FORCE: Dynamic Life Drawing: 10th Anniversary Edition Force Drawing Series

Key features the unique, dynamic learning system that has helped thousands of artists enhance their figure drawing abilities Dozens of updated illustrations and all-new content, exclusive to the 3rd edition Select pages can be scanned by your smartphone or other device to pull up bonus video content, enhancing the learning process Companion App: Nearly 50 videos are available on the free FORCE Drawing companion app that can be downloaded through Google Play or the Apple App Store Crc press.

Packed with superb, the updated third edition of FORCE features an all-new section on the "FORCE blob, powerfully drawn examples, " and dozens of fresh illustrations. Whether you are an illustrator, or student, comic book artist, you'll learn to use rhythm, shape, animator, and line to bring out the life in any subject.

The 10th anniversary Edition contains numerous improvements. Then sit back and watch the video that shows me creating that drawing and discussing my process. In the app, click on the image of the camera, point your mobile device’s camera at the page with the symbol, and then finally tap the video card image floating above the drawing to launch the video.

Many new drawings can be found within this edition and the addition of color now further clarifies the theory of FORCE. Bring your artwork to life with the power of the force! watch, listen, and follow along as Mike Mattesi demonstrates the fundamental FORCE line and explains dynamic figure drawing techniques through 30 videos that are launched through the book's companion App.

Around 30 videos are embedded within the book and accessible through the FORCE Drawing App.


FORCE: Drawing Human Anatomy Force Drawing Series

Key features detailed visual instruction includes colourful, step-by-step diagrams that allow you to easily follow the construction of an anatomically correct figure. Special consideration is given to anatomy for animation, allowing the reader to create a character that is anatomically accurate in both stillness and motion.

Focal Press. The newest book in michael Mattesi’s Force Drawing series takes movement to the next level. Clearly organized and color coded per regions of the body's anatomy, a clarity of design for better reader understanding. Visit the companion website for drawing demonstrations and further resources on anatomy.

Color coded images detail each muscle and their different angles. As opposed to the memorization technique, Mattesi stresses the function of each body part and how gravity relative to different poses affects the aesthetics and form of muscle. The chapters are divided by the different parts of the body, thus allowing the reader to concentrate on mastery one body part at a time.

Force: drawing human Anatomy, explores the different facets of motion and the human body. Learn how anatomy is drawn and defined by the function of a pose.


Force: Animal Drawing: Animal locomotion and design concepts for animators Force Drawing Series

Force: animal drawing is the comprehensive guide to developing artistic animals that are creative,  dynamic and anatomical, bridging the gap between foundational art and advanced techniques. Artists and animators alike all find animal inspiration when animating characters- be they human or inhuman.

For a unique 'larger than life' character, locomotion, readers will learn to apply the unique facets of animal movement, facial features, expressions, physical build and personality to their traditional and digital art. Readers will also adapt key industry tricks and techniques to personify animal animations with key characteristics of a human's face.

Reach new heights of dramatic and visual impact by applying locomotive animal anatomy as it relates to an animating and drawing with a specific focus on force, form and shape. Focal Press. Explore the practical application of force theories and learn from today's leading character designers with the included artist interviews and an extended video tutorial via www.

Drawingforce. Com. Find inspiration in observation, and explore the artistic connection between a overzealous dog or dictatorial cat and your animations. Adapt key industry tricks and techniques to personify your animal animations with key characteristics of a specific person's face. Gorgeously illustrated with both traditional and exaggerated observational life-drawing models, facial features, expressions, learn to apply the unique facets of animal movement, locomotion, physical build and personality to your animations.




Force: Character Design from Life Drawing Force Drawing Series

Design creative characters inspired by real people. Focal Press. Focal Press. With step-by-step explanation of how the characters were developed and exercises for you to sharpen your skills this is everything you need to bring your characters to life. Let mike mattesi show you how to use life drawing to discover the poses, features and personalities which form the basis of character and then build, develop and 'PUSH' your drawings to new heights of dramatic and visual impact for believable characters audiences can relate to.

Focal Press. Packed with color illustrations and photographs of the models who inspired them.


Framed Ink: Drawing and Composition for Visual Storytellers

These lessons are then applied to three diverse story lines - a train accident, a cowboy tale and bikers approaching a mysterious house. The ultimate guide to visual storytelling! How to make the audience ""feel"" the story while they are ""reading"" the story. Using his experiences from working in the comic book industry, movie studios and teaching, Marcos introduces the reader to a step-by-step system that will create the most successful storyboards and graphics for the best visual communication.

Focal Press. After a brief discussion on narrative art, Marcos introduces us to drawing and composing a single image, to composing steady shots to drawing to compose for continuity between all the shots. In addition to setting up the shots, he also explains and illustrates visual character development, emotive stances and expressions along with development of the environmental setting to fully develop the visual narrative.

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Figure Drawing: Design and Invention

Focal Press. Figure drawing: design and Invention is an instructional figure drawing book geared towards the novice and experienced artist alike. This book emphasizes a simplified understanding of surface anatomy, facilitate invention, in order to clarify the mechanics of the figure, and ultimately create a skill-set that can be successfully applied to other media.

Focal Press. In addition, this book focuses very strongly on practical usage, making sure the artist is able to assimilate the steps presented here into a cohesive working process. Fourth printing, September 2011 Focal Press. Design Studio Press.


Figure Drawing for All It's Worth

Focal Press. Focal Press. Titan Books UK. Focal Press. Design Studio Press. The illustrator andrew loomis 1892-1959 is revered among artists - including comics superstar Alex Ross - for his mastery of figure drawing and clean, Realist style. His hugely influential series of art instruction books have never been bettered, and Figure Drawing is the first in Titan's programme of facsimile editions, returning these classic titles to print for the first time in decades.

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Morpho: Simplified Forms: Anatomy for Artists Morpho: Anatomy for Artists

This small, portable book presents a unique perspective on the human body for artists to study and implement in their drawing work. Focal Press. Rather than going the traditional route of memorizing a repertoire of poses, Lauricella instead stresses learning this small collection of forms, which can then be combined and shaped into the more complex and varied forms and postures we see in the living body.

Titan Books UK. Focal Press. In this book, artist and teacher michel lauricella simplifies the human body into basic, synthetic shapes and forms, offering profound insight for artists of all kinds, sparking the imagination and improving one’s observational abilities. This is intentional, as it is designed to help the book lay flat as you draw.

Table of contents foreword introduction Head and Neck Torso and Shoulders Upper Limbs Lower Limbs Resources Focal Press. Publisher's note: this book features an “exposed” binding style. Design Studio Press.


Framed Perspective Vol. 2: Technical Drawing for Shadows, Volume, and Characters

Focal Press. Focal Press. Design Studio Press. Design Studio Press. Author and artist marcos mateu-mestre reveals the many techniques and mechanics he has used to become proficient in such endeavors, including using anatomy, shadows, and clothing folds to define the shape and volume of characters within an environment.

Focal Press. He also shares how to effectively observe a model or object to extract the right amount of information to then translate it into an impactful graphic and visual image, the goal of every visual storyteller. Titan Books UK. Building on the foundation established with the first book in the series, Framed Perspective 2 guides artists through the challenging tasks of projecting shadows in proper perspective on a variety of environments and working with characters in perspective set in particular situation or setting.

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Framed Drawing Techniques: Mastering Ballpoint Pen, Graphite Pencil, and Digital Tools for Visual Storytelling

Titan Books UK. Alongside his important technical lessons, on everything from depicting reflected light on a character’s hair to how to add rain to dramatize a scene, is Mateu-Mestre’s awe-inspiring artwork, which serves to educate and motivate artists of all levels to discover what incredible storytelling is possible with a single pen or pencil or tablet.

1 & 2 in his latest book, Framed Drawing Techniques, which is packed with opportunities to do just that. Focal Press. In exquisite and thoughtful detail, and the gray scale―outlining the benefits and challenges of each, The Digital Way, Graphite Pencil, Mateu-Mestre lays out distinct approaches to drawing in the book’s chapters―The Ballpoint Pen, and specific digital editing techniques that can be applied to one’s work in all the mediums to achieve the greatest results.

Design Studio Press. Focal Press. Design Studio Press. No matter what stage artists are in their careers, “it’s necessary to look toward the future eager to learn and to be better every day, ” writes artist and best-selling author Marcos Mateu-Mestre Framed Ink, Framed Perspective Vol. Focal Press.


How to Render: the fundamentals of light, shadow and reflectivity

Titan Books UK. This book is about the fundamentals of light, shadow and reflectivity; the focus is firmly on helping to improve visual understanding of the world around and on techniques for representing that world. Design Studio Press. Rendering is the next step after drawing to communicate ideas more clearly.

Focal Press. Design Studio Press. The second section focuses on the physics of reflectivity and how to render a wide range of materials utilizing this knowledge. This book is divided into two major sections: the first explains the physics of light and shadow. Building on what scott robertson and thomas bertling wrote about in How To Draw: Drawing and Sketching Objects and Environments from Your Imagination, this book shares everything the two experts know about how to render light, shadow and reflective surfaces.

Design Studio Press. Focal Press. Focal Press. Similar to our previous book, how to draw, this book contains links to free online rendering tutorials that can be accessed via the URL list or through the H2Re app. Throughout the book, two icons appear that indicate either “observation” or “action. This means the page or section is about observing reality or taking action by applying the knowledge and following the steps in creating your own work.