Perspective! For Comic Book Artists: How to Achieve a Professional Look in Your Artwork

Perspective! For Comic Book Artists: How to Achieve a Professional Look in Your Artwork

by David Chelsea


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ISBN-13: 9780823005673
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 10/28/1997
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 374,041
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.98(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

David Chelsea has been a commercial artist for more than 30 years, and his work has appeared in hundreds of publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street JournalNew York PressSeattle WeeklyChicago TribuneReader's DigestBoston Phoenix, and Portland Monthly. He is the author of the graphic novels David Chelsea in LoveWelcome to the Zone, and Snow Angel; two volumes of his collected "24 Hour Comics"; and the how-to books Perspective! for Comic Book Artists and Extreme Perspective! for Artists.

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Perspective! For Comic Book Artists: How to Achieve a Professional Look in Your Artwork 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
okaynowa on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This guide is at once instructive and entertaining. For a casual comic artist looking to brush up on technique, it's amazing how remembering a few simple rules on perspective can snap everything into focus. Chelsea explains the fundamentals step by step, from horizon lines up to three point perspective. His tone is light, direct, and never condescending or arch (important to a self-critical amateur). Perspective! belongs on the shelf right next to Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics and Will Eisner's Comics and Sequential Art.
winteryvisions on LibraryThing 5 months ago
One of the best works on learning perspective I've come across. I've had a very hard time learning perspective, and it was this book that helped me break through. The entire thing is in comic book format, which made it more visual than many other perspective books on the market, and I think that this is one of the main reasons why I was able to learn from this book and not from others. His writing -- and artwork! -- are very clear, which was also of great use to me.
Anna_Kh More than 1 year ago
High recommended!
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EdShott More than 1 year ago
Rarely do I draw cartoons, however, I attempt alkyd oil painting aspiring to classical realism---this book should be considered a classic text to be read early on in the study of manufacturing art and as a frequent reference throughout an artists career. It is clearly written and illustrated and comprehensive.