Whether the storyline calls for your character to perform incredible feats of strength, puts him in a shoot-out with the bad guys or hurls him across the page, Comic Artist's Photo Reference: Men and Boys will help you draw the perfect pose. With more than 1,000 high-quality photos to choose from, you'll find the inspiration you need to give your heroes, villains, studs and other characters attitude and authenticity.
Four models with a range of ages and body types.A wide variety of poses, from talking on the phone to flourishing a cape, copping an attitude, running, jumping and wielding weapons.Specially lit poses for ultimate drama.Hundreds of additional images and other bonus material included on companion CD-ROM
This book provides essential reference for mastering every nuance of gesture, form and facial expression. It's the next best thing to having real, live superheroes in your studio
Jump-start your comic book career! Creating Comics From Start to Finish tells you everything about how today's mainstream comic books are produced and published. Top working professionals detail how comics are created from concept to completion.
Dig deep into every step of the process including writing, editing, penciling, inking, coloring, lettering and even publishing. Working professionals talk candidly about breaking into (and staying in) this exciting industry.
Interviews and advice from:
Mike Marts, Editor—BatmanMark Waid, Writer—Kingdom Come, Flash, IrredeemableDarick Robertson, Penciler—Wolverine, The Boys, TransmetropolitanRodney Ramos, Inker—Green Lantern, PunisherBrian Haberlin, Colorist—Witchblade, SpawnChris Eliopoulos, Letterer—Pet Avengers, Spider-Man, X-MenJoe Quesada, Chief Creative Officer—Marvel ComicsStan Lee, Former President, Chairman—Marvel Comics
An essential foundational tool for any aspiring artist!
To draw a character consistently and convincingly over an entire story or series, you need a serious reference library--all professionals use them. Inside, find more than 500 awesome-quality color photos depicting popular poses, props, outfits and activities for extraordinary and everyday comic characters--people pointing at heroes flying in the sky, lifting large objects, cowering in fear from impending doom and even doing battle in hand-to-hand combat. Lit with a superior two-source technique, these photos expose dramatic, muscle-revealing shadows and figure contours to add depth, realism and weight to every illustration.
Use reference photos to:Trick viewers into seeing 3-D places, people and things by leveraging art techniques like foreshortening, shading and perspective.Breathe realism and action into drawings by referencing muscular models ranging in age, gender and ethnicity, brandishing guns, swords and knives while wearing everything from capes and street clothes to spandex shorts.Explore the nuances of common facial expressions like pain, anger, fear, frustration, joy, shock, confusion and smug satisfaction.Create dynamic poses including standing, sitting, flying, lifting, punching, kicking, smoking, screaming, drinking, laughing, sword-fighting, ducking...and more!
In this book, you get WHAM! (Karate chop to the head!) WHOOSH! (Leaping out of danger!) ARGH! (I've been shot!). Running, flying, kicking, wielding weapons, it's all here, along with a great selection of casual activities (talking on the phone, getting dressed, drinking) for carrying your storyline forward. 1,200 dynamic facial expressions and poses, with an emphasis on action Extreme angles, perspective and special lighting poses for maximizing drama Male and female models represent a range of ages and ethnicities 16 step-by-step demonstrations show how professional comic artists from DC, Marvel and other top publishers use photo references to create cutting-edge art This collection brings together all three previously published Comic Artist's Photo Reference books, along with brand new actions and demonstrations. It's powerful inspiration for drawing smokin' scenes and creating authentic characters that leap off the page.