Learn all about the exciting realm of cartooning In Cartooning 1, Jack Keely (with some help from Carson van Osten) invites you into the cartooning world and shows you how to create a variety of lovable characters-from a perky puppy to a personable toaster In this book, the author explains his drawing techniques, as well as his methods of developing a cartoon to its fullest. You will learn to impart personality and expression as you discover a host of tips and techniques that will help you really bring your cartoons to life. Best of all, you'll find a wealth of charming cartoon characters to inspire you. This book will be a welcome addition to any cartoonist's library
The first in a cutting-edge series for tomorrow's illustrators, Xtreme Art: Draw Manga offers a fun-filled tutorial on the hottest art form out there: the Japanese style of manga--the runaway favorite in the kids' cartoon industry
Geared for eager young artists ages 8 and up, Xtreme Art: Draw Manga is an easy-to-follow guide to drawing manga-style heroes, villains, faeries, and monsters. Dozens of eye-popping renderings are broken down into only four simple steps--in each step, new lines are highlighted in a bright second color, making it easy to progress through the steps and build the final drawing. Best-selling author Christopher Hart packs the pages with images and techniques kids can use to start drawing right away. - Launch of a new series for readers ages 8 and up - An excellent precursor to Kids
Draw, targeted at younger, less-
experienced artists - Proven author with over a million books sold - An affordable, fun-filled introduction to an exciting new art form - Teaches without intimidating,
motivating kids with immediate results
From Sergio Guinot, the founder of Ikari, the prestigious Japanese manga animation school and studio, comes The Monster Book of Manga Gothic, the sixth entry in the bestselling Monster Book of Manga series.
This ultimate instructional illustration guide will teach both advanced manga artists and beginners about developing intriguing characters who have a dark, romantic side.
Filled with hundreds of practical suggestions, hints, and tips for artists of all levels, The Monster Book of Manga Gothic is a must-have for aficionados and any illustrator who wants to create manga characters that are bold, sexy, and unforgettable.
In Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics, Stan Lee reveals his secrets for:* Costumes * Penciling, Inking & Coloring * Lettering & Word Balloons
* Digital Advances * Perspective & Foreshortening * What Makes Great Action * Page & Panel Layout * Covers * Creating a Portfolio * Getting Work When it comes to comic books, one name says it all: Stan Lee. His characters are classics. His industry knowledge is vast. His creativity is boundless. And now, he's sharing what he knows with you, Grasshopper
His cohorts have always been--and still are--some of the best in the business: Jack Kirby, John Romita, Sr., Neal Adams, Gil Kane, Mike Deodato, Jr., Frank Cho, and Jonathan Lau, and many others, Stan includes their work here and discusses what exactly makes it so great.
He touches on all the important stuff: anatomy, foreshortening, perspective, action, penciling, inking, hand lettering vs. digital lettering, color, character and costume design, panel flow, materials and tools, computers, file formats, and software. He includes an overview of the history and development of the comic book industry, and there's an extensive section on various types of covers--the super important element that makes the reader want to pick up that comic
In a world where good battles evil at every turn and the hero fights valiantly to get the girl, no stone is left unturned Here you'll also find info on all the small details--that really aren't so small: word balloons, thought balloons, whisper balloons, bursts, sound effect lettering, and splash pages
And KA-BLAMMM . . . once you've created your art, then what? Lest you think Stan would turn you out into the wilderness without a road map, fellow traveler, there's also information on preparing and submitting your portfolio, on getting work, and on suggested reading and schools.
Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics features a cover that reunites long time collaborator John Romita Sr. and original cover artist of How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way. John Romita Sr. was most famous for his collaboration on The Amazing Spider-Man with Stan Lee It's time for a new approach . . . "a cornucopia of cutting-edge, techno-savvy instructions to lead you down the freshly laid yellow brick road of creativity." It's time for a book that takes you on the new journey of creating comic books for the 21st century and beyond Excelsior
With this 32-page, step-by-step instruction book, aspiring artists will discover the secrets to creating cutting-edge manga art. From an exploration of shading and coloring techniques to tips on figure drawing and character development, readers will learn everything they need to know to become masters of manga. Each featured project serves as both lesson and inspirational guide for preparing artists to craft their own world and characters in an authentic manga style
What does every aspiring comic artist REALLY want to draw? Action, of course Learn how to render all aspects of adrenalin-filled movement, from jaw-dropping superhero antics to kick-ass fistfights.
- Techniques for drawing every dynamic action are explained, from body contact and flying through to fistfights, group rumbles and full-on battles
- Clever exercises show how to achieve convincing movement, from dynamic standing poses, to running, swinging, flying and fighting
- An Action File of comic character drawings in dynamic poses forms an invaluable resource for practice and reference