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Paperback Anatomy for Fantasy Artists: An Illustrator's Guide to Creating Action Figures and Fantastical Forms Book

ISBN: 0764129503

ISBN13: 9780764129506

Anatomy for Fantasy Artists: An Illustrator's Guide to Creating Action Figures and Fantastical Forms

Here in a single volume is a practical, comprehensive training course for budding illustrators working to master comic book art, graphic novels, fantasy posters, sci-fi book covers and illustrations, and computer games. The author, a highly successful fantasy artist, teaches the basics of human anatomical drawing and musculature, as well as perspective and composition. He then instructs on ways to distort, develop, and transform the human figure,...


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Great for any fantasy artist

IT provides essential insights into creative phenomena evident in fantasy art. IT is a must have for any artist. The book has several examples from great artists as well as some actual models posing for reference.

Art Essential

This is not only a great book but a wonderful guide on drawing great action figures. There are many tips and tricks I recommend in here and it not only looks at just one detain but many perspectives in drawing fantasy characters.

Best Book on Fantasy Art in a long time......

Being a youngster at the time in 1978, my bible of drawing the Marvel Way with Stan Lee and John Buscema took me through my earliest attempts at cartooning. Too bad no other volumes followed that one. I must have drawn every part of that book three times over. The new book gives lots of poses and ways to approach your work as a fantasy artist. The poses alone make this book worth it's price. The models alone make this one worth your time. If you like practicing action poses it's a can't miss...

Best art book I've read

I picked this book up at college, and it genuinely helped me with my studies. It's full of useful information which I could really use. Have since bought my own copy and refer to it very frequently.

Not enough Glen, but still lots to offer

I too was initially disheartened at the lack of Fabry artwork in this book. There is a fair bit, but it is interspersed with work from a range of other artists. However, I read on regardless and must say I was pleasantly surprised. As anyone who has ever purchased an artistic `how-to' book before will know, they are often utterly infuriating. Assumptions are made about how much time, experience and money to spend on expensive equipment you have, following the tutorials can be confusing, and frequently I get the impression the author doesn't care too much about you learning the craft. I don't know how much of the text in `Anatomy for Fantasy Artists' is Fabry's and how much is Cormack's, but the approach is well thought out, methodical, informative, bursting with genuinely useful tips and easy to understand without being patronising. I really felt like I learned a lot, and saved myself a load of time. I have to say, as someone who has a genuine interesting in learning the craft, it was a thoroughly engrossing and refreshing read, and I recommend it to anyone in a similar position. Probably not the best book for people who just wanna look at the pictures, but a must have for all the budding artists out there. Five stars.
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