Anatomy for Fantasy Artists: An Illustrator's Guide to Creating Action Figures and Fantastical Forms

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Here in a single volume is a practical, comprehensive training course for budding illustrators working to master comic book art, graphic novels, fantasy posters, sci-fi book covers and illustrations, and computer games. The author, a highly successful fantasy artist, teaches the basics of human anatomical drawing and musculature, as well as perspective and composition. He then instructs on ways to distort, develop, and transform the human figure, giving it features that range from monstrous or magical to ...
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Overview


Here in a single volume is a practical, comprehensive training course for budding illustrators working to master comic book art, graphic novels, fantasy posters, sci-fi book covers and illustrations, and computer games. The author, a highly successful fantasy artist, teaches the basics of human anatomical drawing and musculature, as well as perspective and composition. He then instructs on ways to distort, develop, and transform the human figure, giving it features that range from monstrous or magical to super-agile or larger than life. Detailed artist's references and step-by-step instructions show how to build bodies that truly stretch the imagination--mighty alien warriors, kick-boxing cyber-punks, and mega-muscled superheroes, to name just a few. Art students also learn how to show their characters in many different dynamic action poses, such as flying, spinning, punching, and jumping, as well as how to express each character's emotions through facial expressions. More than 300 color illustrations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764129506
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2005
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 784,936
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.92 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author


Glenn Fabry is famous in the comic book industry for his fabulous figure paintings. A freelance illustrator for 20 years, and winner of an Eisner award in 1996 for best cover artist, he has worked mainly in the fantasy genre. His creations include covers for DC Comics' Hellblazer and Preacher.
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