Drawing Crime Noir: For Comics and Graphic Novels

Drawing Crime Noir: For Comics and Graphic Novels

by Christopher Hart


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Drawing Crime Noir: For Comics and Graphic Novels by Christopher Hart

– Strong, cutting-edge imagery shows artists how to make crime pay
– Superstar author Christopher Hart explores a new genre
– Perfect for anyone interested in drawing for comic books or graphic novels

Aspiring artists, lonely, desperate—this is your chance to grab the gold ring of the hottest style around: noir. Windswept streets, dark shadowy figures, reckless women, gleaming pistols, men without conscience, boulevards of fear...they’re all here in Drawing Crime Noir. Extensive instruction, including a complete tutorial on how to turn an ordinary comic-book scene into a crime noir scene, shows how to create the moody world of noir, from using shadows to create intense moods and suspense, to drawing the swirling capes and cloaked faces of tormented superheroes; the trench coats and dark glasses of nihilistic antiheroes; the dark suits of mobbed-up politicians on the take and the hit men who keep order; and the form-fitting dresses and snakeskin shoes of the sexy women who would kill a man as soon as kiss him.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823023998
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony
Publication date: 05/31/2006
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.95(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Cartoonist and teacher Christopher Hart is Watson-Guptill’s top-selling author with a track record of phenomenal sales of more than a million copies. He lives in Westport, Connecticut.

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