Title : Superheroes and Beyond: How to Draw the Leading and Supporting Characters of Today’s Comics
ASIN : 0823033058
Description : Superheroes remain the most popular genre of characters in comics and comics-inspired movies. Superheroes & Beyond by Chris Hart shows aspiring artists how to create a huge array of original comic book heroes and villains. The characters found within these pages are broken down into step-by-step constructions that help the student of comics visualize the basic forms and individual features of comic book superheroes.
The subjects covered include: drawing faces, drawing the head from all angles, expressions, light and shadow and its effect on the face, heroes, villains and supporting characters, hands and fee,; foreshortening poses, the dynamics of drawing action; sexy gals; talking in speech balloons, placement of speech balloons and captions, storytelling, use of light and dark in silhouettes, superhero environments, and drawing the splash page.
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Rating : 5.0
Rating : 3
Review : A great useful book for all
This is a wonderful book. Both my kids are enjoying it tremendously even though they are both at very different levels of drawings (16 & 9). It has a vast variety of examples from simple to complex. Chapter are organized according to themes, both black and white as well as color. An overview of the superhero body give us a intimate understanding of the shape we are trying to create. The examples begin with the basic form lines to the full figure and down to the specific details to create the perfect superhero. The book also includes a chapter on lighting in order to enhance the image as well as a chapter on essential comic book elements for the more advanced cartoonist.
A great useful book for all