Thursday, September 29, 2005

Some good drawing books

One Hundred Twenty Second Post: Some good drawing books

Most drawing books are written for beginners. That may be because other then drawing exercises and descriptions of technique, the person who is learning has to learn by drawing and not reading. Some things can’t be put into words. And isn’t that the reason in which we draw in the first place?

The one thing about drawing comics is that a script is written so that the artist has a subject or rather idea that they must use their drawing skills to describe. It is similar to a math problem printed in a math text that the mathematician must solve. The script does not interfere with the creative it fosters creativity by the artist using his abilities to put graphics to words.

But if you, the reader are looking for some drawing books here are some good ones:

* The Drawing Book, by John Deacon
* How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way, by Stan Lee and John Buscema
* Draw the Marvel Comics Super Heroes, by the editors of Klutz
* SuperHeroes: Joe Kubert’s Wonderful World of Comics, by Joe Kubert
* Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Cartooning But Were Afraid to Draw, by Christopher Hart
* The Best of Wizard Basic Training (How to Draw), by Wizard Entertainment

These books deal mostly with drawing comics and cartoons, but “The Drawing Book” features all types of drawings and puts them into simple form that is easy to understand. It is written for young drawers, but the concepts are the same. Learning to draw comics and comic book characters is just the same as learning to draw the figure or drawing a building. Comics just use a variety of artistic subjects and talents. That is a reason they are so popular.

Until then...May the Creative Drawing Force be with you


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