The Drawing Club Handbook: Mastering the Art of Drawing Characters from Life
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Does your cartoon, comic, film, or story need a quirky individual? How about a leading lady? Rogue superhero? By working through the exercises found in The Drawing Club, acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to draw personality archetypes of any kind– movie heroes, pulp fiction characters, and pop culture stars from every era. There's something for everyone!
Illustrator Bob Kato, Associate Professor at The Art Center College of Design, invites you to join him as he guides you through insider tips and tricks to create your own art from real people. Easily work your way through objectives, learn how to draw from life, and masterproblem solving as you work through a series of exercises. Each exercise features a new character type and tackles different aspects of character drawing. Each exercise is illustrated with multiple sample drawings along with hard-earned insights from veteran artists.
The Drawing Club is your exclusive access to learn how to draw amazing characters that enhance your art!
artists approach a subject, what they’ve done to hone their technique, and how a great drawing comes to be. I’ll share insight on what makes a great drawing, ways to translate the world from 3-D to 2-D, how to tell a story through your work, and how to tap into your improvisational side. We’ll also look at how to choose materials, explore comic approaches to drawing, and take a peek at artists’ sketchbooks. Exercises will expand on the ideas in each chapter, helping you improve your skills and
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important to practice as freeze framing a movie with a superhero in it. Finally, you can always just go out with your sketchbook and draw. Carry it around with you, and draw whenever an opportunity presents itself. I have seen great drawings done in the subway station, at the cafeteria, on the bus, at the coffee shop, Allow yourself to make mistakes and you will grow even faster, feeling more and more fluent in the language of drawing. The Cowboy, charcoal pencil on paper, Mike Barry 106
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