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Anatomy for Fantasy Artists

An Essential Guide to Creating Action Figures and Fantastical Forms

Published: March 2013
SKU: 9781438001982

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A phenomenal reference for art students and fantasy enthusiasts looking to take their art to epic, out of this world places!

A practical training course that offers valuable instruction from experts in the field. Anatomy for Fantasy Artists trains you in creating professional quality illustrations for everything from comic book art, graphic novels, fantasy posters, sci-fi book covers, and character designs to computer games. This guide starts with the basics of human anatomical drawing and musculature, plus a review of the principles of perspective and composition, to set the stage.

Subsequent sections instruct 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, just to name just a few. You’ll learn how to render 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.

This second edition has been expanded with additional pages that feature even more how-to, step-by-step color illustrations.

This comprehensive guide includes:

  • Basic anatomy instruction and shading techniques
  • Tips and tricks from professional artists and illustrators
  • Inspiration on creating characters that stretch the imagination
  • Creating dynamic movement through body language and facial expression
  • Approximately 400 color illustrations for inspiration

Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Case Count: 30
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