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Force: Animal Drawing: Animal Locomotion and Design Concepts for Animators

Force: Animal Drawing: Animal Locomotion and Design Concepts for Animators
Your Price: $45.50 CDN
Author: Mike Mattesi
Publisher: Focal Press
Series: Force Drawing Series
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 224
Pub. Date: 2011
ISBN-10: 0240814355
ISBN-13: 9780240814353
About the Book:

Many artists are unsure how to bridge the gap between the many basic 'how to draw' books and the more advanced ones dealing with the esoteric details of composition, perspective and anatomy. 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, readers will learn to apply the unique facets of animal movement, locomotion, expressions, facial features, 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.

What people say:

"I have been illustrating professionally for 15 years. I am self taught, meaning I rely upon books and advice from peers. I've always noticed there was some elusive thing that was usually missing from my figure drawings that made them less dynamic. Burne Hogarth's books were very helpful but they didn't teach me how to get into the Flow. How to get them to go pow! This book gives you the direction to feel out these forces and shapes. I used to think that these things couldn't be taught. When Mr. Matessi's lessons click in your brain, you are truly feeling this power. For me, as an animator, it makes all the difference in the world." - Brian Leblanc

About the Author:

Mike Mattesi is the Director of the Entertainment Art Academy based in Southern California. He has been a professional production artist and instructor for almost 20 years with clients including Disney, Marvel Comics, Hasbro Toys, ABC, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Dreamworks and Nickelodeon.


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