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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: IMPACT Books; 1 edition (30 July 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600611273
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600611278
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.3 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 456,240 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Tom Nguyen is a full-time freelancer, primarily for DC Comics, but clients include Marvel, Wizard, Upper Deck and others. He has an online column with www.comicon.com called "I Draw the Line" and he has done art instruction articles for magazines. He's always working on new things, mostly with DC.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Patrick on 24 Oct. 2011
Format: Paperback
This book is great. I just received it a few days ago, but I can already say that it's worth it.
Throughout the book you get great tips on how to draw women. Everything from eyes, to mouth to the general body is covered. While teaching you these thing you see a lot of pictures of how to do it and how not to do it. This way you quickly get an impression of what to do, so you stay on the right track

Overall this is a great book that I can highly recommend
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. J. Drew on 9 Aug. 2011
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I have only been drawing for 2 years now so i am novice at best, this book is definately worth having some good pointers on how to draw the females and poses, so far i have read 5 pages and my drawings have already improved, recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Juniper on 15 Sept. 2013
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Great book, ive been drawing for a long time but still found a bunch of cool new tips. But would also prove very useful for someone new to drawing comic style.
Overall good book!
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
An Above-Average Book on a Difficult Subject 11 Jun. 2010
By CB - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Let's get this out of the way first - "Incredible Comic Book Women" is not the only book you'll ever need in order to draw comic book women well. No single such book exists.

Okay, now that we've cleared the air, "Incredible Comic Book Women" is probably the best book out there specifically dealing with how to draw the women of comics. Christopher Hart has written a book on the subject (How to Draw Great-Looking Comic Book Women (Christopher Hart Titles)) and other books (like How to Draw Fantasy Females: Create Sexy Cyberpunks, Seductive Supergirls, and Raunchy All-Action Heroines, Draw & Paint Fantasy Females, and How to Draw Those Bodacious Bad Babes of Comics) all have their good (and, unfortunately, mostly bad) points, but ICBW (as I'll refer to this book from here on in) is unique in that it takes its time in trying not only to teach you some of the basic and intermediate techniques, but it also has some great bits helping burgeoning artists recognize what they might be doing wrong, which is very important.

The book has 3 parts, each divided up into a series of segments:

Part 1: Drawing Crash Course tries to be a basic drawing fundamentals tutorial, covering gesture, face, hair, body structure, etc. The most helpful areas here are the "Gesture Sketches" and "Hair" sections - they teach some aspects of those difficult subjects that actually helped light bulbs go off in my head. The rest of this section offers similar content to Andy Smith's excellent DRAWING DYNAMIC COMICS, though, of course, this book focuses on women. The anatomy section in ICBW, however, are super helpful in that Nguyen's examples are drawn in positions and angles that will be most helpful to the artist - he actually draws the difficult 3/4 views of figures, which many books don't cover well or omit altogether. His discussions of the figure and body parts in perspective is not technical and I think will help greatly.

Part 2: Advanced Techniques offers discussion on using models as reference, drawing facial likenesses, drawing differing ethnicities, aging characters, clothing and accessories, and inking/coloring. Most of the lessons here are superficial, though the section of drawing a likeness is a good supplement to the excellent Secrets to Drawing Heads, which is highly recommended.

Part 3: Assignments shows him take a drawing of a comic book style woman from the conceptual stage all the way to the finish. These are well done, largely, and good for those trying to figure out the process of drawing. Especially helpful is one section which discusses how to draw clothing that had shiny areas on it, something very common in comics today. I've only ever seen on other book (Draw & Paint Fantasy Females) cover this topic at any length, but it can't touch Nguyen's analysis here, which will really make it seem easy.

The Good: In addition to a number of needed tutorials and examples, Nguyen, following in the footsteps of his last book, Incredible Comics with Tom Nguyen: The Ultimate Guide to Creating Kick-Ass Comic Art, shows us what not to do, often imitating the styles (and mistakes) of familiar comics professionals (who he doesn't identify by name. Season comics readers will get the joke, though...) in order to make his point. I tend to find these eye-opening, and they often point out what I've been doing wrong and couldn't figure out.

The Bad: Some parts of this book just don't work as well, or were done better in other books. While this book is certainly worth getting if you've got some experience under your belt, it's not good for the beginner. Additionally, judging by some of the content in this book, I would say it is meant for older artists, not for kids.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Incredible How-to Book 26 July 2010
By Jacob Booth - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Incredible Comic Book Women with Tom Nguyen is the most comprehensive and helpful how-to art book I have ever purchased. It is an immense help to me, being an aspiring artist these past years, but a lot of his tips would be excellent for beginners as well.
He covers all facets of creating kick ass comic chics, from anatomy to facial structures/expressions, to different styles of clothing and hair, and everything in between. He even goes in depth on chapters that deal in lighting, photo-reference, and layouts.
I especially enjoy the assignments section of the book. Working through them, and reading his advice as you progress, I feel is an invaluable tool.

I highly recommend this book. I cannot think of a better book to help an artist, be they Pro or beginner.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
The Drawing of "Hot Babes" 29 Jan. 2013
By Shaun Patterson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The first thing that the reader will notice about this book is its tone. The author certainly has a sense of humor and isn't afraid to use that as a vehicle to help in the learning process. From the over the top title to the wry internal captions, this book definitely does not take itself too seriously.

The content of the book is laid out in a very logical way. You begin with learning the correct way to draw components of female anatomy and then work towards drawing the full figure. This book does an excellent job on focusing on the basics of anatomical construction, the importance of action lines and building up a form with primary and secondary curves.

I wish the book had included more reference images from which the reader could put some of the concepts into practice. It's fine to follow along with the lessons, but by the end I wanted to spread my wings a little more.

One real standout bonus for me was the fact that the author included many illustrations of common mistakes. For example, he would show how amateur artists draw long hair by over emphasizing every single strand. He then explains why this is not effective and shows a more professional approach to drawing the same hair. This technique is used throughout the book and really helps to hit ideas home, especially when (like me) you can really relate to some of the examples of how not to draw it.

One note that may sound a little silly is that I was glad to see that included in the book was a full three pages on how to draw breasts. For some unknown reason most books shy away from this topic, which is a real shame because drawing natural and realistic looking breasts is challenging and is not something that should be missed.

Why is drawing women so difficult? I know myself; I often struggle to really capture a real femininity and sexiness when I attempt to draw women. I believe that there is a real dynamism and energy in a successful drawing of a women and it's something that only comes with a mountain of practice. I believe that if this is your goal (like it is mine) then this book is definitely for you to.

If you have any questions about this review or want to see more of my work, please visit my website at[...]
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
decent book but a little sterotypical 20 May 2013
By Robert Smith - Published on Amazon.com
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If you subscribe the theory that all women in comic books must be ultra hot, hip-tossing chest-thrusting sex pots then this is a great book for you. If you're examining a sultry and romantic/alluring style this book is also probably a decent choice. If you're looking for tough, strong, independent female characters who have realistic proportions and poses... not so much...
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This book is by far the most superior book on drawing women out on the market to ... 18 Sept. 2014
By Andrew K. - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is by far the most superior book on drawing women out on the market to date. I actually borrowed this book from the kindle store, but after going through it I had to grab a hard copy. The Do's and Don'ts in here are super helpful along with the reference photos this book is just a blast to get through. In my opinion this is a far better book than Christopher Hart's How to Draw Great-Looking Comic Book Women. The only down side is that, I want more content and that its not sold through prime!
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