Force Dynamic Life Drawing for Animators

Author: Mike Mattesi
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136142376
Release Date: 2012-08-17
Genre: Art

Force: Dynamic Life Drawing for Animators Capture the force in your life drawing subjects with this practical guide to dynamic drawing techniques - packed with superb, powerfully drawn examples that show you how to: * Bring your work to life with rhythmic drawing techniques * Create appealing and dynamic poses in your drawings * Experience the figure's energy in three dimensional space * Use the asymmetry of straight and curved lines to clarify the direction of force in the body * Build on your foundational anatomy and figure drawing skills to animate your drawings *Apply the theory of force to your on-location and animal drawing observations Whether you are an animator, comic book artist, illustrator or fine arts' student you'll learn to use rhythm, shape, and line to bring out the life in any subject while Mike Mattesi's infectious enthusiasm will have you reaching for your pencils! Mike Mattesi is the owner and founder of Entertainment Art Academy (www.enterartacad.com) based in Southern California. He has been a professional production artist and instructor for the last fifteen years with clients including Disney, Marvel Comics, Hasbro Toys, ABC, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, DreamWorks and Nickelodeon. Audience level: Intermediate to advanced

FORCE Dynamic Life Drawing

Author: Mike Mattesi
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781317419211
Release Date: 2017-03-27
Genre: Art

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. Packed with superb, powerfully drawn examples, the updated third edition of FORCE features an all-new section on the "FORCE blob," and dozens of fresh illustrations. Mike Mattesi’s 10th anniversary edition of FORCE will teach readers how to put thought and imagination to paper. Whether you are an illustrator, animator, comic book artist, or student, you'll learn to use rhythm, shape, and line to bring out the life in any subject. The 10th Anniversary Edition contains numerous improvements. Around 30 videos are embedded within the book and accessible through the FORCE Drawing App. 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. Then sit back and watch the video that shows me creating that drawing and discussing my process. Many new drawings can be found within this edition and the addition of color now further clarifies the theory of FORCE.

Force Animal Drawing

Author: Michael D. Mattesi
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136131738
Release Date: 2012-10-12
Genre: Art

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. 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.

FORCE Drawing Human Anatomy

Author: Mike Mattesi
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781315295527
Release Date: 2017-01-06
Genre: Art

The newest book in Michael Mattesi’s Force Drawing series takes movement to the next level. Force: Drawing Human Anatomy, explores the different facets of motion and the human body. 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. Color coded images detail each muscle and their different angles. Special consideration is given to anatomy for animation, allowing the reader to create a character that is anatomically accurate in both stillness and motion.

Force Character Design from Life Drawing

Author: Mike Mattesi
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136139895
Release Date: 2012-11-12
Genre: Art

Design creative characters inspired by real people. 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. Packed with color illustrations and photographs of the models who inspired them. 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.

Force

Author: Mike Mattesi
Publisher:
ISBN: 1635615437
Release Date: 2006-09-10
Genre:


Action Anatomy

Author: Takashi Iijima
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060736811
Release Date: 2005-05-31
Genre: Computers

Experience real human body structures and movements with this indispensable guide to the the digital expression of anatomical mechanisms. Impressive graphic details, along with clear explanations, explore the character animation of each body part and movement as illustrated for art directors, designers, and animators. Packed with 650 full-color computer-graphic visuals, and covering more than 280 useful topics, with commentaries on every body part, bone, and muscular movement, this comprehensive body-animation graphic manual is a must have for every digital artist and designer!

Muscles in Motion

Author: Glenn Fabry
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780823031450
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Art

The author offers a primer in drawing the human form, focusing particular attention on musculature in eight hundred drawings taken directly from his own sketchbook, accompanied by his own commentary. Original.

Action Analysis for Animators

Author: Chris Webster
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780240812182
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Art

Action Analysis is one of the fundamental princples of animation that underpins all types of animation: 2d, 3d, computer animation, stop motion, etc. This is a fundamental skill that all animators need to create polished, believable animation. An example of Action Analysis would be Shrek's swagger in the film, Shrek. The animators clearly understood (through action analysis) the type of walk achieved by a large and heavy individual (the real) and then applied their observations to the animated character of an ogre (the fantastic). It is action analysis that enabled the animation team to visually translate a real life situation into an ogre's walk, achieving such fantastic results. Key animation skills are demonstrated with in-depth illustrations, photographs and live action footage filmed with high speed cameras. Detailed Case Studies and practical assignments ground action analysis methodology with real life examples. Action Analysis for Animators is a essential guide for students, amateurs and professionals. * A title that unites classic principles of Action Analysis with contemporary workflows. Apply the practices of action analysis to any animaton process. * Extensive illustrations of people and animals in motion that break down the action of animals and humans in a step-by-step manner. * Tips included throughout the book on how to capture motion and analyse action. * Detailed case studies illustrated with line drawings, diagrams, photographs and live action footage, integrate real world examples with practical knowledge. * Website included as a resource for amateur and experience animators, featuring Short Animations and Live Action examples juxtaposed with stills of animals and humans in motion.

The Tarzan Chronicles

Author: Howard E. Green
Publisher: Hyperion Books
ISBN: UCSD:31822028341592
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Performing Arts

Published to tie-in with the release of Disney's newest animated epic, 'Tarzan', this gorgeously illustrated volume records the making of the film, with rare insights into the animation process and thoughtful diary excerpts from the directors and many of the key players. Full-colour throughout.

Anatomy for artists

Author: Anthony Apesos
Publisher:
ISBN: 158180931X
Release Date: 2007-10-03
Genre: Art

A comprehensive, visual reference for any artist seeking to portray the human figure includes detailed information on the function and form of body structures, as well as unique instructions for learning anatomy through seeing and feeling each structure on one's own body, and dozens of pen-and-ink drawings. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Figure Drawing for Artists

Author: Steve Huston
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781631590658
Release Date: 2016-06-01
Genre: Art

How often does an aspiring artist read a book or take a class on drawing the human body, only to end up with page after page of stiff lifeless marks rather than the well-conceived figure the course promised? Though there are many books on drawing the human figure, none teach how to draw a figure from the first few marks of the quick sketch to the last virtuosic stroke of the finished masterpiece, let alone through a convincing, easy-to-understand method. That changes now. In Figure Drawing for Artists: Making Every Mark Count, award-winning fine artist Steve Huston shows beginners and pros alike the two foundational concepts behind the greatest masterpieces in art and how to use them as the basis for their own success. Embark on a drawing journey and discover how these twin pillars of support are behind everything from the Venus De Milo to Michelangelo's Sibyl to George Bellow's Stag at Sharkey's, how they're the fundamental tools for animation studios around the world, and how the best comic book artists from the beginnings of the art form until now use them whether they know it or not. Figure Drawing for Artists: Making Every Mark Count sketches out the same two-step method taught to the artists of DreamWorks, Warner Brothers, and Disney Animation, so pick up a pencil and get drawing.

Animal Drawing

Author: Charles Knight
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486318738
Release Date: 2013-04-09
Genre: Art

A master of animal portraiture presents an extensive course in creating lifelike drawings of wild and domestic creatures. Subjects include animal musculature, bone structure, psychology, movements, habits, and habitats. 123 illustrations.

The Nine Old Men Lessons Techniques and Inspiration from Disney s Great Animators

Author: Andreas Deja
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781135015855
Release Date: 2015-09-16
Genre: Performing Arts

Learn from the men who changed animation forever Walt Disney’s team of core animators, who he affectionately called his "Nine Old Men," were known for creating Disney’s most famous works, as well as refining the 12 basic principles of animation. Follow master animator and Disney legend Andreas Deja as he takes you through the minds and works of these notable animators. An apprentice to the Nine Old Men himself, Deja gives special attention to each animator and provides a thoughtful analysis on their techniques that include figure drawing, acting, story structure, and execution. The in-depth analysis of each animator’s work will allow you to refine your approach to character animation. Rare sequential drawings from the Disney archives also give you unprecedented access and insight into the most creative minds that changed the course of animation. Instruction and analysis on the works of each of the Nine Old Men broaden your creative choices and approaches to character animation Original drawings, some never-before-seen by the public are explored in depth, giving you behind-the-scenes access into Disney animation history Gain first-hand insight into the foundation of timeless characters and scenes from some of Disney’s most memorable feature and short films