The DC Comics Guide to Digitally Drawing Comics Paperback – September 1, 2009
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About the Author
After making his professional comics debut in 1975, Brian Bolland perfected his clean-line style and meticulous attention on 2000 AD and Judge Dredd. He's illustrated the DC Comics maxi-series Camelot 3000, Batman: The Killing Joke, and a host of covers for series including Animal Man, The Flash, The Invisibles, Wonder Woman, and many more. Since 1997 his work has been completely digital.
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- Item Weight : 1.12 pounds
- Paperback : 144 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780823099238
- ISBN-13 : 978-0823099238
- Product Dimensions : 7.6 x 0.4 x 10.5 inches
- Publisher : Watson-Guptill (September 1, 2009)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : 0823099237
- Best Sellers Rank: #808,117 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I got this book for one reason: I want to make my studio as efficient as possible! Freddie Williams provides a fantastic guide to help readers improve their productivity by showing how to create an ergonomically-friendly workspace. Topics covered include work area ergonomics, lighting, distractions to avoid, and more!
I am employing the suggestions of this book in my own studio and can already see the benefits of the changes advocated by Williams. My space is much more efficient and easier for me to produce in. As I am able, I will implement more of Williams' suggestions in my own studio.
This book is an invaluable guide to maximizing your artistic potential in your home or office studio! I'm EXTREMELY happy with my purchase and will purchase more books in this series (I bought DC's "Inking For Comics" too! JUST AS GOOD!!!!).
A good read indeed!
For experienced comics book writers that have long experience working digitally, this book may be a bit simple. For the comics book writers that are already experienced working digitally books on particular drawing softwares that he is using may be more useful. However this book is invaluable for the rest of the comic books writers.
A must have book for today's comic book writers. This book answered many of my questions.
Get another book for learning the very basics like anatomy etc. This book is about how to really produce by using Photoshop to make your drawing and layout more efficient so you can meet your deadlines NOT about the very basics.
Finally, I'd just really like to say thanks to Williams for doing this book and sharing his workflow. I'm buying my 2nd copy of this book because, my buddy (who draws comics) won't give my first copy back (Happy Birthday you jerk! =]). That's how good it is. At home in any illustrator's reference library.
This book is mainly aimed at people with some knowledge of various design software such as Adobe Photoshop which was the main tool the author uses. That in itself is my only warning to anyone thinking about buying this book. Don't expect to be taught Photoshop inside and out. If you know photoshop pretty well then this will be a Gem for you. I've been working on my own comic book project mainly in Corel Painter however most design software is at its core kind of the same. Freddie explains things so well that I could actually apply his Photoshop techniques to Corel, so even if you don't use Photoshop the ideas presented here cross software boundaries. Seeing how well presented and coherent Freddie explains his workflow I am strongly considering drawing everything in Photoshop then using Corel Painter for color only.
Freddie will carry you from beginning to end, from the digital sketch to the digital inks. He will give you hints, tips and so much useful ideas for creating a speedy workflow. I got the book this evening and sat down just to flip through some pages. Before I knew it I had read through more than half of the book, it was that interesting! I feel like I've just been sitting down with a friend who for hours was patiently helping me to understand the proper way to go about creating the comic book of my dreams.
Finally I was so happy to see a proper section on creating backgrounds using perspective grids digitally. This is what I've been looking for everywhere for a couple years. This guy has covered all the obstacles that you will encounter, the only thing left is to pick up the Wacom pen and draw. Thank you so much Freddie for an excellent Guide or rather a BIBLE in my opinion. This book is priceless.
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"The DC Comics Guide to Digitally Drawing Comics" is by far the best book I've read (and continuously keep reading) on the subject! 10 start! Oh damit... only 5 allowed!