Drawing Dynamic Comics

by Andy Smith

Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony | April 15, 2000 | Trade Paperback

Drawing Dynamic Comics is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
A fresh, up-to-date approach to creating comics shows artists of all ages and talent levels how to build basic figures into stylized characters, set them in action, and add the backgrounds needed to complete the visual storytelling process.

Chapters include instruction on basic shapes and perspective; human anatomy, figure drawing, and stylizing the basic figure; the head and comic facial expressions; and backgrounds and inking techniques. Terrific tips of the trade are provided by prominent young professionals in the comic book industry who share their insiders’ overviews of the business, giving aspiring cartoonists a decided edge in becoming savvy newcomers as they prepare to enter a very competitive field.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 144 pages, 10.96 × 8.51 × 0.36 in

Published: April 15, 2000

Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0823003124

ISBN - 13: 9780823003129

Found in: Cartooning, Cartooning, Cartooning

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutley Amazing for Beginners This book is perfect for beginners that are trying to learn the basics of drawing comic book style. The artwork in the book is good but has a certain amount of simplicity which puts a beginner artist at easy and will not discouraged you from drawing. With 7 chapters that help you understand drawing better Andy Smith makes learning these topics easy and interesting. You'll cover things such as 01. Drawing in three dimensions. Which covers things like Basic form, Light and Shadow, Perspective and more 02. Drawing the Figure Proportion, Different Body Types, Clothes and much more 03. Figure in Action Line of Action, Balance, Twisting and Turning, Foreshortening... 04. The Head Male & Female, Profiles, Features, Aging, Different Faces ... 05. Reference Materials Props and Poses, Backgrounds... 06. Drawing the Page Panel layouts, Angle, Composition, Scripts and much more 07.Inking Using Tools, Interpreting Pencils and more... All in all this book is great for beginners. If you follow Andy Smith's instructions from beginning to end you will improve your drawing abilities. I give this book 5 on 5. Note: However if you are intermediate or advance artist the book is NOT for you.
Date published: 2008-09-30

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Drawing Dynamic Comics

by Andy Smith

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 144 pages, 10.96 × 8.51 × 0.36 in

Published: April 15, 2000

Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0823003124

ISBN - 13: 9780823003129

From the Publisher

A fresh, up-to-date approach to creating comics shows artists of all ages and talent levels how to build basic figures into stylized characters, set them in action, and add the backgrounds needed to complete the visual storytelling process.

Chapters include instruction on basic shapes and perspective; human anatomy, figure drawing, and stylizing the basic figure; the head and comic facial expressions; and backgrounds and inking techniques. Terrific tips of the trade are provided by prominent young professionals in the comic book industry who share their insiders’ overviews of the business, giving aspiring cartoonists a decided edge in becoming savvy newcomers as they prepare to enter a very competitive field.

About the Author

Andy Smith, whose own comic books are published by Image Comics, has worked as a penciler, inker, and art director for several top companies, including Marvel, DC, and Acclaim Comics. He lives in Orlando, Florida.