Drawing Dynamic Comics

Drawing Dynamic Comics

by Andy Smith
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Drawing Dynamic Comics by Andy Smith

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823003129
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 06/28/2000
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 8.51(w) x 10.96(h) x 0.36(d)

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.

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Drawing Dynamic Comics 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is like the best drawing book ever! I never knew how to draw muscles or anything on a person but now I do. I mean I drew manga real good but when I used this book I learned how to draw muscles. It has a good price too. When I picked it up I thought it would be like $40 but it wasn't. It was only $20!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The author of this book is a great artist and takes a serious approach to showing the reader how to draw comics. He shows the basic geometry of the characters and the proportions, and then shows the details. He also goes though the character poses and how to draw the pages in a more exciting manner.