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Complete Guide to Figure Drawing for Comics and Graphic Novels (Paperback) (Dan Cooney)

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(back cover) Dan Cooney is the creator and illustrator of the assassin series, Valentine,and the author of Writing and Illustrating the Graphic Novel, published in North America by Barron's. He also teaches graphic novel writing courses at The Academy of Art University in San Francisco.If you want to draw for comic books or graphic novels, this book is the definitive guide to getting your figure drawing absolutely right. You'll acquire a thorough grounding in drawing the human form. You'll also learn how to pose and photograph models, and then use those photos as reference for your finished drawings.
  • Suitable for all skill levels, from complete beginner to experienced artist
  • Covers all the essential elements related to making sequential art, including concept and composition, characters and backgrounds, facial expressions, emotions, atmosphere, and action
  • Includes detailed rules and examples that show how to render clothing
  • Provides a comprehensive section showing how to handle backgrounds, layouts, panels, figures, and dialogues to ensure that you create winning and engaging artworks
  • Written for art students and beginners who want to illustrate for comics and graphic novels, this book provides a thorough grounding in drawing the human form.

  • Explains how to pose and photograph models, and then use photos as reference for finished drawings
  • Describes the essentials of creating sequential art, including backgrounds, facial expressions expressing emotion, poses suggesting action, and more
  • Includes examples and principles on how to draw clothing and costumes
  • Advises on writing dialogue that keeps the story action moving

    This comprehensive self-teaching course for illustrators features more than 150 instructive color illustrations.
  • Number of Pages: 192
    Genre: Art
    Sub-Genre: Techniques / Drawing, Subjects + Themes / Human Figure, Techniques / Cartooning
    Format: Paperback
    Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Inc
    Author: Dan Cooney
    Language: English
    Street Date: September 1, 2012
    TCIN: 14125938
    UPC: 9781438000985
    Item Number (DPCI): 248-80-5168
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