- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (1 Jan. 1986)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0671530771
- ISBN-13: 978-0671530778
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1 x 27.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 485,943 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
How to Draw Comics Marvel Way Paperback – 1 Jan 1986
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Top Customer Reviews
If you want to learn how to draw the right way then get this book.
This book teaches you how to draw faces, feet, hands, bodies and everything need to create that perfect picture.
It also teaches you and gives you tips on drawing things in perspective and the use of shadow to show more realistic characters and scenes.
Even at 17 years old I found this book very good to learn from, in my eyes probably the best book on drawing comic book characters and scenes around.
You'll find the book inspirational and clear and easy to read, just the section on perspective you may need to re-read again!
Most interesting of all is the Marvel design and composition philosophy laid out by the inimitable Stan Lee, basically an illustrated guide on how to 'direct' the action going on within the pages you create. To say something has 'comic-book action' is usually used in a derogatory sense, but when you see the Marvel scene next to a run of the mill scene you learn to appreciate the time and thought that went into it.
The only downside is the lack of colour, either in the pages or in the training guide itself, and it concentrates almost exclusively on pencil and ink creations. However, as it's aimed squarely at the beginner this is no big loss. Just creating one of the comic pages in the lessons took me hours of tongue-chewing concentration, but the fact that I created it at all, let alone had the urge to sit there doing it for so long has to speak volumes for this book.
When it arrived, I was pleasantly suprised, it's a substantial book, very well layed out, and narrated in Stan Lee's quirky tone. It covers all the fundamentals, perspective, the figure, human heads etc. So far I'm very impressed. I'm predicting a massive improvement in the quality of my sketches!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good book with loads of illustrations and tips and sections to do your own comic strips. I wanted it to look at drawings of various superheros to draw but there are only a handful... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Gina1972
Great book although a suitable for children slightly older than the ones they were bought for, possibly 10 upwardsPublished 1 month ago by susan mason
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