples such Mighty Marvel heroes as Thor, The Silver Surfer, Spider-Man, and The Hulk

The DC Comics Guide to Inking Comics

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Author: Klaus Janson

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0770434584

Category: Art

Page: 128

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For the aspiring artist who wants to become an expert comic book inker, The DC Comics Guide to Inking Comics is the definitive, one-stop resource! America’s leading comic book publisher brings its superstar creators and classic characters to the third in an authoritative series of books on how to create comics. Legendary comic book inker Klaus Janson uses DC’s world-famous characters—including Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman—to demonstrate an array of inking techniques, covering such topics as using textures, varying line weights, creating the illusion of three-dimensionality, and working with light and dark. Janson’s lively, step-by-step instructions are informative, exciting—and clear enough for even beginners to follow. In addition, every technique shown in this guide conforms to actual industry standards. The perfect how-to on everything from basic inking materials to storytelling techniques, this one-stop sourcebook is packed with a wealth of tested techniques, practical advice, and professional secrets for the aspiring comic artist.

Framed Perspective Vol. 2

Technical Drawing for Shadows, Volume, and Characters

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Author: Marcos Mateu-Mestre

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781624650321

Category: Art

Page: 120

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Building on the foundation established with the first book in the series, Framed Perspective 2 guides artists through the challenging tasks of projecting shadows in proper perspective on a variety of environments and working with characters in perspective set in particular situation or setting. Author and artist Marcos Mateu-Mestre reveals the many techniques and mechanics he has used to become proficient in such endeavors, including using anatomy, shadows, and clothing folds to define the shape and volume of characters within an environment. He also shares how to effectively observe a model or object to extract the right amount of information to then translate it into an impactful graphic and visual image, the goal of every visual storyteller.