From School Library Journal
Adult/High School–This is a terrific book for all artists, not just those interested in comics. Professional artists demonstrate how to use photo references in drawing, what materials to use, and techniques needed to do studies and finish the work professionally. The photos show models in various action poses, alone and in pairs, with and without props, in capes and street clothes, and expressing several emotions. The only difference between this and a professional artist's photo reference book–and what makes it a perfect addition to a library or art classroom–is that the models are all clothed. The CD-ROM has the images from the book and can be used by groups working together.–Dana Cobern-Kullman, Luther Burbank Middle School, Burbank, CA
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From the Back Cover
Supercharge Your Drawings with the Power of Photo Reference!
Every professional comic artist uses photo reference. You should too! Excellent photo reference is crucial to capturing accurage lighting, foreshortening and body language in your drawings. Sure, you can surf the 'Net or flip through catalogs to find a few poses and flat lighting. But to draw a character consistently and convincingly over an entire issue or series, you need a serious reference library.
You're holding in your hands over 1,000 awesome-quality, color photos all created specifically for you, the professional or aspiring comic artist. Inside you'll find:
- Dynamic poses including jumping, kicking, punching, standing, ducking, lifting, flying, sitting, smoking, drinking, kissing, screaming, laughing, cowering, shooting, sword-fighting...and more
- Extreme angles, foreshortening, and complex body mechanics
- Superior lighting that creates dramatic, muscle-revealing shadows
Unless you have a team of superheroes willing to pose for you, Comic Artist's Photo Reference: People and Poses will be the most important tool in your photo reference library. Get started today drawing the pictures that will launch or advance your comic book career.
Includes CD-ROM. Easy to use - Mac & PC compatible.
Includes 7 art demos by these top pro artists!
- Greg Land - X-Men, Birds of Prey
- Billy Tucci - Shi, Daredevil
- Paul Chadwick - Concrete, The Matrix
- Sean Chen - Wolverine, Iron Man
- Matt Haley - Firestorm, GI Spy
- Mitchell Breitweiser - Drax, Agent X
- Fernando Ruiz, Betty & Veronica